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Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter

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The Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter is a wise initial investment. It helps protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

Hoya's high transmission Super-Multi-Coating minimizes reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.

This outstanding filter offers revolutionary performance in light transmission and color balance. 12 layers of Super Multicoating are applied to the surfaces of the Skylight 1B and UV(0) models, which produces an average transmission of 99.7%.

Coupled with maximum surface precision, this allows increased resistance to flare and stunning images can be recorded at wide apertures without compromising the performance of your lenses.

If desired it can be left on the lens at all times for protection
Haze 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
Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees
Type UV(0) (ultraviolet)
Size 52mm x 5mm thick
Grade UV(0)
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Super Multi-Coated (12 layers)
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Reduces excessive blue; Cuts through haze and can improve image clarity; Protects front element of lens
Application Helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter
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    Hoya52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter
     
    4.9

    (based on 61 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (55)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (39)
    • Easy to use (38)
    • Firm mount (34)
    • Strong construction (30)
    • Good image quality (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (38)
      • UV protection (33)
      • Filter protection (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (8), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (32)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Filter

      A 52mm filter is a product that won't be used on many "Pro" lenses, even so, consumer lenses need protection too. I have not done clinical testing but this item...Read complete review

      A 52mm filter is a product that won't be used on many "Pro" lenses, even so, consumer lenses need protection too. I have not done clinical testing but this item does not seem to distort or change color qualities as far as I can see. It helps protect the lens, and I've cleaned fingerprints that would have otherwise been on the front element. The case is plastic and can be used to store the filter in your camera bag.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Of marginal use as a longwave UV filter

      I purchased the Hoya UV(0) filter for the specific purpose of filtering out UV light while photographing fluorescent mineral specimens. While certainly an improvement over skylight and 1A filters, the filter still...Read complete review

      I purchased the Hoya UV(0) filter for the specific purpose of filtering out UV light while photographing fluorescent mineral specimens. While certainly an improvement over skylight and 1A filters, the filter still allows significant amounts of longwave UV light to pass. My subjective estimate is that the filter passes ~20% of the light output of a 9-watt, 368nm lamp. The filter did block 100% of the shortwave UV output of a 9-watt, 254nm lamp but then so does window glass.

      The filter also slightly fluoresces a light green-yellow color under both shortwave and longwave UV light. I did not find that this fluorescence was strong enough to affect image hue under shortwave UV. Under longwave, the white balance was thrown too far out of whack by the passed UV to judge any effect of the filter fluorescence.

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      5.0

      Great for protection, general use

      By Neal

      from Houston

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

            Well made, sturdy filter. Holds the fuji lens caps, which is sometimes an issue with the slim filters.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great as usual

            By APatel

            from Toronto, Ontario

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

              awesome product for your lens.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
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              • No

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              5.0

              Good UV filter

              By Shu

              from Blacksburg, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                    Good product. Always trust Hoya.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Of marginal use as a longwave UV filter

                    By WaterDog

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Passes Longwave Uv

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                    I purchased the Hoya UV(0) filter for the specific purpose of filtering out UV light while photographing fluorescent mineral specimens. While certainly an improvement over skylight and 1A filters, the filter still allows significant amounts of longwave UV light to pass. My subjective estimate is that the filter passes ~20% of the light output of a 9-watt, 368nm lamp. The filter did block 100% of the shortwave UV output of a 9-watt, 254nm lamp but then so does window glass.

                    The filter also slightly fluoresces a light green-yellow color under both shortwave and longwave UV light. I did not find that this fluorescence was strong enough to affect image hue under shortwave UV. Under longwave, the white balance was thrown too far out of whack by the passed UV to judge any effect of the filter fluorescence.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Pretty Good for the Price

                    By Ben Jobe

                    from Arcata, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                      I put UV filters on all my lenses to protect them and to cut down on hazy skies. I used to get cheap non-coated ones. But when shooting bright objects (sun, moon, headlights) there would be awful reflections caused by the non-coated filters. This coated filter doesn't cause strong reflections.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best Filters of All

                      By Mike D.

                      from St Louis, MO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everything

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                        Excellent glass, excellent coatings, aluminum rings instead of brass so they'll deform in a crash and save your lens. Been using these for years and they're perfect.

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                        5.0

                        There are two sides to this fence

                        By dannydtk

                        from Wisconsin

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                              Either people are for lens filters or totaly against. In my opinion this filter does not degrade image quality at all. I mainly use it as lens protection. It feels solid and well made, does what it is suppose to do.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 7
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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works great and good protection

                              By hernan93

                              from Bogota, Colombia

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Image Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                I had to decide between the UV(0) and the UV(C), I'm glad I chose the UV (0), this fit perfectly in my Nikkor 18-55mm. I think I worth the money when we are talking about image quality and even more important, lens protection for your equipment (S-HMC).

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 8

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                                5.0

                                Good

                                By Mark

                                from Omak wa

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                  It works well. No problems.

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 9
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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Hoya UV(0) Super HMC...just superb

                                  By JM075

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Very Easily Cleaned

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                      Hoya's Super HMC is excellent. It equals B+W's MRC, which I consider the best on the market. I own both and choose whichever is cheapest at the time. For today's digital, UV protection is superfluous as sensors and front elements are already treated. I bought this filter strictly for protective purposes. The glass is superb and the coating is extremely easy to clean. My only knock on this filter is that it's mounting ring isn't brass like B+W's.

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                                      5.0

                                      works great, good quality at a good pric

                                      By mpg

                                      from Spokane, WA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Image Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                          Hoya filters were reccomended to me a while ago for good quality at reasonable rates. yep and yep.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Filter

                                          By Cam

                                          from Ottawa, ON

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Great Price
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Filter Protection
                                            • UV Protection

                                            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                            Fits perfectly. Nice construction. Very clear. I manly use it to protect the lens.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this product again

                                            By Mr. D

                                            from Douglas, GA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Lens Protection

                                              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                              I only use this uv filter is to protect my 50mm f1.8 and it's a great filter i would recommend this filter to anyone.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              great filter for the price

                                              By Patrick

                                              from NYC

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Hard to Clean

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                  I use these s-hmc on all my lenses. I didn't think filters mater too much until I compaired some night shots I took with a lens with a hmc filter and one with s-hmc. The difference was HUGE. S-HMC had almost no ghosting or flare. It is worth the money on go for the better filter.

                                                  The only down side is that it is a little hard to clean. No mater what I do there seems to be a greasy film on the filter. That is the nature of the coating they use. As a result I sometimes scratch the filter by polishing it too hard. At least they are affordable.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  No cap

                                                  By Oze

                                                  from San Jose, CA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Not able to use cap

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Lens Protection

                                                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                  It should be a 5-star filter, but there is not enough space for the Nikon cap. Could be they want to make it slim for stacking other filters. As such, the cap is leaving marks on the filter coating. I removed the cap and simply use the hood to protect the lens now, including inside the bad. Still work great.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Hoya UV Filter

                                                  By Bmichelo

                                                  from Rochester Hills, MI

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clear Optics
                                                  • easy to mount
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Firm Mount
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                  • None

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Lens Protection
                                                  • UV Protection

                                                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                  This is a quality multi-coated lens filter. I use it as a protective element on the front of my camera lenses. Keeps the lens clean, protected from rain and helps somewhat with small bumps and bangs. I feel much better cleaning a filter rather than the lens itself.

                                                  It works as it is intended so I have no negatives.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Filter for the Price

                                                  By UnqFilly82

                                                  from Florida

                                                  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 Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                    This is a great filter for the price. I use it for lens protection and the UV benefits.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Very Nice Glass

                                                    By Proto

                                                    from WDC

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Optics

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Lens Protection
                                                      • UV Protection

                                                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                      Was shooting in the Southeast last week where the weather was constently changing and was very pleased with the results. Did not notice any significant differences in image clearity or resolultion when using this filter.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      A must have to protect your lens!

                                                      By Joe Photo

                                                      from Boston, MA

                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Lens Protection
                                                        • UV Protection

                                                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                        Great quality, protects lens coating. Built to last.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Does what it needs to do

                                                        By RJ

                                                        from NYC

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Clear Optics
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Loose Mount

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Lens Protection
                                                        • UV Protection

                                                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Super Multi-Coated (S-HMC) Glass Haze Filter:

                                                        Works great for protecting my lens and giving me clear images

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