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Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # HOCPHRT49 Mfr # A-49CRPLHRT
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You Pay: $33.00
Product Highlights
  • Uses a High Rate Transparency Film
  • Transmits 25% More Light
  • Equivalent to 1/3 Stop More Light
  • Eliminates/Reduces Reflections
  • Rotating Design
  • High Quality Hoya Glass

The Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter is unique in its design since it incorporates a High Rate Transmission film that permits more visible light to be passed through the filter while still producing the same degree of polarized light. This filter now permits the equivalent of 1/3 stop more light to be taken in yet it still filters the same amount of polarized light. This can be a huge benefit to users of both digital and HD technology cameras and 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.

This filter also contains UV properties which aid in eliminating the bluish cast on cloudy days or in open shade.

Polarizers should be a part of every photographer's gear. They are useful when you wish to increase the saturation of a blue sky or want to make the clouds stand out more. Moreover, they are handy when reflections are a problem - such as when shooting into glass or on the water. 

All of this goes into increasing contrast for a more effective photo. The effect of the polarization 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 without problems)

Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
Best way to enhance a blue sky, boost cloud detail
Eliminates reflections on glass and water
Can be combined with certain other filters to produce special effects - For example, when used with a red filter, it will simulate a threatening storm
Type HRT Circular Polarizer
Size 49mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Yields 1/3 more light than traditional polarizer
Multi-Coated No
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 49mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49mm
Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Hoya49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (7)
    • Consistent effect (5)
    • Easily mounted (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Firm mount (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (4)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Excellent quality and value

      By JT

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Storage Container Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

      Product arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Performance of the Hoya HRT circular polarizing filter is excellent and so was the price.

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      5.0

      Great inexpensive polarizer

      By Brenxu

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Good, well machined filter. No flaws or blemishes on lens.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Value

        By Rum Runner

        from Valdosta GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

            This filter has tremendous value for the money. Great polarization, and excellent build quality are prevalent in this filter. The one issue (admittedly minor) is that I use this for a rangefinder which requires me to remove the filter and figure out the best angle for polarization, then reinstall at the proper angle. This filter only has one indexing mark on the filter ring, requiring some gymnastic ability if using this with a rangefinder. Otherwise, this is a great $ filter!

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            5.0

            Awesome filter.

            By andrewding

            from vallejo, ca

            About Me Casual Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Really nice on contrast.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great!

                By johnnyr

                from Phoneix, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    I tried it for the first time the other day with some unusual cloud patterns and it worked great.
                    Not to loose or to tight when turning.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great procuct

                    By Castrato

                    from Glendale, Ca.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      WOrks as advertised. Good quality. Buy one.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great filter for the price

                      By Phil

                      from Boulder, CO

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Great filter for shooting outdoors and near water. Very good performance at the price point.

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                        5.0

                        great for image manipulation and macro

                        By Up North Dan

                        from northern Michigan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Consistent Effect
                        • Creative fun
                        • Easily Mounted

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artwork
                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection
                          • Nature macro photos
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Hoya 49mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          Aside from the obvious use to darken the sky as background for dramatic clouds, I've found a polarizer quite handy for creative naturally lit closeups. Like all Hoya filters, this one is about as optically perfect as an amateur might afford, threads easily on and off the lens, and comes in a handy case.

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