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Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # HOCPHRT77 Mfr # A-77CRPLHRT
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You Pay: $59.90
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 77mm 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 77mm
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 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Great picture quality (4)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I would buy this product again

      This is my second Hoya HRT olarizing filter. I was very impressed with the one I had on my other lens that I bought another for my prime lens. The only time I take...Read complete review

      This is my second Hoya HRT olarizing filter. I was very impressed with the one I had on my other lens that I bought another for my prime lens. The only time I take it off is in low light conditions when I need a little faster shutter speed.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not great but good for the price

      used this on a recent trip to germany. used a canon 5d miii and a canon 70-200mm 2.8 and a canon 24-105 f4 both with the 77mm thread. It's a decent piece...Read complete review

      used this on a recent trip to germany. used a canon 5d miii and a canon 70-200mm 2.8 and a canon 24-105 f4 both with the 77mm thread. It's a decent piece of glass for the money but I did have trouble with it in some conditions. perfect skies with perfect clouds looked great, but once the skies got a little more overcast i couldn't get it to do anything for me. the colors did get richer but nothing i couldn't do with the saturation levels on the camera. i think it's fine if you're on a budget, but if you're a serious photographer just spend the money on the better quality.

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      5.0

      Crisp and clear

      By cubcadet11

      from Mount Pleasant Mills, PA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I use this filter on my Canon EF100-400mm IS USM telephoto lens with an addition 2X extender. The Hoya filter barely changes my camera settings as it does not diminish the light entering the lens. Its easy to adjust and performs well

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        • No

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        5.0

        Worth the extra money

        By Matthew Hillebrand

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Who doesn't like more light?!?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          good filter

          By Jason

          from Stamford,CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

            I use it with Canon 24-105/f4L. It is easy to screw on and can use the lense cover on its front. It allows more light to enter but the polarizing effect is not so obvious to me when I rotate the filter. Sometimes I rotate to the right position and sometimes it is very hard. The saturation effect is not clear to me either. Other than that it can improve the image quality sometimes and there is no vignettes.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent performance

            By Marcec

            from New York

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

              doesn't feel cheap while rotating, nor does it rotate by itself while handling the camera.

              Polarizing is consistent edge to edge and the gradation is very smooth.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              un-natural looking dark center area

              By john

              from Philly, PA

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Poor Performance
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Not sure if it was just me using this HRT filter at wrong situations. I found out when using it at lower light situations, the center of the photo, when shooting 90 degrees perpenticular to the Sun, will be MUCH darker when shooting against blue skies. No sure if all Polarizing Filter will be like this or just this particular HRT model.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                not great but good for the price

                By justin

                from new york, ny

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                • Cloud Definition
                • Color Saturation

                Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                used this on a recent trip to germany. used a canon 5d miii and a canon 70-200mm 2.8 and a canon 24-105 f4 both with the 77mm thread. It's a decent piece of glass for the money but I did have trouble with it in some conditions. perfect skies with perfect clouds looked great, but once the skies got a little more overcast i couldn't get it to do anything for me. the colors did get richer but nothing i couldn't do with the saturation levels on the camera. i think it's fine if you're on a budget, but if you're a serious photographer just spend the money on the better quality.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                4.0

                Does what it's supposed to do

                By wearwear

                from Norwalk CT

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Does what it's supposed to do.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good filter choice

                  By MPM

                  from Long Valley, NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      I purchased for my Canon 24-70mm f2.8L v1 USM lens and like it better than other CLR Polarizing Filters I've used. Seems to me the HRT works as advertised to allow greater light transmission. It is also lightweight and has a slim profile. One "feature" I like better than others I have used, is that relatively small movements of the filter ring cover the entire range of adjustments of the filter, I don't find myself spinning it to find the desired setting.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Filter

                      By Josh

                      from Gainesville, FL

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Effect
                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Great product for a great price. I love Hoya filters. I don't travel anywhere without them!! I have nothing but positive things to say.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        works great

                        By cm

                        from ringgold Va

                        About Me professional photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Works as intended, Very easy to thread on and off lens

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Works great

                            By CBTJUN

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects

                              Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              I live in Las Vegas and the sun is very bright,
                              this lens work great!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Filter!

                              By Ralph

                              from Miami fl

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  I shoot nature and water,with great results.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  good prize

                                  By amiel

                                  from rancho cucamonga, Ca

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    decrease reflection from the sun

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again

                                    By Goose

                                    from Tokyo, Japan

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about Hoya 77mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      This is my second Hoya HRT olarizing filter. I was very impressed with the one I had on my other lens that I bought another for my prime lens. The only time I take it off is in low light conditions when I need a little faster shutter speed.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

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