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Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # HOCPHRT67 MFR # A-67CRPLHRT
Hoya 67mm 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: $47.99

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The Hoya 67mm 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 67mm
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 67mm
Front Lens Cap Size 67mm
Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      4.0

      Giving this CP a Shot!!!

      By Lensbaby

      from Northern Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Thought I'd try this CP and see how it does. I don't use them all that often, and the price on this was reasonable. HOYA filters have never let me down, and I don't expect that this one will be any different.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great filter

          By John

          from Aberdeen, MS

          Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Solid construction with great optics. Threads easily and has a fluid rotation ring. Fantastic service from B&H. I would recommend this product to a friend.

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          5.0

          Great Filter

          By frogdbs

          from vermont

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Video Quality
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Use it all the time outdoors. Makes virtually all photos better. Easy to use, good quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Nice

            By JB

            from Balt, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

              Needed two 67MM polarizing filters while traveling. This one seems to be of a better quality than my other polarizing filter - less dark and a tad thinner.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great polarizer with a good price!

              By Dani

              from Kentucky

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Nature And Close Up Work

                Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                I bought this for my new macro lens. It's a great filter with a good price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Great Polarizing Filter

                By Randi

                from Niagara Falls, NY

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscapes
                  • Outdoor photography

                  Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  This filter does its job, and does it well. It reduces the reflections and haze and make my outdoor pictures sharper. Colors look richer and more saturating. My landscape photography looks much cleaner and crisp. Its perfect for really bright days when you want a long exposure.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Finally got it!

                  By bob d

                  from Erie, PA

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      I put off getting this for my 70-200 f4. IS and was content with using a 77 mm CP with my 10-22 and 17-55 lenses. I've had several opportunities to use a CP on the long lens & am glad I finally picked one up.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very Good

                      By Victor Almeida

                      from Sao Paulo/Brasil

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design
                      • Poor Performance
                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      Very good, very good quality, reliable brand

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                      4.0

                      Good value

                      By Devotophoto

                      from Bettendorf, ia

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects

                        Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        I do a lot of outdoor photography with weddings and senior pictures so keeping the sky blue and glasses glaring down is a must. I have not tried it with glasses yet buti have noticed a big difference in the sky. When photographing outside with the polarizing lens, the blue sky stays without overexposure. I love that this product has the decreased f-stop value to it so if I am working indoors, I can get rid of glasses glare and still work under some lower lighting conditions.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Fantastic Buy

                        By Skippy

                        from Palm Beach, FL

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Although the price of B+W is high, you cant beat the quality. One feel of the filter and you know its going to perform well for life. The photos I have taken so far are great.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Not too shabby

                            By Matt

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Difficult to remove

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              I don't have a lot of experience with polarizing filters, but I can tell this is definitely higher quality than the last one I used, which was a cheap, bargain model.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good Filter

                              By Woody01

                              from Nashville,TN

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Great for digital cameras

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A Great Filter

                                  By Traveller

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    I use this with a Tamron 17-50 and a Pentax K-7. The HRT technology really makes a difference--I'm able to take photos in waning light that are impossible with my other circular polarizers.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good Value

                                    By Thor

                                    from South Saint Paul, MN

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation
                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Landscapes and occasions where light reflection (glare)is an issue. I am using this on a 100MM 2.8L Cannon lens so better light tranmission is a plus.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Good Product

                                      By cellomum

                                      from Portland Oregon

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good light transmission
                                      • Well Made

                                      Cons

                                      • none

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscapes
                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Hoya 67mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Just like the ad, it does let more light through so it is easy to forget it was on. Nicely built and great results.

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