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

(based on 83 reviews)

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    (21)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Reliable (30)
  • Durable (28)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Clear optics (25)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (40)
    • Travel (30)
    • Image manipulation (16)
    • Color correction (14)
    • Everyday (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (25), Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-professional (11), Professional (9), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (68)

    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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    4.0

    Very functional

    By Coleman

    from South Carolina

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    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

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      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

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        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

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            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

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            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

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              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

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                        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.

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                        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

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                          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

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                            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

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                              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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                              5.0

                              As expected

                              By Daya

                              from Harleysville, PA

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork

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

                                I have been using Hoya filters for a while now. My last polarizer was a 67mm Hoya, which I ruined on a cold winter morning shoot trying to remove it from my lens with gloves on. I had that one for 8 years. hope to use this as long if not longer

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                                5.0

                                Works great!

                                By the_hefay

                                from Wyoming

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                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Consistent Effect
                                • Easily Mounted

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction

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

                                  This is Hoya's slim version. This means reduced or no vignetting on the wider end of the zoom range. For the most part the camera did quite well with metering properly. There were only a couple of shots that were around 2/3 stop underexposed. That however, is just nit-picking since it was so rare and never ruined a shot.

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                                  4.0

                                  works like it should

                                  By fitzwilly

                                  from winter park fl

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                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

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

                                    reflection reduction, darken blue in skies

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Solid Polarizer

                                    By Dave @ Imagequestphoto

                                    from Zeeland, MI

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                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Consistent Effect
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        This is my second Hoya 77mm Circular Polarizer. I lost my first one hiking around a waterfall in Iceland and I found the Hoya's dependable, tough, and a very good value for a circular polarizer.

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                                        5.0

                                        Best CPL on the market

                                        By Evildogofdoom

                                        from Houston, Texas

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

                                        While this is not the cheapest CPL on the market, it is the best! Only loses about one stop, instead of the usual two. The filter is thin, so is good for wide angles lenses. The only issue is that the filter can sometimes bind on lenses, so invest in a filter wrench.

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                                        4.0

                                        nice filter

                                        By dan

                                        from wakefield, ma

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                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I would have given this filter a five star review but, I have only had it for a few weeks, so I cant speak to its durability. Overall all it has worked quite well. The filter has not given me any problems with sticking to the lens, and rotation of the filter has not been a problem. I like landscape photography and you can get some real nice contrast between the sky and clouds. I'm very pleased with it and would recommend this product to friends, family, enemies, everybody

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