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Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter

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Product Highlights
  • Extra Strong Glass
  • Decreases Internal Flare on Sensors
  • Waterproof, Stain Resistant
  • Scratch Resistant

The Hoya Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter represents the next generation of dynamic Hoya filters.

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.

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).

25% higher light transmission than standard polarizing film used in current photographic filters
Filter promotes the acquisition of more light for your image
Increases sharpness
This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Type Circular Polarizing HD Filter
Size 77mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature No Change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter
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    Hoya77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 69 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (50)
    • Lightweight (35)
    • Durable (32)
    • Reliable (29)
    • Strong construction (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (45)
      • Travel (29)
      • Everyday (12)
      • Portraits (10)
      • Image manipulation (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (24), Semi-professional (17), Professional (7), Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (60)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Key filter in every Photographer's bag

      I use this for sports, scenery and any other situation requiring minimization of glare or reflections. Greatly improved stain and scratch resistance, better image quality and thin rim that reduces vignetting. No flaws...Read complete review

      I use this for sports, scenery and any other situation requiring minimization of glare or reflections. Greatly improved stain and scratch resistance, better image quality and thin rim that reduces vignetting. No flaws with this filter.

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      High Quality, Low Durability

      I've owned two of these filters and the optical quality is superb, 5 Stars. The downside of the filter, however, is serious and outweighs the quality in my opinion. I've purchased two...Read complete review

      I've owned two of these filters and the optical quality is superb, 5 Stars. The downside of the filter, however, is serious and outweighs the quality in my opinion. I've purchased two of these filters because on the first one the two rings broke apart when I was shooting in Switzerland. The glass got scratched and the filter was ruined. I bought a second one because of the high glass quality and a year later the same thing happened and it was out of warranty (only 1 year). Added to this durability problem is the maddening issue of threading the filter onto a lens or UV filter. If you thread it to a snug fit, it's almost impossible to remove for some reason. It seems like the threads seize up with the receiving threads. This doesn't happen every time, but it is a serious problem. You're better off avoiding this filter and going with the B+W line (XS-Pro level).

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      5.0

      Works well

      By Jack

      from Copperopolis, CA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

            Nice & thin---no vignetting or distorsion.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Polarizer

            By Heliguy

            from Sierra Vista, AZ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

              Very well made polarizer.

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              5.0

              Great Polarizer

              By J Francisco

              from Corona Ca.

              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

              Great product, nicely built, & does its job!!!

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              5.0

              nice filter

              By photog165

              from New York

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                good at reducing glare and darkening blue sky and saturating colors

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great colors

                By The bird woman

                from Burke, VA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Nature photography

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                  As this is the only circular polarizer I have used I can't really compare it to others. I acquired it for use in wildlife photography in a marsh situation, birds primarily, both in the water and against the sky. It worked beautifully. The photos came out considerable better with the filter than without. With the filter colors had a much nicer chromatic range, very little glare, and the blues for the sky and water were much enhanced.

                  I found it very easy to use.

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                  4.0

                  Nice construction and effective

                  By Jeff the Traveler

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                    Great construction - I have already dropped it once, but it suffered no damage. It fitted nicely on my Canon 17-40 f/4, and it can easly be taken off if needed. The polarizer appears to work fine - yet to take a closer look at the pictures...

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                    5.0

                    Great polarizer

                    By Y John Y

                    from Leesburg, VA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Very thin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                      This polarizer loses very little light, it cuts glare very effectively and the best part, if you accidentally put you fingers on it, the fingerprints does not stick. It is on my lens almost all the time. I love it.

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                      5.0

                      Much better than the basic filter

                      By John

                      from Alexandria, VA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • No vignetting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                        This is a great filter, with very good optics. I use this on a 6D and have been very happy with it in my early tests. So far I have found that it unscrews easily (it rarely sticks), and it has a very low profile. The latter quality is the most important one for me. I previously had the basic Hoya CIR-PL, and found that it would show up on the corners pretty severely when I had my 24-105 at 24. Although this mostly went away when I would apply lens profile corrections in Lightroom, some cropping was still required. I had a similar issue with my 17-40, though it wasn't quite as bad (usually the lens profile corrections were sufficient to disappear the black corners, but sometimes I don't want to apply the corrections.

                        Well worth the extra money in my opinion.

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                        4.0

                        Does what it should

                        By PJC Imagery

                        from Jacksonville, Florida

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                          Use this on my Canon 24-105 lens, works great. I use it 75% of the time, only when I'm in low light do I take it off.

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                          4.0

                          Gets the job Done

                          By Brick

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                          Great filter to get rid of reflections and darken the sky.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          So far...it's perfect!

                          By Richard Chan

                          from Spokane Valley WA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                            A good polarizer is an absolute must in bright, contrasty, outdoor light. I lost my Nikon CPL (ouch!) which had served me well for years and decided to try the HD Hoya. It fits well (threads are fine like any filter and, being aluminum, you must be gentle), supports the Nikon-supplied lens cap, and seems to let more ambient light through, which is a bonus. I'm not going to test the strength, however I hope it lives up to the 4X claim!

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                            4.0

                            One of the best photography investment.

                            By Richard

                            from Santa Clarita California

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • It's Hard To Take It Off

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                            I mostly shoot events like weddings. This filter is best shooting outdoors to lessen the highlights specially in broad daylight. It makes blue bluer and green greener. Less post processing.

                            I like that it is multi coated and thin to avoid vignettes.

                            The only thing is that I am always having a hard time to take it off from the lens when I don't need it. Not sure if this is common but I'm thinking of getting another UV filter to be attached with it so it will be easy to take it off.

                            Overall I like the output and pictures and even videos are looking good.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Filter

                            By Alex , The Engineer

                            from Toronto, ON, Canada

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • NA

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                            Excellent product, the best price/value ratio

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very quick service !

                            By beaner879

                            from Toronto, Ontario Canada

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                              This was a quick replacement for filter I had damaged. I favour Hoya for the quality and this one was on sale.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works as described

                              By Cliff

                              from Sacramento

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                                This polarizing filter works better than the Lee filter I previously owned. You only lose 1 stop instead of two with other polarizing filters.

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                                4.0

                                I can see clearly now!

                                By Jena Ardell

                                from NY

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                                  Had to make a cheesy title. I'm a fan of this filter. I just used it yesterday for an outdoor portrait session to enhance the colors of a barn. Worked well. No complaints.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Does the job well

                                  By Soplica

                                  from Rochester Hills, MI

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                                  It is a good, reliable polarizer however I must take one star off the rating for the thread which makes the filter (almost) impossible to unscrew.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Filter

                                  By Bill

                                  from Staatsburg, NY

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                                    Works great for darkening skys in landscape shots and removing glare when shooting car shots.

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                                    • No

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                                    2.0

                                    High Quality, Low Durability

                                    By GP Travels

                                    from Boulder, CO

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Use
                                    • Not Durable
                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                                    I've owned two of these filters and the optical quality is superb, 5 Stars. The downside of the filter, however, is serious and outweighs the quality in my opinion. I've purchased two of these filters because on the first one the two rings broke apart when I was shooting in Switzerland. The glass got scratched and the filter was ruined. I bought a second one because of the high glass quality and a year later the same thing happened and it was out of warranty (only 1 year). Added to this durability problem is the maddening issue of threading the filter onto a lens or UV filter. If you thread it to a snug fit, it's almost impossible to remove for some reason. It seems like the threads seize up with the receiving threads. This doesn't happen every time, but it is a serious problem. You're better off avoiding this filter and going with the B+W line (XS-Pro level).

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Polarizer

                                    By Atomic77

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing HD (High Density) Digital Glass Filter:

                                      Does what it is supposed to do. Get it.

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