Reviews and Problems with Hoya Digital PL-Cir series
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I never shoot without a filter.
1 August 2014
Summary: I always use a protective UV filter. Even an inexpensive one is better than none at all. This is a nice middle of the road filter that gives me the assurance my photographs will be of good quality, and my lens will be protected as well.
Excerpt: it is as advertised. I need to learn how to use it properly, but it is good quality, was delivered on time, and will suit my needs. I thought the 1.3 (or so) f-stop difference would be more noticable, but this is probably because I don't know how to use it properly yet.
A little extra cost for a lot of extra convenience, great pro-quality stuff
2 January 2014
Summary: Great for minimising glare on water, or photographing through glass such as into cabinets or into cars. Smart photographers put a Hoyer UV on every lens for physical protection, and keep specialised lenses such as this Circular Polariser in the size equal to their largest lens filter thread, and then purchase step-up rings for their smaller diameter lenses so they can use any of their special filters on all of their lenses.
Summary: I have used these filters (the Pro 1, made in Japan) for years, and they have not disappointed. The coating is nice, the polarizing is very even, and they turn relatively smoothly. They're also very thin, which helps to prevent vignetting (darkening in the corners of photos).
Excerpt: This filter does nicely what it's supposed to do. While testing it off the camera, I noticed slight color change while rotating it back and forth, from blue to yellow/orange. I haven't noticed much (if any) ill effect on my images yet though. Even so, it wouldn't be anything you can't fix with software. Rotating the filter does feel/sound a little scratchy, and mine has a section where it drags a little. You can also still use a lens cap with this on.