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Hoya 58mm 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

The Hoya 58mm 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 58mm
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 58mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Compact (7)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Clear optics (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Color correction (3)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simply a great polarizer

      I use the polarizer primarily for landscape photos and was impressed by how much my photographs improved by simply adding a filter!

      I use the polarizer primarily for landscape photos and was impressed by how much my photographs improved by simply adding a filter!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not what I expected...But should've been

      The idea of allowing more light through the filter made me jump at ordering this Cir Pol filter but when I put it to use it's benefit was it's down fall. It's not a...Read complete review

      The idea of allowing more light through the filter made me jump at ordering this Cir Pol filter but when I put it to use it's benefit was it's down fall. It's not a strong enough filter for the needs of what I bought it for. I was shooting a black car and was hoping for it to minimize the glare. In a perfect world it would remove it completely but I was expecting that. I would get in position and as I rotated the filter there was an obvious change, however it wasn't across the filter. At no point was there enough polarizing power across the horizon of the filter to take down the glare. I would get about a 20% removal to none at all then back up to the 20%. What I am left with is clean lines on the close side of the image and glare building up to the amount as if the filter wasn't even on. The KSM B&W for my 100mmL worked better but that's a long lens and I was wanting wide angles. So what's needing to happen now is an insane amount of post to correct this.

      It seems like a nice idea but if you want to polarize just buy the pro-1 or better yet the KSM from b&w.

      Oh, and for those of you who have never owned a circular filter before, DO NOT tighten the filter. It makes it nearly impossible to take off since the filter itself spins as you try to unscrew the filter off the lens. I have to be conscious about that every time I put this on.

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      5.0

      Great Low-Cost Polarizer

      By Rennisk

      from Los Gatos, CA

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Needed a polarizer for my Canon 50mm & 28mm lenses - this is working out great.

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        5.0

        Easy to use

        By Chris

        from San Diego, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor And Landscapes

          Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Easy to install, including in combination with a Hoya clear filter. I used it at the beach on a sunny day and it cleaned up the glare well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Makes its money

          By Vlad the Impaler

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

            I use this on a 50mm lens and I can say it is good enough but I think there is room for better regarding the polarization level. The construction is good.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Would buy again

            By kcpetersen24

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                This fit on my lens really well. It does what it's supposed to.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Exactly what i want.

                By Mavi10

                from Argentina

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Light look better. You have control in highlights and can recover color in my raw files.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Filter

                  By MS

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    This Polarizing filter provides excellent contrast and detail used with my K5II. It works as expected and seems to be very well made.

                    I have only one minor complaint, which could be standard for these filters; the friction could be tighter so it doesn't stray from the needed adjustment.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Lots of Light, Less Polarization

                    By Matt

                    from Michigan

                    Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    This filter fits great and rotates smoothly. It lets in way more light than any other polarizer I've used. However, it cuts a lot less glare because of this. Still, for indoor photography of things behind glass, like museum displays, this is definitely a lens to consider.

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Ron

                    from Newington, CT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        I was only looking for something to protect my lens from damage. B&H rep. gently steered me towards HOYA. Though I chose this one myself, I did have reservations because of the price. Also, I've never had a problem with returns or exchanges with B&H. Worth every penny! Colors are more vivid, sky is bluer, and water reflections disappear.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not what I expected...But should've been

                        By MB Photography

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Cross-Threads Easily
                        • Weak Effect

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        The idea of allowing more light through the filter made me jump at ordering this Cir Pol filter but when I put it to use it's benefit was it's down fall. It's not a strong enough filter for the needs of what I bought it for. I was shooting a black car and was hoping for it to minimize the glare. In a perfect world it would remove it completely but I was expecting that. I would get in position and as I rotated the filter there was an obvious change, however it wasn't across the filter. At no point was there enough polarizing power across the horizon of the filter to take down the glare. I would get about a 20% removal to none at all then back up to the 20%. What I am left with is clean lines on the close side of the image and glare building up to the amount as if the filter wasn't even on. The KSM B&W for my 100mmL worked better but that's a long lens and I was wanting wide angles. So what's needing to happen now is an insane amount of post to correct this.

                        It seems like a nice idea but if you want to polarize just buy the pro-1 or better yet the KSM from b&w.

                        Oh, and for those of you who have never owned a circular filter before, DO NOT tighten the filter. It makes it nearly impossible to take off since the filter itself spins as you try to unscrew the filter off the lens. I have to be conscious about that every time I put this on.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great find, great item

                        By Bill

                        from Melbourne, FL

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Bought this Hoya CP filter for outdoor (mainly bird-life) photography. I was thrilled by the added definition and clarity it seems to give the photos.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Completely satisfied

                            By Bill

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Serious amateur

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              I bought this for use with a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens to eliminate glare during macro photography. The thin profile, rotating ring, and high optical quality make this a 5 star product.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Capture the image not the glare

                              By caveman

                              from Kissimmee, FL

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Works as advertised. Totaly removes glare from water to capture any object below the water serfice. I use this filter to capture images of fish,shells, and any other object below the serfice of water. It works well on reflections off hard surfaces such as automobles. I have not yet been succesful removing glare from glass. I believe that is the nature of any polarizing filter not just this one.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  An excellent polarizing filter

                                  By Downtoearth

                                  from Gatineau, QC

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Outdoor photography

                                  Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  This is an excellent circular polarizing filter that will put some life into your pictures on sunny days! Can't go wrong with Hoya.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Clear view!

                                  By RAW

                                  from Zurich

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clarity
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    Amazing filter, mainly in contrastfull situations.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Brightened up my day

                                    By BobbyRed

                                    from Goose Creek, SC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      This filter replaces an existing polarizer which could not properly secure my lens cap. Besides providing a secure grip on the lens cap,the high quality glass improved sharpness and clarity while removing unwanted reflections. This is not my only Hoya filter. I highly recommend this product.

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      good

                                      By se

                                      from Toronto on

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics

                                      Cons

                                      • Doesn't Fasten Well

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction

                                      Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      very bright

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Simply a great polarizer

                                      By sacruser

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Improving sky color
                                        • Reduces reflections

                                        Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        I use the polarizer primarily for landscape photos and was impressed by how much my photographs improved by simply adding a filter!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Filter

                                        By Sudhakar

                                        from Seattle

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction
                                          • Lens Protection

                                          Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                          Filter Works great. It is great during the very bright and sunny day.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great filter!

                                          By txterp

                                          from Austin,TX

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great polarizing results
                                          • Quality build

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Hoya 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              Use on my Pentax DA 55-300. Works great. All the benifits of a polarizing filter with less loss of light.

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