Hoya Fusion One Next Cir-PL polarizing filter review

We take a look at the latest circular polarizing filter from the optical glass giant Hoya

Hoya Fusion One Next Cir-PL
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Hoya has a long history and strong reputation for optical glass production and the Fusion One Next Cir-PL strikes a nice balance between affordability and quality. Optically it’s very good, but the frame build and action isn’t quite up to the same standard as some more expensive options out there.


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    Attractively priced

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    Available in 13 sizes

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    No holder required


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    Be careful to not over-tighten

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    Slight image warming may not be desirable

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    Rotation not as smooth as more expensive filters’

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Hoya is the world’s largest manufacturer of optical glass and as well as providing glass to many lens manufacturers, it produces a huge range of filters. The Fusion One Next series was introduced in August 2021, building upon the popular Hoya Pro1D range which is designed for enthusiast and professional photographers. The new Fusion One Next series is aimed at enthusiast photographers and includes a Protector, UV and Circular Polariser, each being available in a wide range of sizes.

Hoya uses its professional-grade optical glass for the Fusion One Next CIR-PL  and applies an 18-layer coating to both side to reduce flare and ghosting while helping the filter to shed water droplets and making it easy to wipe off fingerprints. 

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.