Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter

Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter

Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter

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Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter

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  • Clear Protective Filter
  • Absorbs Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • 1x Filter Factor, No Exposure Change
  • 8-Layer Multi-Coating
  • Stain and Scratch Resistant
  • Water and Oil Repellant
  • 52mm Front Filter Threads
  • Thin, Aluminum-Alloy Filter Ring
  • Plastic Case
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The Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter is a general use, clear filter designed to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. Aside from the reduction of unwanted blue casts, no additional coloration or contrast is created, and adjustments to exposure are not required while using this filter. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections while providing over 99.35% light transmission, eight layers of anti-reflection coatings are applied to the glass. These coatings offer a high degree of protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than uncoated filters. The coating formula associated with HD UV filters also promotes effective cleaning with regard to water, oil, and stains.

Constructed from chemically-hardened optical glass, the Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter offers enhanced resistance to scratches while providing clarity and color fidelity. It also features a thin, lightweight, aluminum-alloy filter ring to minimize the potential for vignetting.

This UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Such filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your front lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

Absorbs UV light and reduces bluish cast of daylight.
Does not require adjustments to exposure while in use.
Eight-layers of multi-coating prevent internal ghosting and reflections, while providing over 99.35% light transmission.
Multi-coatings promote effective cleaning with regard to water, oil, and stains.
Creates no additional coloration or contrast.
General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
Thin, lightweight aluminum-alloy filter ring helps to prevent vignetting.
Plastic case for storage and transport.
UPC: 024066051011
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Hoya 52mm HD UV Filter
  • Filter Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Filter Type UV
    Filter Factor 1 (+0 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 52 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 52 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Ring Material Aluminum
    Knurling Top
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Color Temperature Effect None
    Packaging Infowqwbfyusye
    Package Weight 0.13 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.9"
    52mm HD UV Filter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UV filter - maybe the best so far I've tried a lot of UV filters: Nikon L37C, Hoya sHMC, Heliopan SH-PMC, B+W MRC, Leica and Zeiss. They are all superb filters. However, Nikon no longer makes the L37C that was my staple. In night time tests, I found that the L37c produced some ghosting, but that the Hoya sHMC had the minimum amount of ghosting. The only German filter in this test was the B+W MRC, which was intermediate between the Nikon and Hoya sHMC. So, for a while I used the Hoya super HMC on all of my new Nikkors. The only problem with the sHMC Hoya is that they can be hard to clean. The coating has a tooth to it that seems to attract grease with contact. The heliopans behave similarly. The tooth makes it harder to clean using lens paper. I usually have to resort to a microfiber cloth for cleaning. I bought this new Hoya filter basically to protect the front element of my Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 in M mount. This super wide angle benefits from having no filter at all, or the thinnest glass to prevent problems with refraction of edge rays. Not only do the new HD glass filters have thin glass, they also have a very easy to clean coating. The amount of light reflecting off the filter when viewed obliquely is about the same as the heliopan SH-PMC or B+W filters, which is to say almost none. The filter ring is nice, solid, and anodized in matte black. It spins on and off without binding. As with all Hoya filters, they come out of the box spotless. You don't have to clean the filter first before mounting on the lens.
    Date published: 2011-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal Clear These filters are so amazingly clear your not sure there is even any glass in betweeen the black ring. They also do a great job of repelling fingerprints. My biggest problems with filters is trying to get that one speck of whatever off my lens, never having a cloth or lens pen when i need it I will of course use my finger. With these filters it doesn't matter I cannot leave a smudge or a fingerprint. + According to others they are very difficult to break, I have been very careful with mine so can't really comment on this. Either way, so far these filters deliver.
    Date published: 2011-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD Filter Nice quality lens filter to work with my HD camcorder. This filter solves two problems one was lens protection, second was giving something for the Hama hood to clamp on to. The install looks clean and professional. Cost is about the only thing is not so great for average consumer.
    Date published: 2009-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter Really like the density of this filter, I shoot a Nikon D7000 so I don't need the UV haze protection but I really like the reassurance of this high strength filter protecting my glass. The image quality of this filter is also great and I have noticed no reduction in image quality with my 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor.
    Date published: 2012-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality item and lens protected Very nice UV filter that fits the Fuji XE1 perfectly. This filter is coated and unlike a cheaper version I tried, with this Hoya I am not seeing any flare or artifacts in my images caused by reflections. I don't always use filters BUT some places such as the beach present lens hazards (blowing sand etc.).
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter Installed this UV on a Nikon wide angle zoom lens.Was clean right out of the package. Is easy to clean, looks great, and pictures are fine.Stongly recommended to protect the Nikon or Canon glass. B&H Price for this filter is better than most NYC stores.
    Date published: 2013-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from UV filtering and lens protection in one If you care about your lens, get one of these. Not only does it aid in outdoor photos, it protects your lens coating as long as I have it on the lens, which is all the time! I have one for my 18-55mm and my 35mm 1.8/f. Don't leave home without it!
    Date published: 2009-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter I use this filter on my Panasonic GF1's 14-45 lens. It really repels dirt and is easy to keep clean. The optics are extremely clear, you can hardly see the filter when looking at the front of the lens. Worth the money.
    Date published: 2010-04-25
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