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Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter

Reg. Price: $62.90
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Product Highlights
  • Extra Strong - 4x More Tensile Strength
  • Multi-Coated - 8 Layers on Each Side
  • 99.35% Light Transmission
  • Decreases Internal Flare on Sensors
  • Waterproof, Stain Resistant
  • Scratch-Resistant - Easy to Clean

The 52mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Haze HD (High Density) Filter from Hoya is a wise initial investment. It helps protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

This filter, with its hardened glass, has 4x the tensile strength of traditional filters of similar fabrication. This filter is also of great use in today's digital market where sensors are more sensitive to reflected light. Hoya incorporates special coatings that reduce these internal reflections and, thereby, promote a clearer, brighter and sharper image. The multi-coating used in this filter is made up of 8 layers on each side that promote 99.35% light transmission.

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.

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.

Multi-coated - 8 layers on each side; 99.35% light transmission
Waterproof, scratch and stain-resistant glass
Good choice for digital photography
If desired it can be left on the lens at all times for protection
Haze filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details
Filter promotes the acquisition of more light for your image
Increases sharpness
Type Ultraviolet HD
Size 52mm
Thickness: Frame: 4 mm, Glass 2 mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor 0
Multi-Coated Yes - 8 layers of multi-coating on each side; average light transmission of 99.35%
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Reduces excessive blue; cuts through haze and can improve image clarity; Protects front element of lens
Application Digital and traditional photography; helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity
Color Temperature No Change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Durable (12)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Clear optics (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (14)
      • Travel (10)
      • Landscape photography (6)
      • Lens protection (6)
      • UV protection (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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      5.0

      Great filter

      By DCMJensen

      from Clinton, WA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

        Great for a walk around lens and general use.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Worth the trouble

        By Tom in DC

        from Falls Church, VA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

          Coatings are very good. I can barely see the surface when mounted on the lens.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect addition

          By MEK

          from Ellicott City, MD

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

            Perfect addition for protection!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Cheaper than a replacement lens

            By tushb

            from Rocky Point NC

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Protection

              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

              Lens protrction

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              • No

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              5.0

              52mm UV Haze HD Digital

              By Dee

              from Logan, Ohio

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                Excellent product!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Quality item and lens protected

                By Massachusetts camera guy

                from Boston Mass.

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                  Very nice UV filter that fits the Fuji XE1 perfectly. This filter is coated and unlike a cheaper version I tried, with this Hoya I am not seeing any flare or artifacts in my images caused by reflections. I don't always use filters BUT some places such as the beach present lens hazards (blowing sand etc.).

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good quality filter

                  By Bbc84

                  from IL

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                    Using it for protection of my len's only. Pictures look good, havent had to clean it yet, hopefully will clean better than the current other Hoya Pro 1 filter.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Filter

                    By Captain Nikon

                    from Sun Prairie, WI

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Manufacturer
                    • Great value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Done

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                    Installed this UV on a Nikon wide angle zoom lens.Was clean right out of the package. Is easy to clean, looks great, and pictures are fine.Stongly recommended to protect the Nikon or Canon glass. B&H Price for this filter is better than most NYC stores.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Better than regular UV filter

                    By Odil R.

                    from Woodbridge, VA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                      I bought this filter after the regular one was producing flare. It is solid and results in slightly better images.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Filter

                      By KGP

                      from Durham, NC

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                      Really like the density of this filter, I shoot a Nikon D7000 so I don't need the UV haze protection but I really like the reassurance of this high strength filter protecting my glass. The image quality of this filter is also great and I have noticed no reduction in image quality with my 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Seems good.

                      By agshoots

                      from los angeles, ca

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                        Solid build. Use it to protect my voigtlander 0.95 lens. Haven't shot it with it a ton, but it is comforting to know that a seemingly well made filter is there to protect my lens.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does the job

                        By CSJ

                        from Rockville, MD

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protection

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                          I purchased this product to protect the lens. Does the job without distorting the photos.

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                          • No

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great UV filter - maybe the best so far

                          By Rob

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                            I've tried a lot of UV filters: Nikon L37C, Hoya sHMC, Heliopan SH-PMC, B+W MRC, Leica and Zeiss. They are all superb filters. However, Nikon no longer makes the L37C that was my staple. In night time tests, I found that the L37c produced some ghosting, but that the Hoya sHMC had the minimum amount of ghosting. The only German filter in this test was the B+W MRC, which was intermediate between the Nikon and Hoya sHMC. So, for a while I used the Hoya super HMC on all of my new Nikkors. The only problem with the sHMC Hoya is that they can be hard to clean. The coating has a tooth to it that seems to attract grease with contact. The heliopans behave similarly. The tooth makes it harder to clean using lens paper. I usually have to resort to a microfiber cloth for cleaning.

                            I bought this new Hoya filter basically to protect the front element of my Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 in M mount. This super wide angle benefits from having no filter at all, or the thinnest glass to prevent problems with refraction of edge rays. Not only do the new HD glass filters have thin glass, they also have a very easy to clean coating. The amount of light reflecting off the filter when viewed obliquely is about the same as the heliopan SH-PMC or B+W filters, which is to say almost none.

                            The filter ring is nice, solid, and anodized in matte black. It spins on and off without binding.
                            As with all Hoya filters, they come out of the box spotless. You don't have to clean the filter first before mounting on the lens.

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                            5.0

                            So easy to clean

                            By jimmy-boy

                            from conn

                            About Me Parent

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                              I won't buy anything else for now on...

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Crystal Clear

                              By TrevTrev

                              from Lexington, KY

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                                These filters are so amazingly clear your not sure there is even any glass in betweeen the black ring. They also do a great job of repelling fingerprints. My biggest problems with filters is trying to get that one speck of whatever off my lens, never having a cloth or lens pen when i need it I will of course use my finger. With these filters it doesn't matter I cannot leave a smudge or a fingerprint. + According to others they are very difficult to break, I have been very careful with mine so can't really comment on this. Either way, so far these filters deliver.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very Good

                                By w10

                                from Sao Paulo, BR

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                                  Very Good filter

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good to have for all lenses

                                  By Birdie

                                  from Tupelo, MS

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                                    Glad to have this filter for multiple lenses

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    Thin

                                    By FLoyd

                                    from Prescott, AZ

                                    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 Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                                      Spent the extra money on an HD UV filter because my last non-HD filter shattered under my lens cap on vacation. Hopefully it will withstand everyday use better than a typical filter.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great filter

                                      By Doug

                                      from Bridgewater, NJ

                                      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 Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                                        I use this filter on my Panasonic GF1's 14-45 lens. It really repels dirt and is easy to keep clean. The optics are extremely clear, you can hardly see the filter when looking at the front of the lens. Worth the money.

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                                        5.0

                                        UV filtering and lens protection in one

                                        By Mike

                                        from Mountain View, CA

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Lens Protection
                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                                          If you care about your lens, get one of these. Not only does it aid in outdoor photos, it protects your lens coating as long as I have it on the lens, which is all the time! I have one for my 18-55mm and my 35mm 1.8/f. Don't leave home without it!

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