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Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter

B&H # HOCPMC72 Mfr # A72CRPL
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Circular Polarizer - Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

Multicoated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.

NOTE: Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems and video cameras without problems).

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 72 mm
Grade Not applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature No change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 72 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Clear optics (8)
  • Professional quality (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (5)
    • Image manipulation (4)
    • Lens protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent filter

    Using it on a brand new Sigma 150 (macro) 2.8 lense. Mostly outdoor photography. This lense helps clarify the contrast and intensity of the picture.

    Using it on a brand new Sigma 150 (macro) 2.8 lense. Mostly outdoor photography. This lense helps clarify the contrast and intensity of the picture.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Waste of Money

    Purchase this polarizing filter for outdoor nature photos. I looked at less expensive circular polarizers as I previously had good results with inexpensive ones with my 35 mm SLR's. So, after consulting with...Read complete review

    Purchase this polarizing filter for outdoor nature photos. I looked at less expensive circular polarizers as I previously had good results with inexpensive ones with my 35 mm SLR's. So, after consulting with B&H's online experts I thought the extra money would be worth it for my EOS 60D DSLR. I was wrong. After less than a week of shooting outdoor scenic photos and meticulously cleaning with a blow brush, camera lens fluid cleaner, and a Canon lens cloth, the polarizing filter has marks on the surface that will not come out. In all the years I've used less expensive ones I have not had this problem. I have some with over 30 years of use that are in better condition than this new one. I wasted $[$].

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    5.0

    Quality Product

    By RDJ

    from Carson CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easily Mounted
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      Built quality is looks good. I haven't tested it on the field -- hopefully soon!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Waste of Money

      By Puzzling Pete

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Performance
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        Purchase this polarizing filter for outdoor nature photos. I looked at less expensive circular polarizers as I previously had good results with inexpensive ones with my 35 mm SLR's. So, after consulting with B&H's online experts I thought the extra money would be worth it for my EOS 60D DSLR. I was wrong. After less than a week of shooting outdoor scenic photos and meticulously cleaning with a blow brush, camera lens fluid cleaner, and a Canon lens cloth, the polarizing filter has marks on the surface that will not come out. In all the years I've used less expensive ones I have not had this problem. I have some with over 30 years of use that are in better condition than this new one. I wasted $[$].

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Power in your hands

        By Vaquerroca

        from Bogotá - Miami - Cartagena

        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        It is great to be able to take photos with a flash with a blurred background and not have everything in focus, you feel like you have the power in your hands I entrust him total since it has more versatility

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        4.0

        Nice Filter

        By Newbie

        from Richmond va

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            Screws on easily. I have not used it to test the picture quailty

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            is fantastic!!!! Amazing tool..

            By Vaquerroca

            from Bogotá, Miami, Cartagena, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                I'm very happy to used this tool, is really fantastic.... Beautiful colors and totally sharp

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                5.0

                Excellent Polarizer Filter

                By Architect

                from Chattanooga, TN

                About Me Advanced amateur, Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent sharpness
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality
                • Reasonable Price

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Control reflections
                • Landscapes

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                After testing revealed serious deterioration of images taken at the 200 mm zoom setting of my Nikkor 18-200 mm, compared to no filter at all, using a cheap non-multi coated circular polarizing filter, I bought the Hoya HMC CP filter. My new comparison showed no difference between filter and no filter in sharpness, a vast improvement.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                works as it should

                By charlie

                from ashland,pa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                    On a bright sunny day it darkens the blue sky and takes glare off the water making the pictures that much better.I wouldn't be without one.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Filter

                    By TriExposure Photography

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          I have always chosen Hoya for my filters instead of B+W because the quality is almost the same and the price is quite different. Hoya is a terrific deal. Light transmission is excellent, flare is well controlled, and the glass quality is professional.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very Happy

                          By rgteller

                          from Scottsbluff, NE

                          About Me Nature photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                              I use the filter for scenic photography along with closeups of flowers, etc. It screws on and off easily and preforms very well. It also works very well on my other lens using a step down ring, I have had trouble with this with other filters.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A good filter really helps.

                              By popster

                              from Buckley, WA

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                  This is a good filter, you can get more expensive but the differences will not be noticable for most uses. I like that this has a mark on the edge to help with correct alignment. Most do not have that feature.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  another Hoya

                                  By larryDEE

                                  from Zeigler, IL

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                  Works good

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                                  5.0

                                  great little polarizer

                                  By jhanna1701

                                  from Chicago

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      great little polarizer.

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                                      5.0

                                      Does what it is supposed to do

                                      By BigW

                                      from New Jersey

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                          Use this oon my 18-200 zoom

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Well regarded

                                          By Glass Eye

                                          from Indianapolis, IN

                                          About Me Hobbyist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                              I've not really used this yet, but the quality is clear to see. Good value.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Fine quality

                                              By Tom

                                              from Connecticut

                                              About Me Tech Savvy

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                Appears to be well-made. As expected. B&H service was fast; item was as advertised.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Bad Choice

                                                By Big Al

                                                from Atlanta, GA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Loose Mount
                                                  • Weak Construction

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                    The glass fell out of the filter frame the first time I used it. Can't be repaired. I gave it one star because B&H makes you give a product at least one star. Maybe I'll try B&W filters.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Fun addition to kit

                                                    By CraigSheppard

                                                    from Halifax

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Optics
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Firm Mount
                                                    • Great Quality
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Stops down all light
                                                    • Time-consuming to thread

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Image Manipulation

                                                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                    Great circular polarizer - works as expected. Very high quality build construction. I generally leave this filter on the camera most of the time now, as it is appropriate for all but the darkest conditions. It would be nice to have a quick-release, but that would obviously compromise the solid feel of this filter.

                                                    Especially nice is the feel of turning the polarizer from horizontally to vertically - there is a good amount of smooth resistance which allows you to fine-tune the position with ease, and be sure that the filter stays at the right angle when finished.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • Yes

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                                                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    3.0

                                                    Filter works well

                                                    By Ellen the traveler

                                                    from Connecticut

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Optics

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Loose Mount

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                      I've been traveling through Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Sedona. The filter worked well; however, I found it a bit awkward getting it on the lens.

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                                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Hoya is a relable product!

                                                      By Merlin

                                                      from Denver, Colorado

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Clear Optics
                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Firm Mount
                                                      • Functional
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Color Correction
                                                        • Lens Protection

                                                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                        I use this filter for lanscape photography on RAW files and HDRI. It does what is advertised to do by removing excess "light clutter" and glare, and allowing the real colors to come through. It has quality construction and is easy to use. Price was high but for a multicoated filter was comparable or better than others.

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                                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        This is what I intended to buy.

                                                        By George

                                                        from Buffalo, NY

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Clear Optics
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Color Correction

                                                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                          I originally purchased the non HMC (multi coated) version of this filter. I was informed by the rep that the other filter was multi coated. After consulting your free catalog, I realized, before leaving the 9th Ave store, that the non multi coated filter wasn't what I wanted. I went back in and purchased the right one the second time. I always enjoy browsing the NY city store.

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