Marumi DHG Super Circular PL polarizing filter review

Marumi offers one of the biggest ranges of circular polarizing filters and at very attractive prices, but how do they perform?

Marumi DHG Super Circular PL
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Marumi’s DHG Super Circular PL doesn’t have the luxury feel of the Lee Filters Lee Elements Circular Polarizer but it’s available in a much wider range of sizes, costs a fraction of the price and is very good optically. The only fly in the ointment is that the thin mounting ring makes it hard to remove if you accidentally over-tighten it on the lens.


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    Attractively priced

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    Easy to clean

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    Extensive size range


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    Hard to distinguish the mount and adjustment rings

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    Cuts out around 1.6EV

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    Take care to avoid over-tightening

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Marumi has been involved in the optics industry for over 85 years and it offers an extensive range of filters in different formats. In fact, it produces 8 different types of screw-in polariser with some combining the polarization with a neutral density filter. The DHG Super Circular PL is one of Marumi’s upper-end polarizers and it’s created with color neutrality as a priority.

The Marumi DHG Super Circular PL is available in 16 different sizes from 37mm to 105mm. While the price increases with the size of the filter, they are attractively priced with the 82mm filter I tested being available for around £67/$110. 

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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.