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Hoya 72mm 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 72 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 72 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
 
4.5

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (64)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Reliable (41)
  • Durable (34)
  • Clear optics (13)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (67)
  • Travel (46)
  • Everyday (22)
  • Macro photography (10)
  • Color correction (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (51), Semi-professional (19), Casual user (9), Photo enthusiast (6), Professional (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Effective in experienced hands

One who only wishes to get rid of reflections that are not welcome will be glad to know that this filter does that and more. I am glad it has helped me enhance the...Read complete review

One who only wishes to get rid of reflections that are not welcome will be glad to know that this filter does that and more. I am glad it has helped me enhance the beauty of a blue sky. You ought to be a bit cautious when choosing the white balance though, or it will tint your picture a little.
Another way it has pleased me is by adding some f-stops to the exposure and allowing you to shoot at a slower speed to create that foggy effect in running water.
I would say that it's an asset to carry one of these with you, but you must be careful not to let it stain your composition.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worked like it should until...

Got the first filter and right away noticed that the metal ring that keeps the glass inside the outer ring was wavy like it was bent then "fixed" then installed....Read complete review

Got the first filter and right away noticed that the metal ring that keeps the glass inside the outer ring was wavy like it was bent then "fixed" then installed. [...] got a new one that had the same problem but not as bad and decided to keep it. Took my trip to Europe and on the last week we were there I decided to take it off and clean the filter on both sides. When I went to take it off the inside metal that holds the glass inside the outer ring popped off making the glass come out of the outer ring with some kind of oil as well. Bad product! From now on I'll pay the extra money and get the better German made brand none of those have broke on me and I've had them longer.

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5.0

As Expected

By Daktari

from Somesville, Mount Desert Island, Maine

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography

    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

    As expected the Hoya Polarizer has helped me capture the look I want in my photos. Great product !

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great Photos

    By Jim

    from New Jersey

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      I have used this filter several times since my purchase. The photos are great. High quality glass, no distortion and great proce! Would highly recommend.

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      5.0

      THANKS FOR A GREAT FILTER

      By AMIGO

      from SANTA CLARA, UT

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Outside In Full Sun
        • Traveling

        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

        WHILE HIKING IN THE HILLS ABOVE LAGUNA BEACH, CA, WITH MY WIFE, THE POLARIZING FILTER DICONNECTED FROM THE LENS OF MY CANON XSi AND WAS LOST. ONE QUICK CALL TO B&H AND WITHIN A WEEK, NEW FILTER, WORKS PERFECTLY AND GREAT PRICE. I'M READY AGAIN FOR MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOOTING OUTDOORS, FULL SUN IN THE DESERTS OF SOUTHERN UTAH AND CALIFORNIA. THANKS B&H FOR BEING THERE FOR ME WITH GREAT ADVICE, QUICK RESPONSE AND VERY GOOD PRICE. SCOTT LEE

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        4.0

        I would recommend this.

        By Hopeful

        from IL

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

          For a reasonably priced circular polarizer it does a great job.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Only Hoya

          By E

          from Baldwin, NY

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

            I only use Hoya for all my lenses, Nikon 10-24mm, Nikon 105mm and Sigma 50-500mm.
            Go with Hoya you can't go wrong.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works well

            By Denise C

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

              Photography is a hobby for me. Due to various circumstances, I wind up taking many photos at the "wrong" time of day with harsh light. This filter helps greatly in reducing blown out skies. I have not had it long, but am already enjoying what it does. I look forward to doing more with it.

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              5.0

              GREAT VALUE- WORKS WELL

              By Eightohms

              from Los Angeles California

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                I use this polarizer to remove unwanted reflections from water, glass and for wonderful cloud rendition. EZ to remove from lens and quick to put on.

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                4.0

                Good filter, my unit flawed

                By Doug

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                Solidly built. Doesn't affect the picture in ways that it shouldn't. Comes with reasonable case. However, I bought for sizes of Hoya filters and this size doesn't fit my lens very well and it's very hard to turn the filter to add/remove the polarized light.

                I'm not saying you shouldn't buy this product, just know that they're not all perfect. You can always return it and get another one.

                I gave it 4 stars because I'm pretty sure this was a single mistake, not the way the filter is made overall.

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                5.0

                Polarizer Works Just Fine

                By Jacques

                from Warwick NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                  Used for reducing reflections from glass over framed prints while archiving.Well-cut threads make mounting pain-free.Only complaint is that it is darker than other polarizing filters I have used.

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                  4.0

                  Good for beginners.

                  By Arun

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                    Good for beginners.

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                    4.0

                    AFFORDABLE QUALITY

                    By speedorms

                    from milan, mi.

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                      Hoya makes good products for those not needing the ultimate. This filter is a bit darker than i would hope for. but modern cams make that a non-problem

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                      5.0

                      Hoya quality as usual

                      By turkiye

                      from Welcome, NC

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                        Use on Sigma 18-250

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Pretty Good

                        By 802

                        from VT

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                          Works pretty well but since it's not multi-coated it robs light from your lens (have to use slower shutter speeds/open your lens' iris more. Not good for low light or sports. Others will say that this is a cheap investment to reduce haze/enhance colors/reduce reflections but at the cost of robbing your lens of light...unless you spend double the price for Hoya multi-coated circular polarizer. Also vignettes on wide angle lenses (i.e. 30mm or wider - 35mm format equiv.)

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                          5.0

                          amazing piece of glass.

                          By K WILL

                          from QUEENS

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                              YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS FILTER. WHEN USED IN THE PROPER ENVIRONMENT IT REALLY BRINGS OUT THE BEST LOOKS. GOOD FOR SHOOTING WATER SCENES , CLOUDS ETC... IT JUST SEEMS TO ENHANCE THE COLOR PERFECTLY. CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS !

                              TONY AT BHPHOTOS IN THE VIDEO DEPT RECOMMENDED THIS TO ME

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                              5.0

                              Works Great

                              By Gator

                              from Manawa, Wisconsin

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                Easy to use, easy to put on your lense. I shoot with a sony a77 and had great success. For the price you can't go wrong. I would recommend to all my friends.

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                                5.0

                                perfect

                                By Leviipie

                                from Tucson

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                perfect filter for my new lens.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                POLARIZER FILTER WORKS GREAT

                                By Lin

                                from Long Island, New York

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                  Really brings out the best in landscape photography. Fits perfectly on the lens.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  BH to the rescue...Again

                                  By Maddawg

                                  from Modesto, CA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                    just when I thought I was covered w/my Nikon-D90 and 18-200 super lense, I was caught short! B&H again had the special Polarizer I needed and it was ordered. Only a couple of days later it arrives.
                                    All IO can say is "
                                    bh to the rescue again!" thank-you

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent qualiy

                                    By Charlieh

                                    from westwood, MA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                      Great recommendation, good fit and performance

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good Price

                                      By Rick

                                      from Henderson, Ky.

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                        Works well.

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