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Hoya 55mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # HOCPHRT55 Mfr # A-55CRPLHRT
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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

The Hoya 55mm 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 55mm
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 55mm
Front Lens Cap Size 55mm
Hoya 55mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya55mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          5.0

          Must have!

          By Rum Runner

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoya 55mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

              Hoya makes the best filters. It's built well, and has consistent effects. There's only one outer marking to tell you the orientation of the filter, but it's easy to get used to. I'd highly recommend this.

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              5.0

              Great filter

              By ShutterBeth

              from Alabama

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Hoya 55mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                I bought this filter for my macro lens, and have been very pleased with the results. There is no distortion or color aberration in my images, and I really like the control I have over reflections when I use it for portraits. I researched several different filters in price ranges from super-cheap to super-not-cheap. This one is definitely worth the money!

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                4.0

                Standard Polarizer

                By NoahZ

                from Stanford, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Insufficient polarizer

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Travel

                Comments about Hoya 55mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Let's in more light than a typical polarizer, while seeming to polarize the sane amount.

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