New! Video Chat Connect with a Photography Expert – Live

Hoya 46mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter

BH #HOCPHD246 • MFR #XHD2-46CRPL
Hoya
Hoya 46mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter
Key Features
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • 8-Layer Multi-Coating
The Hoya 46mm HD2 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.
In Stock
$59.95
Save the Tax with the credit card. 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $7.99

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.606.6969

Hoya HD2 Overview

The Hoya 46mm HD2 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 has an 8-layer multi-coating for very high average light transmission of 99.35%. It is constructed from optical glass and features a thin frame.

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.
Has an 8-layer multi-coating for very high average light transmission of 99.35%.
Constructed from hardened optical glass to increase strength and durability.
Thin frame.
Water- and oil-repellent and scratch- and stain-resistant, making for easy cleaning.
UPC: 024066055156

Hoya HD2 Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Circular Size46 mm Filter Thread
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.085 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.55 x 2.8 x 0.5"

Hoya HD2 Reviews

Hoya Polarizer

By Puma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-17

Outdoor photography takes a major leap with the enhancements of contrast and the richness of the sky with this product. Very little editing is needed when this is used. Excellent.

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

question

I have already ordered a Hoya HD2 62mm circular polarizer filter for my tamron lens (18-270) I am using this lens with my Canon D7Camara. I like to know The Hoya HD2 cpl filter can use for indoor, and outdoor phography,with my cmara lens. Also indoorphotos with built in flash. Can I keep the filter Always with the lens as a protecter or do I have to remove for indoorfotos.
Asked by: Anonymous
I would not advise using a circular polarizer as a protective filter. For a protective filter, I advise a clear or UV filter, such as the Hoya 62mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter: http://bhpho.to/1kXHUWe
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this work with a Canon T2i EFS 18-55 mm lens and 55-250 mm lens? Both are 58 mm. Is there a particular polarizing filter and UV filter that work best with this camera/these lenses? I am also looking for a wide angle lens that will not distort the images too much. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
The Hoya 58mm HD2 Circular Polarizer is an excellent choice for the Canon EF-S 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses. For a UV filter for these lenses, check out the Hoya 58mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter: http://bhpho.to/JIm3a2An excellent choice for a wide angle EF-S Canon lens is the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens: http://bhpho.to/1fgGZne
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can this be used with a wide angle lens? Specifically, I have a Tamron 16-300mm and want to get a polarizer that won't cause vignetting. I can't find any detailed specs to answer this.
Asked by: James E.
This filter can be used without worries of vignetting on ultra-wide lenses.
Answered by: Glenn N. Slik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What is the difference between Hoya HD and Hoya HD2?
Asked by: AATIR A.
I believe this is it. The HD filters are all made with high density glass for more strength than comparable filters. The are all multi-coated. The main feature of the HD2 is that it is described as thin, to perform better with wide angle ranges. Try a cheap polarizer filter with a wide angle setting and you will see. Graduated ND really shows up with a wide angle. HD and HD2 re the newer and improved. There is still a higher priced series, but these have a very good value and performance.
Answered by: PAUL L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Lumix LX7 & Panasonic Filter Adapter Kit DMW-FA1 owner. I need help deciding which filter is best camera fit functionality,optical quality & durability. HOYA 37mm HD2 CIR-PL vs Panasonic DMW-LPLA 37mm
Asked by: Anonymous
The Hoya HD-2 filters have an 8-layer multi-coating for very high average light transmission of 99.35%. Also the Hoya HD2 filters are constructed from hardened optical glass to increase strength and durability. And they are water- and oil-repellent and scratch- and stain-resistant, making for easy cleaning. And it cost less than the Panasonic.
Answered by: Dan W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this have front end threads for putting on a Lee Filter adaptor?
Asked by: Collin H.
Yes, just tried and the 82 mm ring fits perfectly. Smooth on and off. You have to hold the polarizer with a finger since it will turn as the threads tighten. Don't have to tighten very tight for it to work. Don't normally use it this way, but will try in the future. Love the Lee filter kit, have many of their filters as well. Hope this helps. Sorry to take so long, just got back from Alaska. Bob
Answered by: ROBERT A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does it have a front thread to mount other filters such as a circular polarizer ?
Asked by: Shree L.
Yes
Answered by: Paul C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
  • y_2019, m_8, d_5, h_15CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.13
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_7
  • loc_en_US, sid_900449, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo

Close

Close

Close