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Hoya 77mm 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
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 77 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 77 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (28)
  • Consistent effect (21)
  • Strong construction (19)
  • Easily mounted (17)
  • Firm mount (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (15)
    • Image manipulation (15)
    • Lens protection (11)
    • UV protection (6)
    • Artwork (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3), Enthusiast (3), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great filter

    Use this with my 17-40 L, very nice mount on it, and you can put the lens cap on over it as well (which is important to me, don't like having to...Read complete review

    Use this with my 17-40 L, very nice mount on it, and you can put the lens cap on over it as well (which is important to me, don't like having to take filters off before putting on the cap...). Consequence of that though is that vignetting is more strong if used with a full frame sensor. It is sort of hard to clean but I think all CPL's are like that, I use a residual oil remover and it works really great with a microfiber cloth that I always keep handy with me. The circulating ring is not exactly damped but it definitely will not circulate by itself. It circulates smoothly as well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great filter, but...

    I'm currently based in the Middle East, where the light is intense. This filter does an excellent job of minimizing the light intensity/highlights, and saving me editing time.
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    I'm currently based in the Middle East, where the light is intense. This filter does an excellent job of minimizing the light intensity/highlights, and saving me editing time.

    Cons: You will get heavy vignetting at wide angles. The construction is a little flimsy. The inner threading came off after about 1 year of heavy use, and I had to replace it.

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    5.0

    I would buy this again

    By Bear

    from Colona,IL

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great For Outdoors

      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      Great color from this filter

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      • No

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      5.0

      Top value

      By The flying dutch moose

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Landscape

      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      This should be in the photo bag of any self-respecting photographer. This is a high quality filter that won't dissappoint.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent polarizer!

      By Marlirawx

      from San Diego, ca

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Image Manipulation
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        This polarizer was recommended to me by my photography instructor. I went out shooting last weekend and am very pleased with it! I hadn't used a Hoya brand before (only b&w) so I wasn't sure what to expect. It is definitely lighter then my b&w polarizers but it works just as good! Will order other Hoya polarizers in the future!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Filter

        By AKfler

        from Alaska

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            Great Filter for the money, can't go wrong with a Hoya

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great CPL

            By Carl

            from Louisiana

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              I purchased this CPL for shooting the "Cruisin the Coast" event many old/antique cars and it performed just as it was supposed to. It may seem expensive but if you want your photo's to be top notch then it's a small price to pay. I would buy it again if needed.

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              5.0

              Just what I needed..

              By Paulie

              from Reston, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Effect
              • Easily Mounted

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                As I am improving with my camera I realize I need more equipment and this has made a significant improvement in my paictures..

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                • No

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                4.0

                Works Great Good Value

                By Fisherdog

                from Peoria, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                  I haven't had the opportunity to use this filter very much yet, but its exactly what I was looking for. Got some great shots of the fish in my lake. The only complaint I have is the ring does have the tendency to move a little on its own.

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                  4.0

                  works but likes to stick

                  By ID Nikon

                  from Idaho

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                    A great filter but the aluminum frame likes to stick on the lens.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good product for the price

                    By srboyer

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Harsh Sunlight
                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      I use it for harsh sunlight and glare.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Quality Filter

                      By richdelb

                      from Algonquin, Il

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          After limited use on my 24-105 f/4l lens I am very happy with this purchase. Filter goes on and comes off the lens fairly well. Just be careful and take your time putting it on and there will be no cross threading issues. The filter is a major step up from the cheep store bought one I had, and improvement in my photos were quickly noticed. Special thanks to the folks at B&H who were TOTALLY GREAT when I had a shipping issue and had to get a replacement. Fast, simple, friendly customer service !!

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                          3.0

                          Nice dark blue sky but hard to clean

                          By jokoo3

                          from Quebec Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect

                          Cons

                          • Scratch easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          I found that the polarizing effect very efficient, but the filter is easily damaging. Be careful when you clean it...

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Polarizer filter

                          By FK Images

                          from Chester County, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Working with light

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                            Works really well

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Polarizer

                            By KDM

                            from The Villages, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                              I use this on my Canon 100-400L, it's great here in Florida where the sun is strong all year. Can adjust to any condition. Don't leave home without it.

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                              5.0

                              Worth the price

                              By Haywire

                              from Bailey, Co.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                  I purchased this filter to replace the less expensive one I originally bought. The difference was amazing. The filter is optically clear to the edges and the pictures were crisp and clean. The cost is not excessive and the filter is worth every cent.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Super awesome

                                  By Nick

                                  from Orange County, ca

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                    I am an automotive photographer, and when shooting cars you really need a CPL to cut down the reflections in all he paint. I initially had a cheap polarizing filter but lost it while out on a shoot. So I bought this one because it is multicoated. Right away I could tell the difference. The polarizing effect is more pleasing, and slightly more pronounced. Definitely worth the money. So all in all I'm glad I lost my horrible old filter and upgraded to this guy

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                                    5.0

                                    Great clarity and depth of color!

                                    By Jeannie

                                    from Anderson SC

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                        Got some great photos with this
                                        filter. Added great depth and
                                        intensity of color. Also protects
                                        the lens.

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                                        1.0

                                        Do NOT buy this filter!

                                        By Gator Engineer

                                        from Destin, FL

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                            The quality of this filter is good with one substantial caveat; it was designed such that it easily locks onto the lens or filter to which it is attached. I'm talking about seizing up on the filter or lens such that it cannot be removed, even with large locking-grip pliers. I take very good care of my equipment, and am absolutely furious that I've marred the surface of the Canon L-lens to which it is attached. Despite this, the filter will NOT come off. This has happened repeatedly, despite my deliberate efforts to NOT tighten this filter. I can't get the blasted thing off, so that I can use this $1,100 lens to take a picture indoors. Disappointing design!

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Love this filter!

                                            By Richman

                                            from Barcelona, Spain

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction
                                              • Image Manipulation

                                              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                              As with all Hoya products, this does not dissapoint!

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                                              • No

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                                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great Polarizer

                                              By Oscar P.

                                              from Marysville, WA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Color Correction
                                                • Image Manipulation
                                                • Lens Protection
                                                • UV Protection

                                                Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                I use the polarizer to reduce reflections in almost all of my outdoor photographs. It works extremely well.

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                                                4.0

                                                Excellent polarizer

                                                By Sunny

                                                from The great white north.

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Firm Mount
                                                • Low Profile
                                                • Strong Construction

                                                Cons

                                                • Pricy

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                  Used with wide angle lens without vignetting.
                                                  Does the job.
                                                  Less than the usual 2 stop light drop.

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