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High quality filter. It was really effective when taking photos on reflective surfaces and strong light sources. Minimum flare and glare. The only thing is that the filter is just a little bit too big on the circumference so that it get stuck with my lens hood when I'm attaching or detaching the lens hood. Didn't have this problem with other filters before.
The polarizer is well made and doesn't reduce light on my camera as much as I expected. It allows me to reduce or eliminate sun flare from objects as well as sky and water. I use polarizers on every lens I use for daytime photography.
These Hoya HD filters are lightweight, slim and extremely well made. I read a few reviews then ordered the circular polariser for my new Fujifilm prime lenses, it is superb and lets in more light than rivals - excellent for hand-held shooting. I usually buy filters from one of the premium German brands but the muli-coated variants are incredibly expensive and hard to justify given the outstanding optical performance of this Hoya HD. I think GBP 40 for the 62mm version represents excellent value for money.
I've used Hoya circular polarising filters before and been 100% happy. But, whilst this one works OK, the effects it produces seem less pronounced than I remember. It is currently stuck fast to the UV filter that was already on the lens. This filter is so thin it's (almost?) impossible to get enough grip to unscrew it.
As mentioned elsewhere, the plastic 'case' it arrives in - and which you'll have to use if you want to protect it whilst it's not screwed onto a lens - is 100mm in diameter and 15mm thick. Make sure you can carry it easily.