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Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter

B&H # HOCPA62 Mfr # C-ALP62CRPL
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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 62mm 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 62 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 62 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 62 mm
Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
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    Hoya62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (4)
    • Easily mounted (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Firm mount (3)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Nice Filter

        By Ron S

        from Vancouver, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

          I usually buy the Pro1 filters but decided to try this Alpha as the price was more in line with what I wanted to spend on the 62mm CPL. I'm very pleased with this filter. It renders a nice color to the sky and the quality is very good.

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          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By Franny photo from Seattle

          from Seattle

          Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

          I realized how old my polarizer filter was and ordered the Hoya alpha circular polarizer filter which has been terrific.

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          5.0

          Great quality

          By Rulo

          from Gdl mx

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                Excelent filter, fits great, I've had other filters that thread makes dificult to install, this one fits great.
                Functionally it does its job perfectly.

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                4.0

                Great filters

                By ElectricTommy

                from Pittsburgh

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easily Mounted
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                    Great filter.

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                    5.0

                    Great filter

                    By CVG

                    from Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Excellent Polarizing Effe
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                      I used to use a Hoya UV filter to protect my lens and enhance the sky in my shots. I just had eye surgery and am sensitive to bright light. This polarizing filter works no matter how the lens is situated because it is a circular polarization. At the same time, the outside ring can still be turned to give a different effect in the shot. It cuts enough light through the lens that my eye doesn't hurt, protects the lens itself and enhances shots with a lot of glare in them as well as, of course, enabling shots through the surface of water to give those clear underwater shots. It still allows 96% of the light through the lens so the F-stop and lens opening are not really effected that much, even in night shots. I just leave it on the lens. In many ways I prefer it over the UV filter. It was a good price and money well spent.

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                      5.0

                      Great Hoya Polarizer

                      By CaptDave

                      from Hackettstown, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                        I had a non Hoya Polarizer, big mistake. I just spent a week on vacation with perfect weather for my Polarizer. I can't believe the difference from what I had.

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                        5.0

                        great lens cover

                        By albie r

                        from ny,ny

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                            use on my Nikon d70

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                            5.0

                            Howa polarizing filter

                            By Steve

                            from Wilmington, DE

                            About Me Artist Using Photography

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality
                            • Quality Feel

                            Cons

                            • Poor Clarity
                            • Too Dark

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Fine Art
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Hoya 62mm alpha Circular Polarizer Filter:

                            Beautifully engineered filter. Outer ring turns effortlessly. Only problem for me when using hot lights is how dark the subject is thru the polarizer. But I don't know if there is anything to do about that.

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