The EVO Antistatic professional filters are made in Japan using hand selected silicates that are carefully smelted and blended to yield high performance optical glass. Hoya then uses extreme care and precision to apply the improved 16-layer super multi-coating formula which greatly reduces or eliminates reflections on the surface of the glass and yields very high light transmission rates. This means the filter has virtually no effect on the color balance, contrast, or clarity of the final image beyond its polarizing effects.
Great for environments where dust is common, these filters require less frequent cleaning and maintenance than traditional filters. Additionally, the hardened, antistatic top-layer is water repellent, stain and scratch resistant, and cleans easily when smudges or fingerprints are introduced to the surface.
The filter features a lightweight low-profile aluminum frame to house the glass. The design allows the filter to maintain parallel alignment to the sensor plane for maximum sharpness, while the low-profile form eliminates vignetting when used with ultra-wide angle lenses.
Why use a Polarizer
Circular polarizing filters allow photographers to achieve creative, in-camera, effects not possible after the image is developed. A polarizing filter simply filters out unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water and glass in addition to light reflecting off moisture and pollution in the atmosphere. By rotating the ultra-smooth filter, you can select just the right amount of filtration needed to achieve the desired effect. This results in bluer skies, greener leaves, reduced or eliminated reflections on glass, and greater clarity in your final image.
These larger sizes use a slightly thicker glass to prevent flex and improve the integrity of the filter. This makes it impossible to use the same 3mm thick frame as the smaller sizes. Hoya uses our lightweight aluminum 5mm thick filter frames instead with the larger sizes. We have tested these on the widest lenses available that accept front filters and have detected zero vignetting (as of 03-2022).
The filter comes stored is ballistic nylon filter case with a soft scratch-free lining. It includes a magnetic clasp for easy access to the filter when you need it.
|Filter Factor:||1 2/3 stops|
|Glass Type:||Hoya Optical|
|Number of Multi-Coatings:||16 Layers / 8 per side|
|Hardened Top Layer:||Yes|
|Black Rimmed Glass||Yes|
|Front Filter Threads:||Yes|