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Heliopan 77mm High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated Slim Filter

B&H # HECPHTS77 MFR # 707762
Heliopan 77mm High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated Slim Filter

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Product Highlights

  • SH-PMC Multi-Coating- Passes 98.8% Light
  • Loses Only 1 Stop - Filter Factor of 2.0
  • Solid Black Brass Rotating Filter Ring
  • Indexed Settings on Filter Ring
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer - Enhances Clouds
  • Minimizes Reflections in Glass or Water
  • Dust, Moisture-Repellent / Easy to Clean
  • Minimizes Flare
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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The 77mm High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated Slim Filter from Heliopan can turn an average shot into a "keeper". With its renowned Schott glass composition and resilient black brass filter ring, this filter offers you features that make it well-worth the investment for both traditional film and digital shooters.

This filter is also unique in design since its slim black brass filter ring is indexed so that if you're not using a traditional SLR, you'll be able to set the rotating ring to a precise setting each time you wish to achieve the same degree of polarization. The brass composition of the filter ring is a benefit since it is less prone to jamming when placing or removing it. Heliopan Slim Circular Polarizers have no front threads

Heliopan has incorporated High-Transmission technology into this filter. It will pass 98.8% of the light passing through it with only a 1-stop loss of light and with no color change to the image. In addition, their highly regarded SH-PMC 16-layer multi-coating (8-layers on each side) gives the filter an edge when it comes to durability, flare reduction as well as dust and moisture-resistance. Anyone who wants to shoot landscapes will find this filter is excellent when it comes to enhancing the blue of the sky as well as making the clouds more distinct. On water, you'll use it to eliminate reflections. And, again, with its substantial multi-coated protection, you'll find it easier to clean when spray or dirt lands on the glass surface.

Heliopan has been a leader in the filter industry since 1949. They are known for their high quality and production standards. Heliopan offers most of their filters with either their standard hard coating or with their industry leading SH-PMC 16-layer multi-coating that transmits over 98.8% of the light striking it on the image plane for the lowest flare and greatest color saturation.

Note: Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems)

Same polarizing effect as regular polarizing filters that lose more light - High-Transmission design loses only 1-stop of light compared to 2.5 from traditional polarizers
The effect of the filter is greatest at a 90° angle to the sun
Reflections are eliminated resulting in greater color saturation
8-coatings on each side produce less flare and maximize reflection reduction
Color neutral regardless of rotation
Top layer on each side of filter repels dust and moisture - easier to clean than other filters
Brass filter ring enhances the life of the filter
Use with traditional film or digital photography
Type High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Filter
Size 77mm
Slim design
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor 2.0 (1-stop)
Multi-Coated Yes, SH-PMC 16-layer coating
Rotating Yes - indexed on filter ring for repeatable settings
Effect Makes a blue sky bluer
Eliminates reflections in glass or on water
Makes clouds stand out
Application Nature, landscape, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Heliopan 77mm High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated Slim Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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    excellent product

    By lf

    from san francisco, california

    About Me Pro Photographer


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


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        Comments about Heliopan 77mm High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated Slim Filter:

        I have owned this filter for 5 years now and it has been invaluable to me. After trying many other high end circular polarizers on my DSLR, this is still my favorite. Has produced Excellent images, and I would buy this filter again in a heartbeat

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        from New York City

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              Comments about Heliopan 77mm High-Transmission Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated Slim Filter:

              B&H was wonderful to accept my return of this flawed and overpriced product. After waiting a long time to be able to buy this, I had high expectations. Heliopan makes the best filters to high standards of quality & precision. I love their Vario ND filter and I use clear Heliopan's as protective lens filters on all of my lenses. Unfortunately, that standard has not been met with this product and, after using it once I could not wait to return it.

              The first problem is in the package. For such an expensive filter, it should come in a package that can be used to safely store the filter when it is not in use. The cheap plastic container is difficult to open and too bulky to use as a storage unit in a camera bag. But it is Heliopan and it's not about the box, its about the filter. So I screwed the filter to my lens and discovered that there is no outer thread to screw a ND filter over it or even to replace the lens cap over the polarizor when it is on the lens. Gosh, that's a problem but the optics must be good, I thought. It has a one stop light reduction, which is good but worth the extra money over a Hoya? My test pictures had no real qualitative difference over the Hoya. But ok, it is Heliopan so I'll try again another day. Then the real problem: When I tried to remove the filter, it stuck to the lens. I couldn't do it. Eventually, with the help of a grip, I got it off. But enough was enough. I emailed B&H to beam this filter back to Heliopan. B&H took it back with no problem and I am now quite satisfied having tried the Heliopan that I am much better off with my Hoya at a fraction of the price.

              The moral of the story: (1)Buy from B&H because they define customer service and really care about their customers. (2)Not all products from a high end company are high end. (3)Just because a piece of optics is double the price of its nearest equivalent does not mean that it is a better piece of optics. It just means that it is more expensive.

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