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Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter

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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 55mm 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 55mm
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 55mm
Front Lens Cap Size 55mm
Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter
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    Hoya55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter
     
    4.7

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          5.0

          Hoya does the job

          By MCK

          from Lansdale, PA

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              • Everyday use

              Comments about Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

              I purchased the Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD Digital filter to protect the lens of a superzoom camera. Since a superzoom camera lens is not interchangeable (unlike a digital SLR), it is particularly important to protect the lens. The Hoya filter does the job. I purchased it at about a 66% discount ([$]). It's specifications indicate a very high quality anti-reflection coating (transmission over 99%), so that it has very little negative impact on the performance of the camera (i.e. very little speed loss), and this also minimizes flare from the filter. Fits my 55mm lens opening with no difficulty.Although the filter also provides UV reduction, I doubt that feature is of much value for a digital camera. Unlike film cameras, I expect a consumer digital camera to have little UV sensitivity anyway, so filtering out the UV serves little purpose. However, I got a very good price, and filtering the UV also does no harm.

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              5.0

              Nice Protection

              By Andrew

              from Tulsa

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              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

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                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                I buy a Hoya HD for every lens I buy. Great protection for your expensive lens.

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                4.0

                great product

                By davor michelle

                from Valencia, CA

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

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                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter:

                  great quality and does exactly what it says it does! worth every penny!

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