Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

BH #HOCPHD377 • MFR #XHD3-77CRPL
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Hoya 77mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter
Key Features
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 2x Filter Factor, 1.0 Stop
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
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.
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Hoya HD3 Overview

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, for increased light transmission compared to uncoated glass.
Resistance coating provides an improved beading effect with water, oil, for more easier cleaning smudges and stains. The hard coating is durable enough to help prevent scuffs and scratches.
Approximately 92% average light transmission.
Constructed from optical glass for clarity and color fidelity.
2x filter factor reduces exposure by 1.0 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

Hoya HD3 Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Filter Factor2x (1-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingTop
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.4 x 3.6 x 0.5"
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Is this a better polarizing filter than the B+W 77mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter at half the price?
Asked by: Ted H.
What you are paying for is quality. Hoya is one of the best companies making filters. With this one you getting all the best features Hoya can produce. The quality of the ring, the glass, the foils that make up the Polarizer, the works. The B+W, on the other hand is the finest they make in this size. Honestly, without comparing side by side, it is hard to make a determination. I suspect both will have outstanding performance and build quality and the in the long run, you will not lose with either.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-01-10

Does this filter work with the normal lens caps, ...

Does this filter work with the normal lens caps, or does it require a slip-on cap?
Asked by: Deborah
I have only Nikon lenses so I use the factory lens cape which is spring loaded. I have not encountered any problems with the lens cap and the polar filter,
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-10-05

I cannot find any objective comparison between ...

I cannot find any objective comparison between the Hoya HD3 Circular Polarizer and the NXT Plus other than brain wash marketing. Would someone help finding information? I can hardly justify $200 in a filter even though money is not a problem.
Asked by: Xavier
It’s a good filter but nothing special about it. You will rarely use it if you have got good prime lenses
Answered by: Samuel
Date published: 2020-09-11

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Is this a rotating filter for different darkness or is it just a straight one color?
Asked by: Kelly M.
This is a rotating filter to add contrast to outside photography, and remove reflections from non metallic surfaces, such as water or windows.
Answered by: Glenn N. Slik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I've purchased this but when I rotate it I see no difference in the image. I bought this to remove reflections from windows but they remain just as strong as when I don't have the filter on. Am I doing something wrong?
Asked by: Alastair E.
This filter works, and you can verify it on an LCD monitor. The effect you were looking for is called Brewster's angle. If your camera is aimed at this angle from the window then you can observe the removal of unwanted reflections.
Answered by: Nathan S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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With only a 1/3 stop loss in light, is this as good at polarization as other polarizing filters with much greater light loss?
Asked by: Ted H.
Yes, it is. This is one of Hoya's highest quality polarizing filters.
Answered by: Glenn N. Slik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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