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Hoya 52mm UV (Ultra Violet) Multi Coated Glass Filter

by Hoya
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  • Eliminates haze.
  • Serves as a lens protector.
  • Multi Coated for flare prevention
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Hoya 52mm UV (Ultra Violet) Multi Coated Glass Filter + Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00009R98A
  • Item model number: A52UV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

The Hoya Ultraviolet UV(C) Haze Filter is a wise initial investment. It helps protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. The result is an average light transmission of over 97% giving sharp contrast and well balanced color. Hoya HMC filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of today's multicoated digital lenses. Multicoated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting.   • Good choice for digital photography • If desired it can be left on the lens at all times for protection • Haze filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details • Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees

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Customer Reviews

We have had very good luck with hoya filters!
cbruno
I tried intentionally taking pictures of the sun and bright lights to cause lens flare to little avail, this filter really does it's job!
SaM4842
Optically, the non-SUPER filters perform better but cash is king.
Nathaniel Reynolds

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

227 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on December 29, 2006
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Looking through it with the naked eye reveals no distortions or imperfections. This is a genuine multi-coated UV filter (test this by looking at a reflection of a light source on its surface: a perfect reflection indicates no coating, a dim reflection indicates a single coating, and a green reflection indicates multiple coatings). Multiple coatings yield greater light transmission through the glass, and less glare, but (and this affects all multi-coated filters from all companies) also pick up dust, fingerprints, and condensation very easily (just holding it on the metal ring with your fingers causes condensation from your perspiration).
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By SaM4842 on March 16, 2010
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When I bought this, the product images were of the Hoya regular UV filter and not the HMC filter (I uploaded the product package image just before writing this). So I was a little unsure of which filter I was going to get. After reassuring myself of the Amazon A to Z guarantee, I decided to finally buy this.

My lens (Pentax 18-55mm DAL lens) already comes with anti-glare coating, but with this, it is even harder to get lens flare. I tried intentionally taking pictures of the sun and bright lights to cause lens flare to little avail, this filter really does it's job! And being the worry wart I am, now I have an extra layer of protection on my lens should I happen to bump my lens into something.

This filter is has the slim frame, but my lens cap still fit onto my lens on top of the filter. This filter does not cause vignetting.

With that said, it is exceptionally difficult to clean. After 1 hour of polishing with my lens cloth, 1/8 can of compressed air and 4 drops of lens cleaner later, finally decided that it was 'clean enough' and gave in. You cannot see the fine smudges (slight fogginess) until you go and screw it onto your lens. Depending on how OCD you are, you may never get these clean to your satisfaction.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By dusiapapa on July 14, 2012
Using Hoya filters for years I didn't think twice choosing another one for my new lens. All Hoya filters I own are Super HMC (Hoya Multi-Coated) which according to Hoya website allows an average light transmission of 99.7%. This filter is HMC (not Super) and produces an average transmission of over 97%. Not that big of a difference, you might think. Considering that, together with a price of almost third of a Super HMC filter and 4/5 stars rating I decided to give it a try.

Results were very disappointing. 97% vs 99.7% gives you ten times more light reflected off the filter glass, and that's a lot. Please check out the image I attached to the product description. It shows reflection off this Hoya UV(C) HMC filter compared side-by-side to Hoya Pro1 UV(0) Super HMC filter (on right) and $5 Kenko filter (on left). As you can see the performance of this filter is not even close to the Super HMC. At some angles it's even worse than cheap non-coated Kenko.

Considering low price and Hoya build quality I would give it 3-4 stars but I want other Hoya fans out there to be warned about HMC vs Super HMC difference, hence just 2 stars.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Alice Kellogg on June 26, 2007
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Fits perfect, is clear as a bell and does not slow down the lens. A great filter.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DaddyMoreBucks on October 10, 2012
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Early in Sept I searched on Amazon for "Hoya HMC UV 52 mm filter" and bought and received an excellent Hoya HMC 52mm UV(o) filter made in Japan. That one is great almost no reflection of light from a table lamp. Then I bought another new lens and needed another filter so I ordered again linking to the product on Amazon from my previous Amazon order so I would be sure to get the same great filter. This time the seller had changed to "Gigabargan" and unfortunately so has the filter they are selling under the same description as before on Amazon. This time I got a Hoya HMC 52mm UV(C) filter made in the Philippines instead. The "C" must stand for "Crap" as the filter is highly reflective compared to the UV(o). Also the original UV(o) filter package says it is Multicoated on the front and on the back, but this later UV(c) package says multicoated on the front but the back says "FULLY COATED" . The seller is not being specific in what they are selling so they are getting this one back. HMC must not mean Hoya Multi Coated all the time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Patel on February 10, 2011
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I have both this filter and a Hoya Super HMC 52mm filter (which costs twice the price). I've swapped the filters between my Nikon 50mm f1.4d and 24mm f2.8 lenses and honestly have to say that I'm hard pressed to find any discernible difference between the two filters. If you're trying to decide between the two, I would forgo the Super HMC and get this filter.

This filter does what any great UV filter should -- it stays 100% out of the way of your shot and protects your lens. I've never experienced any ghosting or flares in my shots. It's solidly built and the threading is clean and smooth allowing easy screwing/unscrewing. At this low price, how much could you really save by taking a chance with a filter from a no-name brand? Is it really worth the risk of having glare or washed out images?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chubbo Bubbo on October 5, 2010
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I don't have too much experience with lens filters, but what little I do have tells me that this one works just fine. The glass is nice and clear, and haze free as described. Offers good protection for my lenses for a decent price.
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