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Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital 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 72mm 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 72mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72mm
Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter
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    Hoya72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Clear optics (10)
    • Strong construction (8)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Easily mounted (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (7)
      • Color correction (4)
      • Image manipulation (4)
      • Lens protection (4)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Brilliant design, even better image

      I spend a lot of time in high glare and intense light situations and use wide angle lenses regularly, so I needed a filter that would not give me vignetting and that would allow...Read complete review

      I spend a lot of time in high glare and intense light situations and use wide angle lenses regularly, so I needed a filter that would not give me vignetting and that would allow me to cut through haze and blinding reflections. The Hoya Pro 1 MC provides all that as well as a slight warming effect. The added hue is not exaggerated at all, and once you figure it out, it's easily managed by setting your Kelvin temps in camera to cool it off as needed.

      I'm not sure of its exact exposure effect, but it does bring your light down a stop or two, which, again, is an added benefit in many of the situations I find myself in.

      It mounts easy and is easy to dismount, as well as fitting well with a Canon L series lens cap. The ring moves smoothly and yet still holds steady.

      If you shoot sports or even any portraits, this is a filter I highly recommend adding to your quiver.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Difficult to thread onto lens

      This is a decent polarizing filter for the price. However, it is difficult to thread onto my Canon lens. I have not encountered this problem with my other "pro" quality filters...Read complete review

      This is a decent polarizing filter for the price. However, it is difficult to thread onto my Canon lens. I have not encountered this problem with my other "pro" quality filters with brass rings. Hopefully, the filter threads will "clean-up" after further use.

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      5.0

      As Advertized

      By olonzo

      from phoenix

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            it is a Polarizer and it is 72mm. Nice and thin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome CP filter

            By DreamCol

            from Boston MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Effect
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              Who ever looking into CP should take a look of this. great for beginner. worth it for professional.

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              5.0

              Great Polarizing Filter

              By Jeff M

              from NY NY

              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

              This is a great Polarizing filter ! For the price I highly recommend it !

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              4.0

              2nd one

              By tumbled

              from Florida

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Consistent Effect

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • Reflections

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                Works well in all projects just as the first one has. This is for another lens so I don't have to trade back and forth and the price is excellent.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic filter

                By JDawggie

                from CT

                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                Really like this filter! Great price, great filter...I started using Hoya glass (have other filters) and see no need to change!

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                5.0

                best price & great shipping

                By Mikencol

                from Douglas Cty, Colorado

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                  Used on a Cannon 60d telephoto lens in Colorado. does wonders for the Fall colors in the mountains.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Brilliant design, even better image

                  By JC Forest

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      I spend a lot of time in high glare and intense light situations and use wide angle lenses regularly, so I needed a filter that would not give me vignetting and that would allow me to cut through haze and blinding reflections. The Hoya Pro 1 MC provides all that as well as a slight warming effect. The added hue is not exaggerated at all, and once you figure it out, it's easily managed by setting your Kelvin temps in camera to cool it off as needed.

                      I'm not sure of its exact exposure effect, but it does bring your light down a stop or two, which, again, is an added benefit in many of the situations I find myself in.

                      It mounts easy and is easy to dismount, as well as fitting well with a Canon L series lens cap. The ring moves smoothly and yet still holds steady.

                      If you shoot sports or even any portraits, this is a filter I highly recommend adding to your quiver.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      not enough for me

                      By bUGSY

                      from Montreal

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Mounted

                      Cons

                      • Weak Effect

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      I can't give more than two starts nothing compare with B+W kASEMAN IS MORE EXPENSIVE BUT IS A REAL POLARIZER BIG DIFFRENCE SEE THE FULL REVIEW ON B&H235 AROUND QUALITE FILTERS YOU CAN'T GO WRONG

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A great Polarizing Filter

                      By Dude

                      from American in Spain

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Excellent Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accurate Sky Colors

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        This has been a very high quality filter. No problems with threads, and optical clarity is excellent.

                        I would purchase other Hoya products.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Polarizing Lens

                        By deep_f8

                        from Centennial, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          Nice, blemish free ploarizer. Just what I needed!

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Difficult to thread onto lens

                          By Prudent Shopper

                          from La Mirada, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                              This is a decent polarizing filter for the price. However, it is difficult to thread onto my Canon lens. I have not encountered this problem with my other "pro" quality filters with brass rings. Hopefully, the filter threads will "clean-up" after further use.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent

                              By 7Der

                              from Atlanta

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                I got this polarizer at the reccomendation of a friend and don't regret it for a second. Top quality and very nice results.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fit nicely on EF-S 15-85

                                By PowerJP

                                from Longueuil, QC

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      Thin design but I can still attach my Canon 72mm lens cap.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      worth the cost

                                      By Sonny

                                      from Buffalo,ny

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Landscape Photography

                                        Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                        i am really happy with this filter on my 7d,brilliant color,reflection removal,this is a quality product. Would purchase again!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Awesome Glass

                                        By Jcarlos Photo

                                        from Los Angeles, CA.

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                          Awesome piece of glass by Hoya. Worth the price.....

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Nice Quality

                                          By Koach

                                          from Tacoma, WA

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Landscape Photography

                                            Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                            I use this on a 18-200mm lens for landscape shots and reducing haze or glare in general photography. The filter has a solid feel with easy turning, but not loose turning. The riged rim adds good grip that lesser quality filters do not often offer. I have no negative comments.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Polarizor

                                            By JimH

                                            from Lebanon, PA

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to install
                                            • Easy to uninstall
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Water

                                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                              Using this primarily for outdoor shots to cut thru haze, deepen the blue in the sky and cut reflection. It does the job.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works very nicely

                                              By RichB

                                              from Oakland, CA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Enhances sky colors
                                              • Good glare reduction
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Can't use lens hood also
                                              • Case is bulky
                                              • Unscrews easily in use

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Landscape Photography

                                              Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                              I use this filter on a Nikon 18-200mm VR DX lens and I find that it enriches the color and minimizes reflected glare pretty well. I can't compare it to the very high end versions on the market but I think I got my money's worth. Hoya appeared to be well regarded, enough to make me consciously avoid bargain polarizers. The slim profile eliminates vignetting but the anti-glare coating comes at the price of cutting down on the allowable light. So, it needs to be removed for indoor use which unfortunately obligates me to always have the storage case handy. That is the only annoyance because to a small degree it defeats the convenience of having a good all-purpose wide range lens. While I no longer have to walk around with a camera bag with extra lenses I still have to carry the big 72mm acrylic case that does not easily slip into a pocket. Overall it's a really good filter that I recommend.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great benefit for landscape photography

                                              By dwangle

                                              from Cleveland

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Packaging

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape Photography

                                                Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                I've only used it once. Just got it! I took it out on a bright, winter day with snow cover and lots of blue sky with puffy, white clouds. The filter slowed down my shutter speed a little but it really brought out the sky and other color. The world and my pictures look a lot better when this filter takes away the glare that is normally there on a real bright day.

                                                My polarizer is 72mm. It has the appearance of a precision optical instrument. I like its thin, light design. If it weren't for its darkness, you wouldn't even know it is there.

                                                I wish I had a better carrying case for it. The factory packaging is a little large and bulky and I doubt it's plastic container would stand up to much rough handling.

                                                I have other Hoya products and I have confidence in the brand.

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                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                nicely designed thin filter

                                                By John

                                                from Alexandria, VA

                                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                                See all my reviews

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Improves Picture Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                                    I have a number of filters from Hoya and I've never had a problem with any of them. This thin polarizer has a very nice design... it is easier than most filters to grip and install/remove on the lens because the mounting ring has texture. It also allows lens caps to fit over the filter, which many thin filters (at least older designs I've seen) can't do. Other than the nice design, it works well.

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