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Hoya 82mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

BH #HOCPHD382 • MFR #XHD3-82CRPL
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Hoya 82mm 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 82mm 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 82mm 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 82mm 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: 024066061713

Hoya HD3 Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Filter Factor2x (1-Stop)
Circular Size82 mm Filter Thread
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet82 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingTop
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.4 x 3.6 x 0.55"

Hoya HD3 Reviews

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By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-21

I value all of the moments I capture and I wanted the best polarization filter I could get. I leave this filter on the camera most of the time especially during fall with the colors. With only 1 stop density it doesn't make much difference to the exposure and you won't get a color shift either with the HD3. The price might seem expensive but nobody else makes a filter this good either. If you shoot a high resolution camera this filter is rated for optical clarity up to 100 megapixels. Go buy and try it is my advise!

Hoya quality and half the f-stop penalty!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-01

Half the f-stop density of most polarizers and the slim design won't vignette your wide angle shots.

Optically excellent

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-26

I love the consistency of Hoya filters. Optically, it is fantastic, as usual. this is a very narrow filter so, you must be very careful when attaching and removing it --- it is easy to get the threads crossed, so be very gentle when attaching to the lens. The knurled filter edge is closest to the lens, which assists in attachment/removal but, even with this adjustment (from filter construction in days gone by), it is not an easy process. Quality outstanding. Not inexpensive, but then, this is a case of getting what you pay for.

Quality

By Juliano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-17

Unquestionable product quality. Japanese manufacture. Delicate and robust at the same time. I haven't tested it by clicking yet, but these were my first impressions

Hoya HD3 Circular Polarizer

By Zack
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-24

This polarizer is polarizing! Works so good to polarize light and remove glare. It rotates. It turns. It twists. Way to go Hoya. I just love my polarizing polarizer.

Superior Glass

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-20

Excellent CP Filter but pricey. However the quality and not having to bump the EV much is a big plus.

Hoya 82mm CP

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

Takes amazing pictures...

Hoya HD3 Circular  Polarizer

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

Hardened glass, Coatings shed dust and smudges. Protects expensive lenses in a real world shooting environment. If you shoot in the world, you can benefit from this class of filter.

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