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Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer 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.

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 86 mm
Grade Not applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated No
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 86 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 86 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (12)
  • Strong construction (11)
  • Consistent effect (10)
  • Easily mounted (9)
  • Firm mount (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (7)
    • Lens protection (6)
    • Shooting outdoors (5)
    • UV protection (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

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    5.0

    well made filter

    By Lewis

    from New England

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easily Mounted
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      This filter is rugged and does the job well, have even used it taking of the moon! This Filter has helped increase color contrast and reduced alot of stray refections.

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      5.0

      Works great

      By Fred

      from Cheyney Pa.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

          I use it with a Tamron 200 to 500 lens. It does everything it is supposed to do. You could spend more money, but I don't think you would notice much difference compared to more expensive brands. I would definitely recommend this filter as well as other Hoya filters.

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          5.0

          Nice product

          By Xia

          from Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                Good filter to reduce reflections on water and glass

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                • No

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                5.0

                Big Difference Maker

                By Red Sox Fan

                from Douglas, MA.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                  Wow! Get out in a bright sunny day and this will help to cut down on unwanted replection off water, cars or glass. Make skies bluer and add dfinition to clouds. See the color of the Carribean ocean and not just the blinding glare from the water in your photos. Especially with this big a piece of glass. Well machined threaded rim and frame. Threads on or off easily. A bit Pricey, but so is Better Quality worth paying a bit more.

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                  5.0

                  pro product!!

                  By Alain

                  from Quebec, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork

                    Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                    Very nice!!!

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy anther one for my 300 nikor

                    By john a

                    from portland oregon

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                      Airshows and wildlife photo'S

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great value

                      By kulo150

                      from Shorewood il

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                        Use it all the time on my sigma 150/500mm lens,from taking sports to wildlife.love it

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Photo Bum

                        from Tallahassee, Fl

                        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 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                          I use this filter on a Tamron 200/500mm lens. It works great in filting the sun and making the colors so much better.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Does what it is supposed to do

                          By BigW

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                              Use this filter on my Tamron 200-500 zoom

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              86mm circular polarizer by hoya

                              By toutle teacher

                              from washington state

                              About Me Film Professional, Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                On my lens most of the time. I use it on a Sigma 50-500.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Protection and added bonus clarity

                                By TeeDog

                                from Tacoma, WA

                                About Me Parent, Technically Challenged

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                  I needed to acquire a filter to protect my lenses and this ones also provides clarity. Love it!!!

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great around water

                                  By Paul

                                  from Rio Hondo, Tx.

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                    Works great for shooting wildlife pictures on or near the water when you have a very bright sun and can't set up to have the light in the right direction

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good Quality Filter

                                    By ChapJohn

                                    from Tigard, OR

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                      I use this filter all the time for outdoor pictures on an ultra-telephoto lens. I have not seen a need to use a hood when using this filter.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter by

                                      By MJ

                                      from Colorado

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Panoramic Filming
                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                        excellent

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Excellent

                                        By Steelmill Mark

                                        from SE Pa. USA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                          Must have in the bright sun

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Survived the beach

                                          By Donnie

                                          from Madison, MS.

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Cross-Threads Easily

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction

                                          Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                          I ordered this Hoya just in time to try it out in Destin, Fl. on the beach. Yes, the proper adjustment of the filter does make the sky much bluer, ect.
                                          So, I was at the beach taking pictures. The Hoya was attached to my SIGMA 150-500mm lens as I was walking around the beach taking pictures of the waves, etc.
                                          As I was walking back to my site I noticed that a large black dish like thing was not only laying on the beach, but the wave activity was washing this disk back and forth. I just thought maybe someone lost something. They did. It was my brand new Hoya that had somehow come loose from the lens!!! No tellin' how long it had been their washing back and forth. Ok, so , I picked it up just like it was and just headed to the room and put it under a gentle wash of plain water under the sink. Cringe ! Then I gently wiped it off the best I could with a softest towel I could find (cringe!). Later that evening I was able to use a real camera lens cleaning solution. If there are any scratches, I can not find any. If there are then they must be microscopic. Looks fine to me - still using it. No problems that I can detect. I honestly can not find any scratches anywhere on the Filter.
                                          Donnie
                                          Madison, MS.

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                                          5.0

                                          "I spell RELIEF as F I L T E R"

                                          By JIMMY

                                          from Easley, SC

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Lens Protection
                                            • UV Protection

                                            Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                            This provides perfect protection for my Sigma 50-500 lens. Now I can do the wildlife and wilderness shots with great relief from damage. I spell RELIEF as "F I L T E R"!!!!!

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                                            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Very satisfied with the product[...]

                                            By Don the man

                                            from Coram, NY

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction

                                              Comments about Hoya 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                              I use this produce under glary conditions and for water shots

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