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Hoya 58mm 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 58mm 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 58 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 58 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58 mm
Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

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          5.0

          Great Filter

          By jpo

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photographing Artwork

            Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

            Great polarizing filter. Attaches easily to lens.

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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

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

              Great filter without dropping a lot of cash.

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              5.0

              Works like a charm

              By JKW

              from Harrisburg, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                Great for the price

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                5.0

                Polarized filter

                By Dustin

                from Colorado

                Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                Not wanting to spend a fortune but still wanting a good product I have had great success with the Hoya polarizer. Gives exceptional quality for times of bright light or phtos with water at a great price.

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                4.0

                OK

                By TonyaK

                from Pa

                Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                Good value. Works as stated.

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                5.0

                Polarizer Filter

                By JimP

                from Sunsites, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                  I have been very pleased with the resulting photo images I have obtained with the polarizer filter. It has made it much nicer for shooting in all sorts of light.

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                  5.0

                  Nice lens cover

                  By Rodney

                  from Saint Augustine fl.

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                  B&H sells high quality equipment and accessories , the products I purchased I am very pleased with and great prices.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By e_knight_s

                  from Lynden, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Firm Mount

                  Cons

                  • Kind Of Tedious To Remove

                  Best Uses

                  • Artwork
                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                  This is a great filter and happy I purchased it. It brings out amazing colors against bright skylines and happy I purchased it due to our amazing summers here in the PNW. My only con is that removing it is a little difficult. The filter top spins and makes it hard to grasp the actual thread to unscrew it from the lens. Other than that, the thing is great!

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                  4.0

                  Good Results

                  By Zeya

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Good Build Quality

                  Cons

                  • Learning curve

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                  This is my first polarizer filter. I've been getting good results with this filter. I find it's best to use these when shooting outside with plenty of light. You really get a nice vivid "pop", and you can make the sky blue instead of a washed out white, when you're exposing for people/objects/anything in the foreground. If you adjust it "all the way", you can make the sky really deep and things seem almost surreal, but turn it "half way" and you get that nice enhancement for your general shots.

                  I wish I could comment on this brand versus others, but this is the only one I've ever used. I was pleasantly surprised with the construction. I was expecting something more flimsy and plastic-y, but it's got a good sturdiness and build quality to it. I had no problems screwing this onto my Nikon lenses, and the stock lens cap fits on the end of the filter, just like it does without the filter.

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