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Hoya 77mm HD Circular Polarizer Filter

BH #HOCPH77 • MFR #XHD77CRPL
Hoya
Hoya 77mm HD Circular Polarizer Filter
Key Features
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 2x Filter Factor, +1 Stop
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
The Hoya 77mm HD 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 XHD77CRPL Overview

The Hoya 77mm HD 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.

This filter is constructed from optical glass for clarity as well as color fidelity and features a thin, aluminum-alloy filter ring that can be rotated to adjust the intensity of the polarization effect. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, eight layers of anti-reflection multi-coatings are applied to the filter's glass. These coatings also offer greater protection to the filter substrate and help it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters.

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Arranges, and filters, 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.
Ideal for use with digital cameras and auto focus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features.
2x filter factor reduces exposure by 1 stop.
Constructed from optical glass for clarity and color fidelity.
Eight layers of anti-reflective multi-coating help prevent internal ghosting and reflections.
Thin and durable aluminum-alloy filter ring minimizes the potential for vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.
Filter ring can be rotated to adjust the intensity of the polarization effect.
Plastic filter case for storage and transport.

Hoya XHD77CRPL Specs

Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.65 x 4.55 x 0.85"

Hoya XHD77CRPL Reviews

Good Filter

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-23

This filter works well, and I've had no problems with it.

So far so good

By Drew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-11

Never used a polarizer before and have not tested it out a ton but so far I like the results and it is built to last

Works as intended, although difficult to thread

By Carl
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-03

Works as intended, cuts reflections as I'd expect from haze, water, and glass. The machining of the threads doesn't seem quite right, though: it's hard to screw on correctly, and more easy to cross thread than any other filter I own. I make sure now to only change it over a safe surface where if it falls I won't break.

Good for the price

By thyg07
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-18

Not as strong as I would have liked but good for the price

Great Product glare reduction with only 1.5 stop loss.

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-13

How you use the product? . Darken sky and reduce glare. I live near the water, sun glare is an issue. I use the filter nearly always. Things that are great about it: . You only lose 1.5 stops with this filter. Things that aren't so great about it. . Actually, the filter ring is a bit narrow. You have to twist the filter for the desired effect. This cam be challenging, especially with a lens hood in place.

Amazing!

By Philgi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-29

I'm not a pro photographer but this polarizing filter definitely upgraded the quality of my pictures. The biggest difference it makes is outside. Landscape and sunset/sunrise pictures are way better. Less for portait or inside photos. The Hoya Hd1 is perfect if you're on a budget, can't imagine how the HD3 can outperform this one and justify its price.

Excellent filter.

By Paula
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-21

The filter is easy to put on and remove. You can easily put a hood around it also. It does indeed make the sky darker and lessen glare. Sometimes, however, you do not necessarily want to cut light even at noon. The product is of the highest quality. It just de pends what effect you want.

Binds on Lens

By larry
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-02

The filter tightly binds onto my Canon lens every time I install it. Even if I very carefully try to snug it on, it locks up and is very difficult to remove. Barely was able to remove with a lens wrench this last time. No noticeable change in image when the polarizer is rotated. I waited too long to try the filter and cannot return it. Will not use this filter again.

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Yes that filter comes with a plastic storage case.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What is the difference between the Hoya HD and HD2 polarizing filters? Is the only difference that the warrantee was increased from 1 to 5 years? Are the frames the same size?
Asked by: Anonymous
The only difference between the Hoya HD and the HD2 are the warranties. They are the optically the same otherwise.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does it have front thread for connecting other filters (e.g. NDs)? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it does have front threads for attaching other filters to it.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this filter thinner than the EVO? Want to use with a Tokina 11-16mm and am looking for a thin CP
Asked by: Anonymous
The Hoya EVO circular polarizer is going to be thinner, but either one of the filters will work on the Tokina 11-16 without issue, as this lens is a crop-sensor.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Has Hoya replaced this filter with an updated one of equal or higher quality?
Asked by: Don
I can understand why Hoya discontinued. I bought this filter as additional 77mm Cir. P. for African wildlife photography in Feb. The rotating lens froze on my 3rd day and I had to use my backup. I should have returned it to B&H, but it is still my Inbox and useless. Do not know if they have one of equal quality and price. Hoya makes excellent glass, but this one has problems.
Answered by: Joe M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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