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Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter

B&H # HOSLMC52 MFR # A-52SKY-GB
Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter

Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter Filter Effect

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Due to its light pink color, the Hoya Skylight (1B) filters reduce the bluish cast of daylight and produces a pleasing, warmer picture tone. Wise initial investments, they help protect your lens from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

Multicoated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.

If desired they can be left on at all times for protection
Skylight filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details
Also used to reduce the bluish cast common with some electronic flash units
Reduces the excessive bluishness that frequently occurs in outdoor color photography, especially in open shade under a clear, blue sky; Also keeps skin tones free of colored reflections from nearby objects such as the shade of trees
The absorption peak is in the range which corresponds to the film's green spectrum; This means outstanding outdoor shots with superb color balance and clarity under all conditions
Type Skylight
Size 52 mm
Grade 1B
Filter Factor 1.1 (Approximately)
Multi-Coated Yes, Hoya Multicoated
Rotating No
Effect Produces more pleasing skin tones in daylight; warmer than a UV filter
Application Nature, Travel and Outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not specified
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Warranty One-Year

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Hoya52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Clear optics (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Firm mount (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
  • Lens protection (4)
  • Filter protection (3)
  • UV protection (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

It does the job but do YOU really need i

By NeutraL-GreY

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

  • Clumsy Case

Best Uses

  • Sunlight In Photo

Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

The filter does exactly what a skylight filter is supposed to do and the product is not flawed in any way. That being said the only reason you would need this filter is if and only if you are shooting with film. If you don't shoot with film thats what the white balance is for on your digital camera.

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5.0

Does its job.

By ohheckyeah

from Virginia

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

    This crystal clear filter is perfect for protecting my lens glass. It does cut down on a bluish cast, but the main reason I use it is for protection.

    The quality is what I expect from Hoya.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Solid product

    By D from G

    from Ottawa, ON, Canada

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traveling

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

      This filter is great for protecting your lenses. Ordered a new one as a replacement when it protected a lens from shattering. The filter died but the lens lived on. A great product.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well made but unnecessary for DSLR

      By Paul Geffen

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          Only really useful with film. Auto white balance in a DSLR will undo the change in color. The filter is well made and does protect the lens but effect is essentially the same as clear glass for digital applications.

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          • No

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          5.0

          High quality, reasonable price

          By Doc Saul

          from Chesterfield, Missouri

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            Not too much to say other than its a high quality filter by a reputable maker. B&H price is great. I use it to protect my camera lens.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Usual High Quality Filter

            By Twobucks

            from Naples, FL

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              Same high quality as larger filters and as I would expect from HOYA.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Glad that I bought this filter

              By John

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                I use this filter for landscape shots and it adds just the right amount of warmth to a photo. I'm very satisfied with this filter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good prection for an expensive lens

                By Vinod

                from Newbury Park, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                I use UV filter all the times.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great for my needs.

                By Oliver

                from CT

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                  Perfect for me.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  most important product

                  By shannon

                  from Ronkonkoma, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Filter Protection

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                    this is a great thing to have if your big into photography you save money if you ever scratch it you'll definatly want to scratch your filter and not the lens its protects your lens and gives you better quality photos

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good price, gets the job done

                    By BF

                    from Philadelphia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      I use this basically for lens protection. It provides good skylight protection as well. My only reservation is that it (like many lower priced filters) does not come with a separate case for the filter, so finding them in your bag and interchanging them can become confusing. Obviously a good value though.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Value priced

                      By Sean

                      from NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Filter Protection
                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Skylight 1B (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        Great stater filter for every day use

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