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Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

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Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

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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
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You Pay: $28.04

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The Hoya 52mm 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
UPC: 024066051639
Type HRT Circular Polarizer
Size 52mm
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 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.8 x 0.6"
Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (5)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Easily mounted (3)
    • Firm mount (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (3)
    • Image manipulation (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Filter

    I use this filter for outside video and stills. It works flawlessly as far as I am concerned. It is a little thin and can be a pain to remove, but...Read complete review

    I use this filter for outside video and stills. It works flawlessly as far as I am concerned. It is a little thin and can be a pain to remove, but "il n'y pas de rose sans épine." Every rose has a thorn. I will certainly be keeping it. In comparaison, my cheap @ filter is perfect junk. Although it helped me retain contrast during the shoot for which I purchased it, it tints everything a beige/tan. This Hoya renders beautiful greens and lovely blues, just as a polarizing filter should. Buy it. Barring a dud, it is a good buy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Solid Quality, but hard to attach

    I bought this thinking that it would be great as a lens protector. But the lens that I ordered also has a hood (and cap) so that benefit is not needed. The glass...Read complete review

    I bought this thinking that it would be great as a lens protector. But the lens that I ordered also has a hood (and cap) so that benefit is not needed. The glass is surrounded by all-metal, you can feel the quality. However, both the attachment ring (with the threads) and the adjusting ring are very narrow. This makes it difficult to attach and remove the filter.

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    5.0

    Seems Great!

    By Matt

    from Belfast, Maine

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

    This is one of my first lense, but it seems to be good. I don't notice a lack of light. Seems to let in the right amount. Looks like good build. I dropped it 3 feet onto a wood floor and didnt crack.

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    4.0

    Excellent Filter

    By UWG Creative Media

    from Philly/NYC/Cambridge

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Kinda Thin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I use this filter for outside video and stills. It works flawlessly as far as I am concerned. It is a little thin and can be a pain to remove, but "il n'y pas de rose sans épine." Every rose has a thorn. I will certainly be keeping it. In comparaison, my cheap @ filter is perfect junk. Although it helped me retain contrast during the shoot for which I purchased it, it tints everything a beige/tan. This Hoya renders beautiful greens and lovely blues, just as a polarizing filter should. Buy it. Barring a dud, it is a good buy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Worth purchasing

        By Peter

        from Stockton, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

          I bought this for my wife's new camera and it works great. Brings out the nice blue sky. Very smooth operation and threads on and off easily.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Filter

          By Agedrunner

          from Aurora, CO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Reduce glare

            Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

            This is an excellent filter for reducing glare on photos. It is reasonably priced and gives a good sharp image. It will produce good clear blue skies that would otherwise be washed out from sun glare.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful Polarizing Filter

            By Joe the Pho

            from Vermont

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

              This performs wonderfully, just as one would hope.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Solid Quality, but hard to attach

              By Richio

              from Aiken, SC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Doesn't Fasten Well

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

              I bought this thinking that it would be great as a lens protector. But the lens that I ordered also has a hood (and cap) so that benefit is not needed. The glass is surrounded by all-metal, you can feel the quality. However, both the attachment ring (with the threads) and the adjusting ring are very narrow. This makes it difficult to attach and remove the filter.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A+ Filter!

              By Madison

              from Madison OH

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easily Mounted
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Weak Effect

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

              A good price for a good filter. Isn't really dark enough for my liking.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Makes all the difference

              By GuyJ

              from Aliso Viejo, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction

                Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Great little filter that can sometimes make all the difference in just an ok photo to an outstanding one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Clear and powerfull

                By lmerck

                from São Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  This filter is made in Japan, the glass is better than my older one (also Hoya)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Don't pass this!

                  By Tentz

                  from San Francisco

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  If you wanna get images with BLUE sky.You need this.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Accessory to Have

                  By David

                  from Ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  So far this filter has been great. I use it with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

                  It does not reduce the amount of light passing through by much. I accidentally left this filter on while I was inside and the picture quality did not seem to suffer.

                  It's easy to rotate the filter when it's attached to the lens.

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