A circular polarizing filter is a must for any photographer who shoots outdoors on sunny days — in other words, just about all of you. It reduces glare and surface reflections on shiny objects, and deepens the color of skies, foliage and water by reducing the amount of scattered, multi-directional rays of sunlight reaching the sensor.

These filters are made to exacting standards. The glass is specially blended for optimal optical results, and the careful multi-coating process minimizes any reflections from the glass that might cause flaring or ghosting. A rigid, protective aluminum frame keeps the filter firmly in place, and the low profile makes it compatible with many super- and ultra-wide angle lenses that otherwise might not be able to accommodate a filter.

Product Highlights:

  • precision glass lens filter is carefully smelted and blended for perfect optical results
  • fits most lenses with 67mm thread diameter
  • protects lens from bumps, scratches, and dust
  • decreases glare and reflections in images while increasing the contrast and crispness of outdoor scenes and deepening sky colors
  • multi-layer coatings greatly reduce surface reflections from the filter's glass
  • low-profile black aluminum frame keeps filter rigid and parallel to the plane of the sensor
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 67mm Circular Polarizing filter (CIR-PL) in plastic case

Product Research


Overview: The Hoya EVO Circular Polarizing (CIR-PL) filter is designed to eliminate reflections from non-metallic surfaces, such as water and glass. CIR-PL filters also enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer with better contrast. The filter's multi-layer coatings reduce ghost images and flare. EVO filters are made in Japan using precision optical glass. The Improved Super Multi-coating (IS-HMC) formula greatly reduces or eliminates reflections off the surface of the glass. The filters are overlayed with a clear water and stain-resistant coating that is easy to clean. All of the coating layers are applied in a furnace to bond the coating to the glass.

Aluminum Filter Frame: Hoya EVO filters have a very low-profile aluminum filter frame to house the glass. This keeps the filter glass perfectly parallel to the plane of the CCD or COS sensor, while providing enough rigidity to last for years.

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Make your pics Pop!

Written By Patrick D, Clifton Park NY on Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Great Polarizer, more than met my expectations, great for landscape and sunsets.

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

Hoya 52 mm Polarizer

Written By Early Mc, Crozet,Va on Monday, July 01, 2013

Very good Polarizer1 I see a big difference and no glare in my photo.s! I'm very impressed with it! It brings the colors out and improves the picture

Hoya EVO Circular Polarizer

Written By JimG, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, June 03, 2013

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Good quality product that met my expectations

Pros: quality, workmanship

Cons: price

excellent Polarizer

Written By Chris R, Sutherland Va on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Products works as advertised. I had some lower priced filters and thought they were hurting image quality, I bought this one and I was right.

Pros: Great colors, image quality is not affected

Cons: None


Written By Augustin F., Saipan,CNMI on Thursday, March 07, 2013

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This Circular Polorize Filter is really Amazing while taking pictures of Landscape and Sunset. Beautiful Images and Colors.