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Hoya 58mm UV Filter

by Hoya

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  • Absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct
  • A multi-purpose fine-weather filter for color as well as black and white films
  • Also serves as a permanent lens protector

Frequently Bought Together

Hoya 58mm UV Filter + Canon ET-60  Lens Hood For EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6/2, /3, USM/2, USM/3, EF-S 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 IS + Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 59 g
  • Item model number: 5050053050298
  • ASIN: B00006H2F2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Product Description

The Hoya HMC Digital UV(C) Filter is a multi-purpose fine-weather filter that absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct. A multi-purpose filter for colour as well as black and white film and digital photography the clear UV filter can also be left on the lens to serve as a permanent lens protector. HMC Digital UV(C) Filter main features Hoya HMC (Hoya Multi-Coated) Digital Filters These popular filters are renowned for their ability to minimise reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting. The result is an average light transmission of over 97% giving sharp contrast and well balanced colour. Hoya HMC Digital filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of today's multicoated lenses.

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230 of 235 people found the following review helpful By markh5682 on 11 Mar 2009
Ultra violet filters are probably one of the least glamorous and most mundane photographic accessories around, yet they are an essential part of of your system, and practically all photographers fit them to the front of their lenses and leave them there.

So who makes them?, what are they?, what do they do? and why would you want one? I will try and answer these questions below.

Firstly who makes them?.......

There are several companies that make filters for camera lenses, but Hoya, "the subject of this review", are one of the biggest and well known brands of filter around.

Hoya was founded in Japan in 1941 and have their headquarters in Shinjuku, Tokyo, they manufacture optical products ranging from laser equipment and photographic equipment to contact lenses, and they are one of the world's leading manufacturers of photographic filters.

In 2007 they announced that they were to merge with the well known Japanese camera manufacturer Pentax, in 2008 they announced that they would keep the Pentax name for their camera and lens division.

What are they?.......

Quite simply, they are a flat and optically correct glass filter in a metal mount, that can be screwed to the front of your lens, they have a large veriety of uses and come in many colours for use in special effects and colour corrections, including the UV correction filters discussed here.

What do they do?......
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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Boing TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 Oct 2008
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There is not really much to say about this filter - it does exactly what it says on the tin. Outdoor pictures can be more precise because the hazing caused by scattered UV light is filtered out. Note that most digital SLR cameras already filter out UV light prior to it reaching the sensor. The filter is coated only once on each side so expect some flaring or aberration.
This filter is cheap and specific enough to be left on permanently as a protector for your valuable front lens, if you feel that's necessary. It's double-threaded, so you can screw another filter or lens accessory onto the front of it once it is mounted. The filter has a reasonably low profile and will not interfere with most lens hoods, but vignetting may occur on very wide angle lenses, especially when using a full frame camera.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David Morrison on 18 April 2009
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This Hoya fits my Canon perfectly & does an excellent job. Landscape photographs are noticably sharper. Order was processed by Cameraking UK and product arrived well inside the delivery window.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Saltykettle on 10 Jan 2012
I have recently purchased and used a Hoya 58mm UV filter. I'm pleased to say it is a vast improvement on those supplied to me by "Jollops" and other suppliers, as it has anti-reflection coatings on both the front and rear surfaces. These coatings enhance light transmission and at the same time greatly reduce internal reflections, making image 'ghosts' far less likely in high-contrast situations.
It is important to use clean micro-fibre cloths when cleaning coated lenses and filters to remove any greasy smears, but the use of a puffer and camel-hair brush is advised beforehand to remove any gritty particles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kinok on 11 Dec 2011
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Filter does not appear to affect image or colour quality, have not had an opportunity to check its UV effect but I assume it would be effective, certainly worth buying to protect the lens.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Dec 2011
This is not specifically on the 58mm but a general review of Hoya filters because I have them on all my Canon lenses and have used them for many years on every lens I have bought. Having spent hundreds on a lens, it seems to make sense to protect the vulnerable parts. Hoya has done that for mine without any problems. Great filters. Unwrap them and screw them on - simple.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Driver on 29 Jan 2009
I bought this as an add-on to protect my new Canon lens, and it is 'just the job'.Being a UV filter, you really don't know you have it on, so it's just the thing to keep the forward glass fully protected. Definitely worth it for the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. N. Mcgill on 13 Nov 2011
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I have this filter attached to my 55-250 zoom lens but apart from protecting the lens I'm not convinced it doesn't take away some of the crispness of my photos. Most of my photography is domestic shots of children at play (I'm a parent) so I may not be getting the benefit that others might be getting when taking landscape photos involving water.
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