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Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

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Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

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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. Filter factor is between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops).

This unique filter is the result of a collaboration between Hoya and respected wildlife photographer, B. Moose Peterson. It combines the advantages of a polarizer with the warming effect of an 81A filter.

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

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Hoya77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (28)
  • Strong construction (24)
  • Firm mount (22)
  • Easily mounted (20)
  • Consistent effect (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (21)
    • Image manipulation (13)
    • Lens protection (8)
    • Artwork (4)
    • UV protection (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (3), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Moose Warm Circular Polarizer

    I use polarizers just like any other photography tool, sometimes I remember to use one, sometimes I don't. And like other tools any change to the image regardless of how subtle might be...Read complete review

    I use polarizers just like any other photography tool, sometimes I remember to use one, sometimes I don't. And like other tools any change to the image regardless of how subtle might be the "thing" that makes that particular image "just right" rather than one of the thousands of mundane photographs on your external hard drive. I haven't used this filter tons yet but thus far I like it's warming affect which seems to clarify and enhance all colors where standard polarizers work mostly on blues when I use them. I shot these two photos for you to compare for yourself. Both shot with Nikon 28-70 2.8 at F4, ISO 200 using a D7000 on a terrible smokey cool morning. Both frames handheld Aperature priority. The affect is subtle but notice it in the shadowy areas and the alteration or saturation of color. I think this filter has the potential to be very very good given the right light and weather conditions. I'm anxious for an opportunity to test that theory. Maybe the coast in a few weeks hmmmm

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Meh...

    Like other reviews, it gets stuck on really easy - this is because the thread ring is too thin and flexible. When you press on it to remove it, you deform the ring...Read complete review

    Like other reviews, it gets stuck on really easy - this is because the thread ring is too thin and flexible. When you press on it to remove it, you deform the ring and it binds. I've found the way to remove it is to quickly turn the filter portion and the friction there easily gets the thread ring loose enough to turn by hand.

    Also, minimal polarizing if any at all.

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    5.0

    Moose Polarizer by Hoya

    By DeBo

    from Six Mile, SC

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      I am a novice photographer. Since photography is only a hobby for me, I am limited on the amount of money I can spend on resources. I needed a polarizer because I find myself shooting a lot of waterfalls and rivers where reflections were killer. This has been a welcomed addition to reduce the glare I was fighting. The relatively affordable price for a great piece of gear is also a plus.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Meh...

      By Mr. Smith

      from Houston

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Image Quality

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      Like other reviews, it gets stuck on really easy - this is because the thread ring is too thin and flexible. When you press on it to remove it, you deform the ring and it binds. I've found the way to remove it is to quickly turn the filter portion and the friction there easily gets the thread ring loose enough to turn by hand.

      Also, minimal polarizing if any at all.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very Nice

      By WFO

      from Terrell, Tx

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easily Mounted
      • Firm Mount

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

        I am on my way to spend about a month backpacking in Alaska next week and decided to try this filter. I spent some time in Arkansas recently and this filter is more than I expected. Fit was Awesome and tight. The circular filter is a nice change from my non circular and the warm tones I got in the morning and evening were nothing less than spectacular. Hitting the rapids later in the day I decided to take the camera. The pics I got of the fish were unreal. I'm a fisherman and the filter allowed me to shoot the fish under the water and I had some great shots of some nice stripers up in the shallow water. I'm sold.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Satified

        By rteller

        from Scottsbluff, NE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

          It does what a polarizer is suppose to do well and it adds a nice bit of warm tone to the image.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good filter with minor issue

          By Ian

          from Glenpool, OK

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Vignettes

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

          The filter fits and works well, however on my Tokina 12-24mm f/4 zoom it does vignette slightly at the 12mm end

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good 1st outing with new Moose polarizer

          By Jon

          from Cherry Hill NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easily Mounted
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Brings Out Color
            • Cuts glare

            Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

            Spent a couple of days in New Mexico right after I got this filter. It warmed up the wintry grays and took the glare right off the Rio Grande

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great filter!

            By EUA Photo

            from Boca Raton, Fl

            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 (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                Well constructed, great for sunrise and sunset

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                • No

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                5.0

                Filter

                By drjohn

                from Virginia

                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 (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                  excellent polarizing filter, like the warmth the filter generates

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I Like It!

                  By Shelly

                  from Grover Beach Ca.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Glare On Sunny Days
                  • Glare On Water

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                  I used this polarizer at the beach on a sunny day. I loved the warmth it creates and also minimizes the glare.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Much Needed In Outdoor Photography

                  By coneected

                  from southern cal

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Mounted
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                    I find I turn to this filter every time I am shooting outdoors no matter what time of day. Early morning, mid day and late evening this filter improves the overall look and removes any harsh light from your scene. The warming effect also softens the photo in ways which appear very natural. You will be amazed at the appearance your photos have just using this filter.

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                    5.0

                    Best Filter On The Market

                    By OptimusPrime

                    from Southern Cali

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                      This filter works great for me as I shoot a lot of photographs outdoors near the beach. It helps to remove the brightness of the sun and really give my photos a more natural look. If I am outdoors in the daylight hours it is always on my camera. Thanks Moose Peterson for putting together such an enjoyable camera/lens accessory.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      a better picture

                      By Jo

                      from Israel

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easily Mounted

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction

                        Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                        Adds contrast and warm color to gain better pictures.

                        If there was a mark for neutral position it would be excellent

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Must have the "Moose"

                        By Sweet_T

                        from New England

                        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 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                          Fall sunshine and bright blue skies. A must have for leaf peepers out there to enhance your autumn colors.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Moose Warm Circular Polarizer

                          By Da Lowrider

                          from Oregon

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork
                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                            I use polarizers just like any other photography tool, sometimes I remember to use one, sometimes I don't. And like other tools any change to the image regardless of how subtle might be the "thing" that makes that particular image "just right" rather than one of the thousands of mundane photographs on your external hard drive. I haven't used this filter tons yet but thus far I like it's warming affect which seems to clarify and enhance all colors where standard polarizers work mostly on blues when I use them. I shot these two photos for you to compare for yourself. Both shot with Nikon 28-70 2.8 at F4, ISO 200 using a D7000 on a terrible smokey cool morning. Both frames handheld Aperature priority. The affect is subtle but notice it in the shadowy areas and the alteration or saturation of color. I think this filter has the potential to be very very good given the right light and weather conditions. I'm anxious for an opportunity to test that theory. Maybe the coast in a few weeks hmmmm

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            I WILL BUY THIS IN OTHER FILTER SIZES TO

                            By CHARLIE

                            from POTTSTOWN PA. 19464

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork
                              • Color Correction

                              Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                              I USE LIKE ANY POLARIZER FOR SUNNY DAY SEANS [TO DEEPEN COLORS OOF THHE SKY AND GET RID OF UNWANTED REFLECTION.I LIKE IT BECAUSE IT DOES SUCH WITH WARMER TONES.THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE IS THAT IT'S A LITTEL THICK.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great Filter

                              By Westwind

                              from Oakland, Ca

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                  I am not a profesional photographer and I am using this on a new Canon 70-200 F2.8 L lense. I have compared it with the Hoya CIR-PL 77 and I prefer the colors I get with the Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  77 mm warm circular polarizer

                                  By Sujit

                                  from Alpharetta, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easily Mounted
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Image Manipulation
                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                    i have used it 3-4 times since i received it,The results so far have been very good on landscapes. i definitely will recommend it to others

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                                    5.0

                                    fine

                                    By Hugo

                                    from Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction

                                      Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                      clear and simple to use.

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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Beautiful colors for outdoor photography

                                      By Daniel Allen

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      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 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                        I bought this filter for my new Canon 5D Mark II because I do a lot of outdoor portraits. I was drawn to the before/after shots with this filter and figured it might actually help make a difference with my photography.

                                        I LOVE the colors that are in my shots with this filter! They're so rich and full. Sure, you can probably "fake" these colors in post-production with Photoshop, but it sure is nice to have bright, vibrant color photos to start with!

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Excellent Build

                                        By rossw

                                        from Virginia

                                        About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Picture Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Shooting Outdoors

                                          Comments about Hoya 77mm (Moose) Warm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                          Great Circ Pol.. Works great on my Canon 17-40. Very little vignetting at 17mm.

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