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

B&H # HOYMC52 Mfr # A52K2
You Pay: $19.95

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
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Clear optics (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Firm mount (5)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (3)
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    4.0

    Good B&W filter for prime lenses

    By Diogo Provete

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    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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    5.0

    Nice

    By Tara

    from NYC

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

          Good

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          5.0

          For B&W

          By arskewes

          from American Fork, Utah

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          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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            5.0

            Great Filter

            By NeutraL-GreY

            from Sacramento, CA

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            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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                4.0

                Yellow filter darkens B&W sky

                By Gerry

                from Vermont

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                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

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                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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                  4.0

                  Excellent Filter

                  By applesanity

                  from Washington, DC

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                  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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