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

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

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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
UPC: 024066016683
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 3.6 x 0.5"

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Hoya72mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
3.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Clear optics (9)
  • Professional quality (8)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Color correction (5)
  • Image manipulation (4)
  • Lens protection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not up to expectations

By Boltbacker

from San Diego, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Mounted
  • Smooth Rotation

Cons

  • Difficult to clean
  • Quality

Best Uses

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

    Spending the extra money for "made in Japan" manufacture, I expected a top notch circular polarizer from Hoya. What arrived was a filter with a partially dislodged snap ring holding the glass in place (I was able to pop it back in). In addition the glass itself was quite dirty and required cleaning before use. The plastic clamshell case it came in looked factor sealed so I can only assume it was factor fresh and not a returned or used item.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Filter

    By AtwaterStudios

    from Springfield,MA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Consistent Effect
    • Easily Mounted
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Landscapes
      • Lens Protection
      • UV Protection

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

      Nice filter. smooth rotation with good resistance.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 $[$].

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          • 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

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              • 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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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                  • 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.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Filter

                      By TriExposure Photography

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      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.

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                      • 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.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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.

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                              • 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.

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                                          • 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.

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                                            • No

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                                            (2 of 3 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.

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                                                • 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.

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                                                • Yes

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                                                (2 of 4 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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