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Hoya 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter

BH #HOP72 • MFR #B-72PL-GB
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Hoya 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter
Key Features
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • 3 to 4x Filter Factor, +1.6 to 2 Stops
Helping to reduce reflections and glare, the 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter from Hoya filters out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. By filtering this light, a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage is possible, as well as the ability to produce clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. The filter is constructed from optical glass and is mounted within a durable, lightweight aluminum ring that has a hard anodized finish to guard against wear.
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Hoya Linear Polarizer Overview

Helping to reduce reflections and glare, the 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter from Hoya filters out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. By filtering this light, a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage is possible, as well as the ability to produce clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. The filter is constructed from optical glass and is mounted within a durable, lightweight aluminum ring that has a hard anodized finish to guard against wear.

A linear polarizer differs from a circular polarizer in that it does not support the use of a camera's autofocus or auto exposure functions; it is best suited for use with manual cameras, such as view cameras, that are not dependent on internal mechanisms to determine focus or metering settings.

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.
Optical glass construction maintains image clarity.
Aluminum filter ring is both lightweight and durable and features a hard anodized finish to guard against scratching and wear.
UPC: 024066012036

Hoya Linear Polarizer Specs

Filter Type
Linear Polarizer
Filter Factor
3x (1.6-Stop) to 4x (2-Stop)
Size
72 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Rotating
Yes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
72 mm
Coatings
None
Filter Material
Glass
Ring Material
Aluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.35 x 3.6 x 0.55"

Hoya Linear Polarizer Reviews

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What does turning the filter do? How can the ...

What does turning the filter do? How can the effects be seen if it is used on a twin-lens camera?
Asked by: Ronald
Spinning the front of the Hoya 43mm Linear Polarizer Filter effects the level and angle of polarization. The only way to see the effect is to look through the lens that the filter is used on.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-07-24

Will this filter have a negative impact on ...

Will this filter have a negative impact on autofocus in a mirrorless camera like the R5?
Asked by: Michael
Linear polarizers usually have autofocus issues with DSLRs not mirrorless, so you shouldn't have a problem with the R5.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2022-10-25

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Can I screw on and attach a metal hood to this polarizer?
Asked by: Anonymous
The, the front of this filter is threaded and can accept any other 49mm sized hood or filter.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this filter multicoated?
Asked by: Anonymous
This filter comes with Hoya's standard coating.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this circular polarizing filter have antireflective coatings?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, that filter is not multi-coated.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2021-04-01

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I'm buying a polarizer for manual focus lens, will focus peaking work with a linear polarizer? I'm using a Sony a6300.
Asked by: Charles M.
This question would be best answered by Sony.
Answered by: Glenn N. Slik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can someone tell me the difference between this product and Tiffen's product?(<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457543-REG/Tiffen_67LLPOL_67mm_Low_Light_Polarizing.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457543-REG/Tiffen_67LLPOL_67mm_Low_Light_Polarizing.html</a>)
Asked by: Jacklyn K.
The Hoya linear polarizing filter was designed for use on older film cameras - See the following description of a linear polarizing filter - (Two kinds of polarizing filters are the PL (Linear Polarizing) andPL-CIR (Circular Polarizing) filters which have the same effect ofreducing glare, however, there are differences in the way each worksin combination with your specific camera so it is important toresearch and choose the correct version of filter for your camera.Many of today's cameras use semi-silvered mirrors or prisms to splitthe light (a.k.a. beam) entering the viewfinder in order tocalculate exposure and focusing distance. PL filters can sometimesinteract with these light controlling devices to give unpredictableexposure or focusing. If your camera, whether auto or manual, isequipped with this kind of device, we recommend using a PL-CIR filter.Both types of filters allow you not only to remove unwantedreflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc., butalso filter out atmospheric haze enabling colors to become moresaturated and appear clearer with a much sharper contrast.These effects will prove to be invaluable to photographers at anylevel of interest.)
Answered by: Glenn N. Slik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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How do I use 2 linear polarizes as a ND filter on my Canon 6D ? Also will it be compatible with this camera ?
Asked by: Maurice H.
I am little confused by this question... The filters have absolutely nothing to do with the camera itself. Filters are compatible with the LENS itself. I have a 6D and many lens with many filters and many step up and step down rings to certain LENS. This filter will screw onto any 77mm lens you put it on. Do you need this? Depends on what you are trying to capture....
Answered by: patrick k.
Date published: 2022-06-20
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