Best circular polarizer filter: 5 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 24/09/2013 00:01am

    Best circular polarizer filter: 02 Hoya PRO1 digital filter

    Best circular polarizer filter: 02 Hoya PRO1 digital filter

    Price:  £60 (58mm) £110 (77mm)
    Hoya is a respected filter manufacturer making good quality and affordable products for photography enthusiasts.

    This Hoya PRO1 has been specifically designed for digital cameras. It’s packed with technology: it’s Digital Multi-Coated (DMC) to reduce lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections, and Low Profile Frame (LPF) with an ultra-thin filter frame to help avoid vignetting on wide-angle lenses, as well as being able to hold a lens cap.

    The PRO1 produced striking results, boosting colors and contrast in our scene without affecting the overall color balance of the shot.

    This PRO1 filter oozed good quality, from its lightweight build to the vibrant images we shot using it, and its black matte almite frame really helped reduce reflections.

    What’s more, it also has black rimmed glass to decrease the chance of light reflecting off the edge and even comes with a UV protected case to lengthen the life of the filter.

    Image results were very good, and it certainly ensured blue and green colors became more saturated and appeared clearer with better contrast. Very affordable too.


    Pros: Combines good build quality with affordability; excellent image results
    Cons: One minor quibble: the thin inner ring can be tricky to hold and screw in

    Score: 88%

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    Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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