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Hoya 55mm Slim Circular Polarizing Screw-in Filter

4.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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  • Designed to adjust brightly reflected light especially sunlight (reflected off of water or snow) and reduce unwanted glare
  • Creates dramatic sky/cloud contrast and saturates colours without changing colour balance
  • Mount rotates to control amount of effect
  • Coatings applied to both surfaces to suppress reflection and increase light transmission
  • For use with autofocus cameras and lenses

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Size Name: 55mm

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Size: 55mm
  • Item Weight: 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 41 g
  • Item model number: 1611
  • ASIN: B0087ZN7XC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 Sept. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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Size Name:55mm

Product Description

These filters offer both amateur and professional photographers HOYA's famous quality at reasonable prices. They have coatings applied to both surfaces to suppress reflection and increase light transmission.

Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colours providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun. They also enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer, with better contrast. This effect is often used to increase the contrast and saturation in blue skies and white clouds. HOYA's polarizing filters do not affect the overall colour balance of a shot.

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Hoya 55mm Slim Circular Polarizing Screw in Filter


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Size: 52mm Verified Purchase
I've given a five-star rating because, first and foremost, the optical quality seems to justify such a rating. Also, the slimline mount seems to be very well engineered: Just the right amount of friction to keep the filter at the chosen angle, but easily rotated as required, with a smooth, 'quality' feel to the movement.

The slim mount is great for use with a wide-angle lens, or when using the polariser in conjunction with a second filter: Less likely to cause vignetting than a standard-thickness rotating holder.

Only been using the filter for a few weeks (bought it to go with a new Nikon DSLR), but first impressions suggest quality and reliability.

No surprises, really, as I've been a Hoya user for many years, but it's nice to see their quality being maintained, and available at such a reasonable price.
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Size: 52mm Verified Purchase
I purchased this slim CPF to replace a standard width Hoya CPF that I had purchased for my Panasonic FZ200 bridge camera which causes vignetting at the corners when using the widest angle setting. This slim version has a very narrow (1.5mm) ring that screws onto the lens which unfortunately also has a slightly smaller diameter that the threaded part it screws into. This makes it extremely fiddly and difficult to remove from the lens. This is not helped by the fact that the ring seems to 'stick' firmly in the fully screwed in position. I have now gone back to using my standard width Hoya CPF which also has a smooth and easy unscrewing action. I do not now use it with the widest angle setting of the camera. I have given it two stars because it might be OK with other cameras.
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Size: 77mm Verified Purchase
Pretty good but vignettes on my Canon 17-40mm at 17mm with a Lee Wide angle 100mm filter adapter - OK at 19mm which is that I do - however 1/2 the price of the Sigma - happy overall if I remember to shoot at 19mm :)
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Size: 77mm Verified Purchase
Does it just the way it should. Its always in my camera bag ready for use and it works perfectly on my Sigma 10-20 lens.
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Size: 58mm Verified Purchase
Bought this to cut glare when taking photos across water but the most noticeable difference in the pictures is the colour enhancement. Clouds become more evident. We recommend to any serious amateur - professionals will already have one.
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Size: 77mm Verified Purchase
I bought this for a recent holiday. I am disappointed as the photo's are not as sharp as they should be - I do feel that the quality of this particular filter isn't the best. I use an L Series lens, and so in hindsight, I should've ordered the more expensive filter, but thought this would be ok as it is Hoya - Wrong decision! I don't think I'll be using a Circ / Pol filter again.

Buyer beware - buy the ultra thin filter.
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Size: 67mm Verified Purchase
I've had one of these before, but gave it back as payment for borrowing the lens it was fitted to. So this is my second version of this filter.
Things to bear in mind: You get the strongest effect at 90 degrees to the sun (just physics). So if it looks like the effect is quite small it's probbaly due to the angle of view in relation to the sun (rather than the filter).

The filter works very well, whilst I wouldn't use it as a permanent feature the filter never leaves my side. This (to me) is the most useful kind of filter you can use for digital photography, every other kind of filter can be done in post processing.
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Size: 67mm Verified Purchase
As usual, this item arrived on time and well packaged. I bought this to fit my new Canon 18-135mm lens. So far, I have only tried it for taking a picture of our water lily tub on a sunny day and it did the job, enabling me to see beneath the water surface.
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