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Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter

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Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Non-Coated
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • High-Transparency Optical Glass
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The Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.

This filter is non-coated. Hoya NXT filters have over 97% average light transmission, and are constructed from heat-resistant, high-transparency optical glass.

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Non-coated.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun.
Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features.
Over 97% average light transmission.
Constructed from heat-resistant, high-transparency optical glass.
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 72 mm
Filter Factor 1 2/3 to 2 stops
Multi-Coated No
Effect Eliminates reflections and haze and improves color and tonal saturation
Construction Optical glass
Front Filter Thread Size 72 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily mounted (7)
    • Clear optics (6)
    • Consistent effect (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Firm mount (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (4)
      • Image manipulation (4)
      • Lens protection (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • UV protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

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      5.0

      So far so good

      By Dauv

      from Santa Cruz

      Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

      Smooth operation, and with the slim profile there's no vignettes at my wider angles (24 mm) and very little vignette my when stacked on my UV filter

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      5.0

      Great addition to accessories

      By paddler

      from Fort Myers, Fl

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • A Must In Sunny Weather
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

          Hoya makes excellent filters. I use this on 70-200mm lens for Sony A7. It is great for cutting down sun rays on water, and also for bringing out color in wild flowers and foliage.

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          5.0

          Good filter, reasonable price, good buy

          By CLH

          from South Carolina

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

            I have always liked and used Hoya filters. The price is right, quality is great, and have never had an issue with them.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Landscapes best friend is the CP Filter

            By Enzedwon

            from Asheville NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                A Hoya filter is always on my lenses and I add the Circular Polarizer to reduce glare when necessary. Hoya are the best. Easy to clean and sturdy. Excellent quality

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                • No

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                5.0

                I would buy again.

                By LG Photographer

                from Rockaway, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                • Difficult to remove

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                Does exactly what it's suppose to.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I just love it

                By Bird watcher

                from Chicago

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                  I use the filter with my macro lens to photograph flowers. I cuts the glare, and the reflection, the colors are more vivid. I am new at this, but I know I am going to enjoy using this filter with my lens an awful lot

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                  4.0

                  Works well

                  By KB

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                    This filter works great in combination with the Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens. It's easy on/off and has a thin profile. My only quibbles are that it doesn't hold the standard Canon pinch lens cap well, and the filter is a tiny bit oily - to allow the ring to spin, I guess. Has not affected my photos thus far.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Polarizing Filter

                    By Woodworker51

                    from Flower Mound, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Color Correction
                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                      Perfect filter to eliminate flash flares on product photography. Thin profile and smooth operation.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      outstanding filter

                      By Ed

                      from Fort Worth Texas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                        Easy to use.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        nice

                        By pq40

                        from nj

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                          outdoors

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I am very satisfied with this product

                          By Dan the Bug Man

                          from Caledonia, WI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                            All of the products I ordered from B&H (tripod & two lenses--105 Nikon macro & 18-270 Tamron) were of the highest quality. I have used the three product above for years with 100% satisfaction. This lens will do the same.

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Polarizer Filter

                            By Billy

                            from Union City

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Lens Protection
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                              I bought this for my Nikon 18-200mm VR11 lens and picture quality is great, i will put more rigorous test for my upcoming trip to Hawaii next month, stay tuned for more updates and sample pictures

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                              5.0

                              Life Saver

                              By Kentucky Tom

                              from Louisville, KY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter:

                                I just returned from the Valley of Fire in Vegas, and so glad I picked this up prior to the trip. Perfect temperature and big blue skies - again, BIG BLUE SKIES!! A real life saver to avoid completely blown out shots. Back half a turn when mounting to avoid cross-threading. The price was perfect as well... Thanks,

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