Designed and engineered for Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses to serve as a lens protector and to reduce the adverse effects of ultraviolet light * Digital Multi Coated (DMC) -- Greatly reduces lens flare and ghosting * Black Almite Frame (BAF) -- Black matte finish aluminum frame reduces reflections * Black Rimmed Glass (BRG) -- Reduces light reflection around the filter edge to enhance contrast * Low Profile Frame (LPF) -- Ultra thin frame helps avoid vignetting on wide angle lenses and Knurled Edge Frame (KEF) aids easy attachment and removal
I have been pleasantly satisfied with this filter. Not only has it severed as great polarizer, but it has worked superbly as a neutral density filter when slower speeds were important while capturing the softness of a water fall. Hoya still has a very good performance for the price.
I just recently got back from a trip to Maine where I shot several lighthouses & some of Acadia National Park. The polarized filter from Hoya worked great with my new Olympus E-3. I was able to bring out the details of the clouds and it add some punch to the images. The filter also eliminated the glare from the surface of the lakes & allowed the rocks beneath the surface to show, this really added to the composition. The filter worked great the entire trip, I shot 1522 images over the 5 days with the filt..
This is the best Circular Polarizer I've ever owned, and I've had allot of them. Why spend almost 3x more than a cheap uncoated filter? You can see and feel the quality of this well made filter.1. Top Quality, you can feel it.2. Ultra thin, you can see and feel it.3. Crystal clear, deep blue skies, you can see them with white puffs highlighting them.4. Also, the fun things like removing reflections from glass and water5. The ND factor when needed.6. It's allot of $ up front, but if you use it for several ye..