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Hoya 72mm 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 72mm 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 72mm, 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 72mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72mm
Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (32)
    • Strong construction (29)
    • Firm mount (27)
    • Easily mounted (18)
    • Consistent effect (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (34)
      • UV protection (29)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (5), Pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      High quality, superior craftsmanship

      I use the filter for two reasons: to protect my Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm lens and to enhance the images of my Nikon D70 camera.

      The Hoya filter is superior...Read complete review

      I use the filter for two reasons: to protect my Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm lens and to enhance the images of my Nikon D70 camera.

      The Hoya filter is superior to all the glass filters I've used in the past. The images have a richness and tonal quality unmatched by lesser filters.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      careful

      Altho I believe the filter produces some benefits as a UV filter in cutting glare, I actually found that it degraded the image by a small amount. I tested the filter in a with...Read complete review

      Altho I believe the filter produces some benefits as a UV filter in cutting glare, I actually found that it degraded the image by a small amount. I tested the filter in a with and without scenario and found that the with images at 400 percent magnification had LESS resolution and that the filter 'blurred' detail. I wouldn't add a filter to a lens that compromises it's performance.

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      5.0

      Good filter

      By Spotty

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

            This is one of the better UV filters. I keep it on the lens all the time as I live in AZ where blowing dust is a problem. It also offers better UV filtering than the one on the sensor of my DLSR.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Hoya filters the best!

            By Bill T

            from Vancouver BC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Highest quality
            • Large Selection
            • Low cost

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cut Glare
              • Enhance Clarity
              • Enhance Color
              • Lens protection

              Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

              I use Hoya filters almost exclusively because of the quality of the glass and the coatings used to prevent glare or ghosts.Hoya has been the world's largest maker of optical glass for decades. Some of the worlds biggest lens makers including Canon, Nikon and Leica use Hoya glass when they dont make it themselves.Hoya are also the least expensive brand for most applications. Low cost - high quality. What more could you ask?

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best for wide angle lenses

              By darci

              from fort wayne, IN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Overall Very Good Finish
              • Thin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                I bought this filter, because I had problems on the border of my pictures with the previous one. This one is thinner, therefore, more adequate for wide angle lenses. I use a 24 - 85 MM on my camera, and it worked perfectly.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good value.

                By Shawn

                from Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                    Hoya filters are great accessories to protect front elements from drops and scratches . Even while pixel peeping, there's no significant deterioration in IQ. A carelessly dropped lens will cost 5x the amount to repair that this lens costs--this filter is good instance for when your camera is dropped or knocked over.

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                    5.0

                    Must have filter

                    By Pat

                    from Westminster, Co

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Multi coated
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                      I ordered this filter the same time that I ordered my new Sony a77. It went on the lens as soon as I took it out of the box. Hoya Pro 1 filters are extremely well manufactured and the optical qualities equal and compliment even the most expensive lenses on the market. The Pro 1 filters are some of the thinest you'll find and yet still have a front filter thread if you want to add a ND or polarizer at a later time. I have Hoya uv filters for every lens I own and consider them must have protection. The Pro 1 digital series offer the perfect combination of Multi coated optics, strength and thickness at a resonable price.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      perfect

                      By Arlene

                      from NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                        72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter by Hoya

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just buy it!

                        By Matt

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                          The Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter is just the ticket to protect your valuable lens and filter out UV. High quality and cheep insurance, just buy it!

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                          5.0

                          Nice filter and lens protection

                          By John

                          from Waynesboro, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                            Used mainly for lens protection (Nikkor DX 18-200mm)

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Nice fit, good quality

                            By Jimmy

                            from Santa Cruz, CA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easily Mounted

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Lens Protection
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                              While Im not a professional photographer, this filter was recommended to me by one.
                              The filter came in good condition, clean and fit perfectly. I haven't shot many photos yet but with the little that I have, I have seen no negative effects.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The very best filter I've ever owned

                              By Al

                              from Austin, Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                A beautiful, affordable filter. Very easy to clean.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                A must have

                                By Ycarus

                                from Springfield Gardens, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                Great lens' optic protection. Don't settle to some other cheap alternative especially if you wish to use it on a great and expensive lens. It does a good job in UV filtering than the one that I originally have as I often shoot against the light in the field.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Awesome.

                                By andrewding

                                from vallejo, ca

                                About Me Casual Photographer

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                  Works well as a cover for the lens and works better than the regular UV filters.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  good filter

                                  By Mart

                                  from Quebec

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easily Mounted
                                  • Firm Mount
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                    good optic and great for lens protection and UV

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great filter

                                    By Steve

                                    from Hanford

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Consistent Effect
                                    • Firm Mount

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                      I tripped and fell in Chicago while my camera was out of its bag.I hit a pothole and went down.The secondary protection, my UV filter kicked in and as I struggled to keep my arm up it got ground down on one side. Folks put a UV filter on your gear,use your camera bag and buy Hoya.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Product. Very well built

                                      By JCarlos Photo

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Lens Protection
                                        • UV Protection

                                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                        Deepens the blue in the sky. Perfect for outdoor photography

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Quality

                                        By Starryeyed82

                                        from Keene, NH

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Lens Protection
                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                          Decent, fairly inexpensive, piece of mind to protect your lens! Threads easily, metal, very sturdy and clear! Buy it, you won't regret it!

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Great Clarity

                                          By Clints Dreamography

                                          from Cedar City, UT

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Doesn't Fasten Well

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Lens Protection
                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                          The coating is awesome, I bought this as a protectant filter so I didnt want to spend a fortune, It is a great value, but a little info for ya its low profile and for some reason any extra filters you thread on there will go on but not seat, just spin dont know if its a defect or what but on this particular lense it went on will be used for portraits, so I didnt even bother with the return.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          2nd best uv filter type

                                          By Hot Pixel

                                          from Perth Australia

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Lens Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                          Great item bought as a gift for someone with an ef-s lens.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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                                          4.0

                                          It met my expectation.

                                          By Goodchi

                                          from Newcastle,WA

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Consistent Effect
                                          • Easily Mounted
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Lens Protection
                                            • UV Protection

                                            Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                            Great for outdoor

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Good lens guard

                                            By Rodger

                                            from Oregon Coast

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Lens Protection
                                              • UV Protection

                                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet (UV) Pro 1 Digital Filter:

                                              Good investment to shield expensive lens

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                                              • No

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