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Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter

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Product Highlights
  • Digital Multi-Coated
  • Reduces Internal Reflections on Sensors
  • Minimizes Bluish Cast
  • Protects Front Element
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Ultra Thin Frame
  • Knurled Edge for Easy Attachment

The Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter is a wise initial investment. It helps protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

Digital camera CCD or CMOS sensors are highly susceptible to reflections. This stray light can ruin your photographs with flare and ghosting. Hoya Digital Multi-Coating reduces any internal reflections, which means a clearer image with greater contrast.

A UV filter not only minimizes the bluish cast sometimes found under daylight conditions, but is also the best available protection against accidental damage to the front element of your lens. A lens that accidentally gets dropped on its front element while hiking can potentially be saved by purchasing this item. Some people refer to it as "cheap insurance".

As a lens protector, it should be left on at all times. Aside from that more-than-significant benefit, UV filters render your photos clearer, sharper and more contrasty. For those who enjoy outdoor photography, especially distant vistas, a UV filter can produce a more distinct and acceptable image by removing much of the blue tint normally associated with atmospheric haze.

The advantage of most Hoya filters is that Hoya puts, at least, one layer of anti-reflective coating on each side of their glass. It is not bare glass. Even if the glass is not multi-coated, this kind of production tends to minimize flare and ghosting. Digital Multi-Coating takes this protection to a higher level.

Hoya is one of the largest manufacturers of glass in the filter industry. In collaboration with its parent company, Tokina Optical, Hoya continues to strive to produce some of the best glass on the market. Currently, they hold 40% of the world's market for optical glass.

Note! Pro 1 Digital filters are ultra thin, but have a front thread

Digital Multi-Coated
Digital multi-coated filters greatly reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by internal reflections that can be a problem with CCD and CMOS sensors
Black Almite Frame
Filters feature a black matte aluminum, satin-finish almite frame, which reduces reflections
Black Rimmed Glass
These filters are equipped with black rimmed glass to reduce the chance of light reflecting off the edge
Low Profile Frame
Ultra-thin filter frames, which help to avoid vignetting on super wide angle lenses, are also designed to hold a lens cap
Knurling Edge Frame
These filters are equipped with a straight knurling edge for non-slip, easy attachment and removal
UV Protected Case
Filter cases are UV protected, which further lengthens the life of filters
If desired, it can be left on the lens at all times, for protection
Type UV Pro 1 Digital
Size 52mm, 3mm thick 1
Please Note:

Filter is 3mm thick (glass is 1mm thick)

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Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Digital Multi-Coated
Rotating No
Effect 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) Pro 1 Digital Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Clear optics (18)
    • Firm mount (17)
    • Strong construction (15)
    • Good image quality (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (18)
      • UV protection (17)
      • Filter protection (6)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      UV Glass Filter by HOYA (52mm)

      I have been casually shooting around on my Nikon D40 and as I have gained more experience with it, I wanted to treat my camera better. One recommendation was getting a lens filter. ...Read complete review

      I have been casually shooting around on my Nikon D40 and as I have gained more experience with it, I wanted to treat my camera better. One recommendation was getting a lens filter. I did my research, read some reviews and decided to go with the HOYA 52mm lens filter you are reading about here. I couldn't be happier with the results - it really helps my pictures out. The filter reduces the chance of minute rays getting in and otherwise ruining a great picture. It fits well and the pictures turn out nice. I am not, however, so well versed that I could give you a technical comparison between pics but I can tell that my pictures look less hazy.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Effect is good, but easy to worn

      The effect is good, but this multi-cocated filter is very easy to be worn --- unless you never wipe and clean it.

      The effect is good, but this multi-cocated filter is very easy to be worn --- unless you never wipe and clean it.

      Reviewed by 27 customers

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      5.0

      The best UV filter

      By Tom the archer

      from Charlotte, NC

      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
        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

        The Hoya Ultraviolet absorbs the sun rays which occurs with outdoor photographs haze. It also serves as a lens protector, for any lens. I feel that it is a essential component for any photographer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Piece of mind

        By Rockstar

        from Annapolis, MD

        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) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

          Just bought Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "pancake" lens for my photojournalist daughter who is notoriously a little "rough" on her gear. This filter is a perfect compliment to this surprisingly versatile lens. I'm not sure if my daughter really thinks much about it but it gives me piece of mind that her lens will hold up a little better and longer and her shots may be just a little better for it...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Amazing Product!!!

          By Kuji Banks

          from New york, Ny

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Filter Protection
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

            I use this for landscape photography in extremely brutally sunny climates so lens protection from the sun is a major issue for me. This product works great as it doubles as a protector from glare and harmful uv rays as well as drastically enhances image quality in sunny conditions.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            High Quality Filter

            By David

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

              I have used Hoya Filters for over forty years and always appreciate the quality of filters they make. This is a great filter to protect the investment you make with your camera lens. The thin metal ring design is excellent for digital cameras. There are cheaper filters out there, but why put a cheap filter on an expensive lens!! I remove the filter when doing outdoor night time photography.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Just what i needed

              By Dan

              from New York

              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) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                Looking for a simple filter to help protect my camera and this was exactly what i needed

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great filter

                By James

                from Morgantown, WV

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                  I use this filter on my fuji xf 35mm lens. I had an old, cheaper filter on it initially but it caused flare and ghosting. This filter greatly reduces these issues, which are most apparent in low light shooting with light sources present.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best filters out there~ period.

                  By Venture_1

                  from Cynthiana, KY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Filter Protection
                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                    I have these filters on all my lenses. They really do make a difference. Thin frame. Don't waste your time on the others.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works Great!

                    By phorton

                    from Norman, OK

                    About Me 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) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                      Great quality! Low Price!

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                      5.0

                      Seems good enough

                      By Schaff

                      from Minneapolis

                      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) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                        Provides basic lens protection. Coatings are supposed to help eliminate internal reflections but I really can't tell if it does or not. Rating as 5 starts because it is good construction and the price is reasonable compared to others.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just Get The Good Stuff

                        By CHESSIEMIKE

                        from Hampton, VA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount

                        Cons

                        • None that I have found

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                        Don't waste your money putting cheap glass in front of any good lens. All my Hoya filters have performed their job without fail and do not degrade the quality of the lens I put them on. I keep buying them for that reason.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        GREAT Lens Filter!

                        By Lovin' Life

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                          I recently purchased this lens filter and am very happy with it. It is inexpensive, protects my lens, and makes for some very nice color clarity.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good UV lens , good price

                          By Howie

                          from Manchester NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Filter Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                            As a lens protecter

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Unbelievable!

                            By Creepy Coyote

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Cheap Insurance
                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Lens Protection
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                              I bought this filter several years ago for my Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens, and this weekend, the lens fell out of my bag and sailed straight onto concrete. A horrible smashing sound followed, and I was certain the lens was ruined. When I removed the lenscap, I saw the filter had shattered into a million pieces; I was certain the shards of broken glass had also scratched the lens, if it wasn't already cracked from the drop. On closer inspection, the filter left absolutely no scratch on the lens, and miracle upon miracles, my lens still works perfectly! I am buying a replacement for my lens ASAP--it's like having a personal bodyguard for each of my lenses. Do yourself a favor and insure all of your lenses with quality filters, as well, because you never know when one of yours will have the notion to take a swan-dive!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Lens Protection

                              By ScapeShot

                              from Indianapolis, IN

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                It does what it's designed to do, protect your lens without altering the image quality. Excellent value and build quality to boot.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Filter

                                By Artsynancy

                                from New York

                                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) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                  I actually already own this filter and purchased it for my brother as a birthday gift. It's a great filter to protect his new camera's lense.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this filter again

                                  By Dandy

                                  from Broomfield, Co

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Filter Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                    Excellent.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Protection

                                    By Sparkles

                                    from Cambria, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Image Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Any shot any time

                                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                      I keep the UV filter on all of my cameras to protect the lenses. I've found Hoya Pro 1 to be especially tough, scratch-resistant and easy to clean.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Hoya makes the finest filters, my opinon

                                      By BoxsterSBob

                                      from Sequim,Wa

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • LIghtweight

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Best of all

                                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                      Thin, edge black and keeps color correct

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Hoya Filter

                                      By dhoag

                                      from Sussex WI

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Image Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                          Hoya filters are always quality and the UV filter is great protection for the lens.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          UV Glass Filter by HOYA (52mm)

                                          By EAL

                                          from Ketchikan, Alaska

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Image Quality
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                            I have been casually shooting around on my Nikon D40 and as I have gained more experience with it, I wanted to treat my camera better. One recommendation was getting a lens filter. I did my research, read some reviews and decided to go with the HOYA 52mm lens filter you are reading about here. I couldn't be happier with the results - it really helps my pictures out. The filter reduces the chance of minute rays getting in and otherwise ruining a great picture. It fits well and the pictures turn out nice. I am not, however, so well versed that I could give you a technical comparison between pics but I can tell that my pictures look less hazy.

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