Reviews and Problems with Hoya 72mm Circular Polarizer
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Value for money 2
Ease of use 2
Picture quality 2
Bait and Switch
18 July 2009
Summary: I ordered a Hoya CPL and was sent some other brand I never heard of. I did a web search on the one sent to me and I couldn't find it. I was going on vacation and I needed a CPL so I didn't have time to send it bach since it came the day before I was leaving.
Summary: I absolutely love what the filter does, but cannot put the 72mm lens cap back onto the camera with the filter on even though it supposedly maintains a 72mm size. It would seem with such an expensive filter, this could have been accounted for in the design. I do NOT want to have to continually screw on and then off the polarizing filter as I get the camera out, or put it away. Problematic.
Summary: I have used this polarizing filter to enhance colors and to eliminate reflections. In both cases, it performed in an excellent manner and allowed me to capture vivid pictures of the fall colors. If you take landscape photos, you need a polarizing filter and this one does a good job for me.
Summary: Most of my filters are Hoya and I've always been pleased with the quality. The only thing I would change on this filter is the ease with which the filter turns. For those of you who haven't used a polarizer before you have to turn it until it is oriented to block reflective rays. I find myself checking and double checking before each shot to make sure it hasn't slipped from the correct position.
Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Strong Construction
Summary: I used the filter while boating and amongst a great deal of water spray. In comparing images with and without filter, the "polarized photo" images were clear, sharp and without undesired solar reflection & light spectrums. Also, solid weight without rattle.
Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction