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Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film

You Pay: $20.78

A Hoya Yellow K2 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films.

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

Especially useful for added contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground
Provides a natural tonal rendition
Often used for subjects at intermediate distances
Type Yellow
Size 52 mm
Grade K2
Filter Factor 2 (+1 stop)
Multi-Coated Yes, Hoya Multicoated
Rotating No
Effect Contrast control, enhanced skin tones, tonal corrections and more dramatic landscapes; Noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films
Application Offers the most correct tonal range contrast to produce natural clouds against blue skies
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 Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Firm mount (7)
  • Strong construction (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (4)
    • Image manipulation (4)
    • Lens protection (3)
    • UV protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE

    By ALBERT

    from SINGAPORE

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Filter Protection
      • Image Manipulation
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

      IT WORKED GREAT! AND DELIVERY WAS ON TIME.

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      • No

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      5.0

      High quality contrast filter

      By Daryl J.

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

        High quality contrast filter for black and white photography that performs as well as filters costing significantly more.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good B&W filter for prime lenses

        By Diogo Provete

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Hard to Clean

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

        This is a good example for the beginner who shoot B&W photography, especially landscape.
        The multicoat makes it a little bit hard to clean, but everything else is just OK.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice

        By Tara

        from NYC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

              Good

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              • No

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              5.0

              For B&W

              By arskewes

              from American Fork, Utah

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction

                Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

                Indespensible when working with b&w film. Slight darkening of the sky and lightening of colors containing yellow. Creates more contrast in tonal quality in certain b & w images.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Filter

                By NeutraL-GreY

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

                    This is not the most fascinating product out there but since you absolutely need a filter of some sort for outdoor black and white photography it is an important one. The filter seems to be of great quality and it is multi coated so I see no reason to get the more expensive brands as I highly doubt my images will be any bit sharper than with this filter. Use the money you save to get some film ;)

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Yellow filter darkens B&W sky

                    By Gerry

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Drops exposure 1 f-stop

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

                    The yellow filter darkens bright blue skies and water, and enhances contrast in B&W images. This provides a nice efect and heightens the drama of landscapes and seascapes. The problem is the yellow filter costs 1+ f-stops in aperture or shutter speed.

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                    5.0

                    Good Multi-Coated Choice

                    By denverjims

                    from Denver Area

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Darken Sky w BW film

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

                      I shoot large format B&W exclusively and use this on my Nikkor-M 300mm. Good filter for moderate sky & cloud intensification. High optical quality at a reasonable price. Can't think of any shortcomings. I like Hoya and use their filter products on all of my lenses.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent Filter

                      By applesanity

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation
                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film:

                        No glares, no loss of quality or sharpness. Hides blemishes on people's faces well. Darkens sky just a bit, but not much. Maybe, combine with a PL filter for added effect? Or get a red filter. Filter is a bit too thick, but no noticeable vignetting on wide angle lenses. Multicoating makes it a bit difficult to clean; dust clings to it like you wouldn't believe. Suggest getting one of those lens cleaning pens. Don't use lens cleaning fluid - you'll just get a lotta streak marks.

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