Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

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Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

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  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 1.25x Filter Factor, 0.3 Stop
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • 16-Layer Nano Multicoating
  • Optical Glass
  • Thin, Aluminum-Alloy Filter Ring
  • 77mm Front Filter Threads
  • Plastic Case
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The Hoya 77mm HD3 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.

While providing over 92% light transmission, 8 layers of anti-reflection nano coatings on each side, for a total of 16 layers, are applied to the Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter. These coatings offer a high degree of protection to the filter substrate and help it to stay clean for longer than uncoated filters. The nano coating formula associated with HD3 Circular Polarizer filters results in an improved beading effect when in contact with water for greater cleaning efficiency and is also effective with regard to oil and stains while also helping to prevent scratches.

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.
8-layer nano multicoated on each side, for a total of 16 layers, provide an improved beading effect with water for more efficient cleaning that is also effective with regard to oil and stains while helping to prevent scratches.
Approximately 92% average light transmission.
Constructed from optical glass for clarity and color fidelity.
1.25x filter factor reduces exposure by 0.3 stops.
Thin and durable aluminum-alloy filter ring minimizes the potential for vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.
Plastic filter case for storage and transport.
UPC: 024066061706
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Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Plastic Filter Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 1.25 (0.3 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 77 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 77 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.2 x 3.6 x 0.5"
    77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game changing PL! The stunning brightness and great warm to cool feel as you turn it is totally superb. It turns easily also with the lens hood on using one finger, is super easy to clean, and a joy to use. It is so bright that I sometimes leave it on past dusk. It comes with a great case - excellent job on this masterful HD3 polarizer Hoya! (If there is any downside as compared to other, dark polarizers I do not see it)
    Date published: 2016-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Necessary Item for Landscape Photographers This filter can turn a common photograph into a great one and a great photograph into an award winner. It has the potential of making the clouds 'pop' and fall colors 'pop'. It can remove the glare off of water. As a bonus in can also remove the reflection from glass. For those who are serious about landscape photography this is worth the price.
    Date published: 2015-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy this again. Excellent filter. Use on my canon 16-35mm f4 with 5Ds. At 16mm does not turn the sky dark blue on one side as other Polarizer's do. Just as sharp as the bare lens. Easy to clean. Does not cause Vignetting at any focal length. Only block about a stop of light which is good for me as other are about 2 plus stops. Best all around Polarizer filter I have had.
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Landscapes and Skies Thin construction allows for use with a wider angle lens. Adds contrast and saturation to the sky and is useful for reflections.
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expected Took this filter to Africa and used it periodically on my camera. Worked very well - thin enough not to even know it was there. Great purchase I will use again and again
    Date published: 2016-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have This thing is the ducks nuggets, it loses only 0.3 stop, so is a mild cpl vs a full 1.3stop cpl, but a; it makes your images pop without worrying about the dreaded 'x' too much, and, b; you can leave it on as a general lens protector as it only looses 0.3 stop. What is there not to like? Chz.
    Date published: 2018-06-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You don't regret paying for quality Kinda hurts to pay this much for a filter, but purchased it for a new Sony zoom lens to go on the brand new Sony A7iii camera (which is tremendous). �But I won't regret the extra money for this - I've never regretted paying extra for great optics in the past.
    Date published: 2018-04-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polarizer Filter Useful filter for outdoor landscape or glass/water shots.
    Date published: 2016-12-15
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