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Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter

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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • Non-Coated
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Optical Glass

The Hoya 52mm alpha 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 and has approximately 96% average light transmission. It is constructed from optical glass and precision milled aluminum frames.

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.
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.
Non-coated.
Approximately 96% average light transmission.
Constructed from optical glass and precision milled aluminum frames.
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 52 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 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Travel (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

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      5.0

      Great budget filter

      By KevinECSP

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

        Great filter without dropping a lot of cash

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        5.0

        Filter review

        By Billie Lamparter

        from Knoxville tn

        Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

        As advertized

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        5.0

        Great filter

        By Kssworld

        from Sacramento CA

        Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

        Works great with auto focus. Good clarity. Does a good job for my photos.

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        5.0

        Quality product

        By DZ

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

          With all the sunny days we have in COlorado, this filter really comes in handy.

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          • No

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          4.0

          polarizer

          By Don

          from Nampa Id.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

            Easy to use with great results.

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            • No

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            4.0

            52mm Hoya Circular Polarizer Works OK

            By Sammy

            from Northern Virginia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Contrast
            • Good price value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

              The Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter works ok, but I was hoping for a little more contrast at the peak position of the filter. I need to put in more time with the filter to determine how different lighting situations affect the filter, but for the price the filter is fine. Perhaps in the future I will spring for a more expensive Zeiss filter.

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              5.0

              Great Filter

              By JJMPLS

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                  Works great with my Nikkor 50mm

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Necessary part of the package

                  By Dan C

                  from York, PA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                    This filter adds wonderul color enhancement and a great appearance to pictures shot in sunlight. After using my lens without any filter for the first several months of having it, I cannot imagine going back to not using it. It is simple to attach as it just twists onto the end of the lens and the filter easily rotates to allow you to get the best shot depending on the direction of the light source.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By Hawaii Guy

                    from Princeton, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                      Thin and lightweight. Worked as expected.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By PauloSee

                      from Boston MA

                      Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                      Works as described, meat clean profile. Screws on easily. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Hoya Quality

                      By Petie

                      from S. Windsor, CT

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                        Well Built & Durable.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great product!

                        By paleowin

                        from Eugene, OR

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                          I bought this with a new lens and it arived the day before a big snow. I took it out and really tested it with the strange lighting conditions you get in snow and go some beautiful results!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good choice

                          By aragen

                          from Doral, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Easily Mounted

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation
                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                            I got this not only to filter the incoming light but to protect the lens, great results when you are taking shots of landscapes with blue sky since the color is better.

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                            5.0

                            A real photographer aways has one !

                            By Belizeman01

                            from Salinas,Ca.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easily Mounted
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Improve Sky Shots And Con

                            Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                            This filter never comes off except at night.....that's how useful it is! Develope the habit to always give your filter a twist to see how the scene changes; the sky, the water, buildings, people's glasses, auto windows, and sport scenes.Whether color or B/W, it can cause a dramatic affect! Can't go wrong with a Hoya filter.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Easy to use

                            By uv10

                            from NY, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Consistent Effect
                            • Easily Mounted

                            Cons

                            • Doesn't Fasten Well

                            Best Uses

                            • Bw Landscapes

                            Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                            I was first introduced to a polarizer by a professional photographer while on vacation.
                            This filter works great if you like Black and White photography landscapes with black skies.
                            You will need to learn how and when to use the filter. The position you choose to aim your camera in relation to the sun is important as the effect won't be very noticeable if you don't place yourself properly.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best price quality ratio

                            By Shadylie

                            from Nyc

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Effect
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction

                              Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                              This Hoya polarizer easily and firmly mounts on Canon 35mm 2.0 lens, adding a crisp yet fully fluid effect. Besides removing polarized light, it adds contrast to the picture without taking too many steps of exposure. Finally it does not impair autofocus. Highly recommended

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love it

                              By MKStewart

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Hoya 52mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                                I haven't had any problems with my Polarizer - and I use it all the time. Good quality. Does what I want it to do!

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