Hoya 55mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter

Hoya 55mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter

Hoya 55mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • 8-Layer Multi-Coating
  • Thin Frame
  • Optical Glass
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The Hoya 55mm 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: 024066055187
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Hoya 55mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2 - 2.8 (1 - 1.5 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 55 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 55 mm
    Filter Thickness 0.04" / 1.0 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.0 x 0.5"
    55mm HD2 Circular Polarizer Filter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Polarizer - A Bit Loose The polarizer fits perfectly on the Nikon 1 10-100mm lens. It is a bit taller than I expected, but does not vignette at the 10mm setting. The Nikon circular polarizers definitely have a much lower profile and do not protrude as far in front of the lens. The only issue I have with the filter is that it rotates too easily. The Nikon polarizers I have on the DX and FX cameras are a bit tighter and rotate more smoothly. The Hoya filter is much looser and turns without much pressure. Just a personal preference maybe, but the smoothness and slight resistance of the Nikon brand polarizers feels more solid to me and provides more positive feedback.
    Date published: 2014-04-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs better build quality The glass and film part of the filter is good, nothing to complain, but the frame has too much play between the fixed and the mobile side.
    Date published: 2014-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality, thin and lightweight I am using it on my Sony FE 28mm-70mm f3.5 - 5.6 zoom. I find no vignetting on the wide end. It is thin and lightweight.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
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