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Hoya77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter
 
4.7

(based on 89 reviews)

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    (64)

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    (23)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Reliable (30)
  • Clear optics (29)
  • Durable (28)
  • Easily mounted (27)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (40)
    • Travel (30)
    • Image manipulation (18)
    • Color correction (17)
    • Everyday (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (25), Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-professional (11), Professional (9), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (73)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just exactly what I wanted

    I use the polarizer on various Canon lenses for my 5D. I wanted a thin frame, multicoating and front threads. The frame is sturdy and of high quality, what I would expect from...Read complete review

    I use the polarizer on various Canon lenses for my 5D. I wanted a thin frame, multicoating and front threads. The frame is sturdy and of high quality, what I would expect from Hoya products which I have used for over 40 years. Smooth turning and knurled rim are nice. No cut off problem with any of my lenses.

    The only difficulty is in mounting the filter firmly enough on the lens so the whole filter assembly doesn't spin when I am using it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointment

    I have read a lot of reviews before ordering and many guys mentioned it stuck to lens. I didn't pay much attention on this as I already had slim Hoya polarizer on my old...Read complete review

    I have read a lot of reviews before ordering and many guys mentioned it stuck to lens. I didn't pay much attention on this as I already had slim Hoya polarizer on my old lens and from time to time made some efforts to remove it from lens, but never something extraordinary. Moreover highest overall rating here convinced that filter is great. So, I got it, unpacked and attached to lens for first shot. And it had stuck! No. It HAD STUCK!!! I can't remove it by any simple way. Many people recommended to use some rubber band, but I didn't found any in my house at those moment. Fortunately, I have a daughter and she has a lot of hair rubber bands, so finally I was happy to remove it, put back to box and send back to seller. I can't believe filter with name Pro and such price needs to apply any rubber band.
    Moreover, it has light vignetting on my 17-55 lens, and this is not a great problem itself, but...

    Despite all of above, filter is durable and has good image quality.

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By vidaldm

    from Medford, Oregon

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

        I was kind of hesitant about this brand but since I use it before I gave it a try, the other (Better) reviews were on other brand about three times this price, I bought this one and all I can say it is a wonderful polarizer,I don't have problems with screwing it or un-screwing it, like some other people said.
        If you know what you are doing then you won't have any problems.
        It won't take away quality from the picture at all, good quality.
        The only thing to be aware of ( not a problem for me) it is a dark polarizer, I still didn't check but there is at least two stops, very helpful sometimes actually.Some other brands are not this dark BUT, less quality.
        Very happy with it.

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        5.0

        I will never leave home without this.

        By TJack

        from Middletown Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction

          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          Circular polarizers are a necessary accessory for any landscape photographer
          The Hoya 77mm Circular Polorizer provides consistent performance and is an excellent value.
          B&H delivered everything quickly and their customer service is extraordinary.

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          5.0

          Used on my NIKON D5300

          By Will the thrill

          from Brooklyn NYC

          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

          Amazing Filter..
          Decent saturation, reflection remover, sharp and cleary a High quality filter. I will be buying another one for my Canon DSLR as well.
          Recommended to me by the Nikon NEW section.
          Great product. Thanks again as always

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          4.0

          Nice Polfilter

          By Matthias

          from Jupiter, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

            Did not regret to buy it. The handling is easy and it significantly improves shots taken with my telephoto lens.

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            5.0

            Good value.

            By SLKphoto

            from Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                Got this filter at a discount but it would have been a good buy at full price. Quality is equal to other major brands. I have't had any troubles with it getting stuck on the lens as others have reported in other reviews. Recommended.

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                4.0

                Does the job well

                By RL@LA

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                • Don't Tight Too Firm

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                Have 2 reasons to buy this one, one is the big price drop, and HOYA is a brand that I would like to try for a long time. Before I bought it, I read lots of the reviews concerning the unmounting issue. I noticed it right away after I unpacked it. It's a very thin construction design. So don't screw it too tight to the lens. Also, due to the thin design, I won't be able to put the lens cap on to it. Every time after using it, I have to unmount it from lens. However, the filter doesn't very good on the photo. I kind of like to use it alot. Again, just don't screw it too tight. It's very lightweight.

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                4.0

                Very functional

                By Coleman

                from South Carolina

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                  Some of the reviews say the filter is hard to operate because the ring is too thin. I have not had this problem. Be careful not to over tighten on lens as it can be hard to unscrew.

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                  4.0

                  Good quality and relatively inexpensive

                  By Keith

                  from Southern California

                  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 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                    Everything else being equal I only use B+W filters; however, when B&H offered an instant savings on this filter, the price difference made the comparison between this filter and the B+W equivalent not so equal. I bought this and I'm happy with it, but it doesn't get 5 stars -- only a B+W filter gets that.

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                    5.0

                    meets expectations

                    By Lucas

                    from Mountain View, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                      as described, slightly tight but ok

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                      5.0

                      Works as expected, excellent filter

                      By Jack

                      from Baltimore,MD

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Image Manipulation
                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        Clearly this is not most expensive filter, but for professional results it is an excellent value. There are other filters out there which are less expensive, but their quality on a good lens will be disappointing. Compared to other professional quality filters, Hoya's line of Pro filters represents to me the best balance between cost and quality.

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                        4.0

                        Quality Filter

                        By Chris

                        from Fishersville, VA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Difficult Removal

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                        This is a quality filter for less than other manufactures equivalents. This is the second one of these I have purchased my first was a 67mm for my other lens. The glass still allows for very sharp pictures while still polarizing very well. When I purchased my first lens I was actually very surprised at how well it worked for its price range. The only thing I will say is if you don't have a filter wrench you will want to buy one along with this filter. It is low profile so you don't have to worry about vignetting but it makes it very difficult to remove the filter once it is installed.

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                        5.0

                        Impressive polarizing filter

                        By Dan

                        from Boston, MA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                          I was afraid after reading a few other reviews that I might have trouble with removing it from my lens, but I personally haven't had any issues so far. Does exactly what I need it to do. Produces a very nice image.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent polarizer

                          By Old Fred

                          from Spokane, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                              Beside doing what it is supposed to do, it allows the lens cap to be attached. Multi coating makes a big difference in many circumstances.

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                              5.0

                              As advertised

                              By Robert T

                              from NE

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                    Item arrived quickly, safely packed. Polarizer is new, factory sealed, not a repackaged or counterfeit item. No smudges, fingerprints, scratches, dust, etc. as with goods from other sources. So far, no complaints after using a few times. Product performs as expected.Overall, I have been satisfied with Hoya goods (own several).Have used B&H before for other photo items, all good.

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                                    4.0

                                    Hoya Polarizing Filter

                                    By Kathi

                                    from Brandywine, MD.

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      The Hoya filter has proved to be very reliable. This polarizing filter does exactly what it is meant to do. I take a lot of pictures on the water in the summer and this cuts the glare. I wish I had purchased it earlier.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great for outdoors

                                      By Rose of Louisiana

                                      from Louisiana

                                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      Really makes a difference in outdoor shooting.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome!

                                      By Rooster

                                      from Bedford, VA

                                      Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                      Great filter! I use on my 24-105 canon. Really makes the colors pop!

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                                      5.0

                                      Good, mid-priced polarizing filter

                                      By KevinECSP

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction
                                        • Lens Protection
                                        • UV Protection

                                        Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                        It does it's job and does it well. Great build quality.

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                                        5.0

                                        Quality Bargain

                                        By stbdatck

                                        from Annapolis

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Consistent Effect
                                        • Easily Mounted

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Artwork
                                          • Image Manipulation

                                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                          High quality at a great price. As far as I can tell it's equal to much higher priced filters.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent Polarizing filter

                                          By Mario

                                          from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Easily Mounted
                                          • Professional Quality Case

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Anti-reflection
                                          • Color Correction

                                          Comments about Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizing Pro 1Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter:

                                          I tested the filter the day I bought it, on a nice sunny day. From the top of Empire State Building, I shot my best blue skies ever. I was finally able to take a clear picture through a window (first time ever). Compared to another polarizing filter (Tiffen CPL) I tested on the same week, the Hoya TOTALLY surpassed the other one. Mounting this filter is a little tricky at first but one can get comfortable after putting it on a few times.

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