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Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter

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Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter

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The Hoya Pro 1 Digital Circular Polarizer takes advantage of Hoya's patented optical glass technology to create a hardened glass that is thinner than the normal optical glass. This allows the overall thickness of the filter to be reduced to avoid vignetting when used with ultra-wide angle lenses.

Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

Note: Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems and video cameras without problems); Pro 1 Digital filters are ultra thin but have a front thread

Digital Cameras Need Multicoated Filters
Digital camera CCD or CMOS sensors are highly susceptible to reflections - this stray light can ruin your photographs! Don't risk your valuable photos by using bare-glass filters
Digital Multi-Coated
Digital multi-coated filters greatly reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections
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 to help 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 to further lengthen the life of filters
Effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter
Polarizing filters do not affect the overall color balance of a shot
The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun
Type Pro 1 Digital Circular Polarizing
Size 58mm x 3mm thick
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Digital Multi-Coated
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 58mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter
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    Hoya58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (14)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Firm mount (10)
    • Easily mounted (9)
    • Consistent effect (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (7)
      • Image manipulation (7)
      • Lens protection (6)
      • UV protection (5)
      • Artwork (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It pops the images

      I use it to reduce glare, darken Sky and highlight clouds, reduce haze

      I use it to reduce glare, darken Sky and highlight clouds, reduce haze

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Thin is good....

      For models, but not for filter rings.Purchased for a trip to the mountains to photogragh streams and waterfalls at close range. It is used on a 50mm f/1.8g. Water splashes and fingerprints...Read complete review

      For models, but not for filter rings.Purchased for a trip to the mountains to photogragh streams and waterfalls at close range. It is used on a 50mm f/1.8g. Water splashes and fingerprints wipe off with a microfiber cloth.Easy to rotate yet well dampend so it does not move on its own. Polarizing effect is good and comparable to my Nikon 77mm CPL 2.I have a 62mm HD and the rings on the HD are thicker and easyer to grip. The male thread ring on this is the thickness if a fingernail .5 mm. I carry a 14inch cable tie in case I can't remove it by hand.

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By SolarMan

      from Seattle

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork
        • Image Manipulation
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        I use this for product photography. It helps remove polarized light off of shiny surfaces.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sturdy, useful polarizer

        By Barta IV

        from Wake Forest, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          Great for outdoor shooting to tame the sky, remove reflections from windows, and to take the glare off wet surfaces after the rain. Good construction. Smooth operation.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Buy!!!!!!

          By ~Barb~

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            I love my new "Circular Polarizer" filter! I've had other Hoya filters in the past and know that they are tried and true! Thanks B&H!!!!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Thin is good....

            By JPO

            from New England

            Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            For models, but not for filter rings.Purchased for a trip to the mountains to photogragh streams and waterfalls at close range. It is used on a 50mm f/1.8g. Water splashes and fingerprints wipe off with a microfiber cloth.Easy to rotate yet well dampend so it does not move on its own. Polarizing effect is good and comparable to my Nikon 77mm CPL 2.I have a 62mm HD and the rings on the HD are thicker and easyer to grip. The male thread ring on this is the thickness if a fingernail .5 mm. I carry a 14inch cable tie in case I can't remove it by hand.

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            4.0

            what I expected

            By bgwhale

            from Coupeville, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Mounted
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction

              Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              it is as advertised. I need to learn how to use it properly, but it is good quality, was delivered on time, and will suit my needs. I thought the 1.3 (or so) f-stop difference would be more noticable, but this is probably because I don't know how to use it properly yet.

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              • No

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              5.0

              The one necessary filter

              By David

              from Berkeley, CA

              Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              Slim enough not to cause vignetting on my Canon G1X. Multi-coating is well worth the extra cost.

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              4.0

              Nice

              By Tom H

              from Taos, NM

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easily Mounted
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                Bought it for use on my Fuji X-e1 which already has great color saturation. Polarization only enhances that. This is my first Hoya Pro-1; I'm pleased so far.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Nice filter, does the job.

                By Nathan

                from Ohio

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      This filter does nicely what it's supposed to do.

                      While testing it off the camera, I noticed slight color change while rotating it back and forth, from blue to yellow/orange.
                      I haven't noticed much (if any) ill effect on my images yet though. Even so, it wouldn't be anything you can't fix with software.

                      Rotating the filter does feel/sound a little scratchy, and mine has a section where it drags a little.

                      You can also still use a lens cap with this on.
                      I'm still overall very happy with this filter.

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                      5.0

                      Good Filter for my lens

                      By John

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Consistent Effect

                      Cons

                      • Cross-Threads Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Color Correction
                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      Fit with my EF 24mm f/2.8 IS lens. It makes sky blue and trees green! Good for landscape pictrues!

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It pops the images

                      By RolandR2

                      from Santa Fe, NM

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork
                        • Intensify Color
                        • Reduce glare

                        Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        I use it to reduce glare, darken Sky and highlight clouds, reduce haze

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it...it works perfectly!!!

                        By Lou Brandow photography

                        from Gainesville, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        works great

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                        5.0

                        Nice quality

                        By Mike

                        from St. Pete Beach, Florida

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Rotates Easily
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Control Glare
                          • Deepen Sky Color

                          Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          I'm shooting a lot of old buildings lately and wanted to get better control of glare.

                          I like the quality of the filter. It rotates smoothly, although its slim design can make it a little hard for biggner fingers.

                          The biggest problem is that I have to remove the lens hood to rotate it. I'll have to look for a threaded lens hood.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works great.

                          By adamaj74

                          from Hannibal, MO

                          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 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                            Bought this to go with a Nikon 50mm 1.8. No complaints, works great.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Excellent!

                            By JLM

                            from San Juan, PR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                Great for landscapes. Excellent quality glass.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1

                                By REMROB

                                from Tampa Bay, FL

                                About Me 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 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                  I own over a dozen Hoya Pro 1 Digital Polarizers and Clear Protectors. I used Tiffen in the past many years but there is a HUGE difference in the quality with Hoya Pro 1 Digital. Go Hoya and you will Never Go Back!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  As advertised

                                  By Tum67

                                  from Mississippi

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                    Although there is not much to a polarizer. Not a multitude of moving parts. So in it's simplicity it is perfect at it's job. My beach photos would have been a nightmare without it and it worker flawlessly.

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                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great bang for buck

                                    By CRF529

                                    from Australia

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Firm Mount
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • 'Digital' marketing hype

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscapes

                                    Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                    A CPL is almost a must have item for landscapes and this is one of the best, even better that it's one of the cheapest!

                                    The only reason I gave this 4/5 as opposed to a full 5/5 is that I believe the 'Digital' specification of this filter is nothing but a marketing gimmick to command a higher price.

                                    A great filter with nice robust threads and smooth operation of the rotating ring, I'd recommend the non digital version of this to save the money, but both are more than adequate.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Amazing

                                    By LPacheco

                                    from La Paz, México

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Firm Mount

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      it's useful for photos with up light for example on the beach or sunny days...

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A must have!

                                      By RF

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Casual 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 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                        What a great filter! A must have if you are goign to shoot outdoors and in overly lit areas

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                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        A must have!

                                        By RF

                                        from NYC

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction
                                          • Image Manipulation
                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                          Wow, what a difference this filter makes!

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