Reviews and Problems with Hoya HMC Super PL- Cir series
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Perfect MC CPL with nice quality glass and good scratch resistance.
1 August 2012
Summary: It is a very well built CPL filter. I was able to see the bottom of Pacific ocean in the Oregon coast and make it look like pictures from Hawaii using this Hoya multicoated CPL filter. I bought this filter as used with dents on the metal ring, but glass in perfect conditions, no scratches at all. The sky is darker and sea surface is not shiny with filter on. I don't see light when I looking through the filter to my LCD screen and turn filter at 90 degrees.
Excerpt: I have Hoya HMC UV filters on all my lenses for protection and I have been very happy with them. This is my first non-UV filter and was purchased for my Nikon 35 1.8. The short review is that this is a great product and I would certainly buy it again. However, I do have 2 minor comments: 1) I stacked this filter onto the UV filter already on the lens. This means metal to metal on the threads, which does not hold as securely as the plastic threads of the lens.
Excerpt: The filter is extremely important in any outdoor (and some indoor) photography. It enhances the color of the sky, making the clouds stand out. It removes the dark shadows from tree tops and makes them look greener and have less contrast. It is an essential tool to turn simple photos great. Of course the exposure is reduced by two stops, but that cannot be helped.With this filter, the only problem I had was that it was very difficult to remove.
Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Strong Construction