Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film

Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film

Hoya 52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film

B&H # HOYMC52 MFR # A-52K2-GB
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Hoya A-52K2-GB overview

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A Hoya Yellow K2 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films.

Multicoated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.

Especially useful for added contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground
Provides a natural tonal rendition
Often used for subjects at intermediate distances
UPC: 024066523013
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Hoya A-52K2-GB specs

Type Yellow
Size 52 mm
Grade K2
Filter Factor 2 (+1 stop)
Multi-Coated Yes, Hoya Multicoated
Rotating No
Effect Contrast control, enhanced skin tones, tonal corrections and more dramatic landscapes; Noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films
Application Offers the most correct tonal range contrast to produce natural clouds against blue skies
Color Temperature Not specified
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Warranty One-Year
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.386 x 2.756 x 0.551"

Hoya A-52K2-GB reviews

52mm Yellow #K2 (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter for Black & White Film is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Filter No glares, no loss of quality or sharpness. Hides blemishes on people's faces well. Darkens sky just a bit, but not much. Maybe, combine with a PL filter for added effect? Or get a red filter. Filter is a bit too thick, but no noticeable vignetting on wide angle lenses. Multicoating makes it a bit difficult to clean; dust clings to it like you wouldn't believe. Suggest getting one of those lens cleaning pens. Don't use lens cleaning fluid - you'll just get a lotta streak marks.
Date published: 2008-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter This is not the most fascinating product out there but since you absolutely need a filter of some sort for outdoor black and white photography it is an important one. The filter seems to be of great quality and it is multi coated so I see no reason to get the more expensive brands as I highly doubt my images will be any bit sharper than with this filter. Use the money you save to get some film ;)
Date published: 2012-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For B&W Indespensible when working with b&w film. Slight darkening of the sky and lightening of colors containing yellow. Creates more contrast in tonal quality in certain b & w images.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Multi-Coated Choice I shoot large format B&W exclusively and use this on my Nikkor-M 300mm. Good filter for moderate sky & cloud intensification. High optical quality at a reasonable price. Can't think of any shortcomings. I like Hoya and use their filter products on all of my lenses.
Date published: 2009-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is what it is and does what it's supposed to....works You have to give it 5 stars because it is what it is and does what it's supposed to ,add that extra contrast to film photographs ,well made ,great filter company ,why pay more fore something that does the same? hoya(top product) is perfect for the job we must not get stuck with the I must have the best because the price tags says it's the best because it cost ten times more! Syndrome.moral of the story you ask? Here it is,if it works and you use it with results you hoped for then it's the best tool for your job (just a thought and advice to beginners ,similar to the Leica makes you a better photographer syndrome the biggest con in photographic history no offence to the camera just the price tag and those who wear them like jewellery) M.T. Sydney street photographer . B&H very pleased with their service second to none.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yellow filter darkens B&W sky The yellow filter darkens bright blue skies and water, and enhances contrast in B&W images. This provides a nice efect and heightens the drama of landscapes and seascapes. The problem is the yellow filter costs 1+ f-stops in aperture or shutter speed.
Date published: 2010-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black And White Film? then you got to have yellow filter! I dug out my film equipment old school and got this Hoya HMC yellow filter for my nikons. What a difference B&W clouds with a yellow filter. It's like you are reborn! Looking forward to portraits with this filter
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good B&W filter for prime lenses This is a good example for the beginner who shoot B&W photography, especially landscape. The multicoat makes it a little bit hard to clean, but everything else is just OK.
Date published: 2013-08-01
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