Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin Filter

Hoya 55mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multicoated Filter Kit

Hoya 55mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multicoated Filter Kit

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Hoya 55mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multicoated Filter Kit

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Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin Filter Hoya 55mm HD UV Filter Hoya 55mm UV and Circular Polarizer Multicoated Filter Kit

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  • Clear Protective Filter
  • Absorbs Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • 1x Filter Factor, No Exposure Change
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 3 to 4x Filter Factor, +1.6 to 2 Stops
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • Multicoated
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter and the Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin Filter. The UV filter in this kit is able to reduce the bluish cast of daylight and provide a layer of protection for a lens's front element. The circular polarizer filter can be used to remove unwanted reflections from surfaces such as water or glass while increasing color saturation. These filters are multicoated to help reduce flare and improve light transmission.

The Hoya 55mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter is a general use, clear filter designed to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. Aside from the reduction of unwanted blue casts, no additional coloration or contrast is created, and adjustments to exposure are not required while using this filter.

The Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin Filter reduces exposure by 1.6 to 2 stops and helps to eliminate 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.

  • Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin Filter

    The Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin 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 features a seven-layer Super-HMC multi-coating, which helps to reduce internal flare and reflections. Thin filters are specifically designed for use with wide angle lenses and do not have front threads for stacking additional filters.

    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.
    Seven-layer multi coating helps to minimize internal reflections and ghosting and maintain an overall neutral color balance.
    Thin mount filter ring helps to prevent vignetting when used on wide-angle lenses.
    UPC: 024066016768
  • Hoya 55mm HD UV Filter

    The Hoya 55mm HD UV Filter is a general use, clear filter designed to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. Aside from the reduction of unwanted blue casts, no additional coloration or contrast is created, and adjustments to exposure are not required while using this filter. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections while providing over 99.35% light transmission, eight layers of anti-reflection coatings are applied to each side. This total of 16 coatings offers a high degree of protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than uncoated filters. The coating formula associated with HD UV filters also promotes effective cleaning with regard to water, oil, and stains.

    Constructed from chemically-hardened optical glass, the Hoya 55mm HD UV Filter offers enhanced resistance to scratches while providing clarity and color fidelity. It also features a thin, lightweight, aluminum-alloy filter ring to minimize the potential for vignetting.

    This UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Such filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your front lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

    Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast of daylight.
    Does not require adjustments to exposure while in use.
    Eight-layers of multi-coating on each side to prevent internal ghosting and reflections, while providing over 99.35% light transmission.
    Multi-coatings promote effective cleaning with regard to water, oil, and stains.
    Creates no additional coloration or contrast.
    General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
    Thin, lightweight aluminum-alloy filter ring helps to prevent vignetting.
    Plastic case for storage and transport.
    UPC: 024066051028
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  • 1Description
  • Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Super-HMC Thin Filter
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2.5 (1.3 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 55 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet Unthreaded
    Physical Feature Slim
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.8 x 0.6"
  • Hoya 55mm HD UV Filter
    Filter Type UV
    Filter Factor 1 (0 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 55 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 55 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Ring Material Aluminum
    Knurling Front
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Color Temperature Effect None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.8"

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