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Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # HOCPHRT52 Mfr # A-52CRPLHRT
You Pay: $40.44
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 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
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
Hoya 52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Firm mount (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (3)
      • Image manipulation (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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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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        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.

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        • No

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        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.

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        • 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.

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          • 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)

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            • 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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            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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