Home | Reviews | Lenses | Filters | Kenko

Kenko Circular Polarizer Filters

3.5 star rating
                      3.5 / 5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00

Product Description

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by simanta a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2012

Strengths:    Good polarization. Very similar to the Hoya version. Basically, I find no difference between the two except that the Hoya cost me around $80[us] new.

Weaknesses:    A bit thick though.Makes you lose about 2 stops of exposure but so does the Hoya

Bottom Line:   
77mm.Solid built. Smooth adjuster.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   eBay[used]

Similar Products Used:   72mm Hoya CPL

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A.M.D.A. a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    It works just as a circular polarizer should, by twisting a ring, reflections can be easily eliminated. It also darkens blue skies and increases overall contrast and saturation. The intensity of the effect can be adjusted too.

Weaknesses:    None, really.

Just watch out when turning the filter's ring, because its thin profile can cause a finger to appear in the photo.

Bottom Line:   
This filter I got for a bargain!

I have a one with a 52 mm thread.

It had some stains on the outer surface, but they came off with a lens cloth and fluid. Other than that, it was in very good condition.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   FotoFun foto source

Similar Products Used:   Pentax SMC skylight filter.
Hoya center-spot filter.
Tiffen UV Haze-1 filter.
Optex Multi-image filter.
Kenko 4-point star filter.

(Each was $2.99).

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KS a Expert

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2007

Strengths:    Good construction, appears that it has a mix of 81A warming filter.

Weaknesses:    Wish it came in a soft case rather than the hard plastic case for carrying purposes.

Bottom Line:   
I have Kenko 67mm Circluar Polarizer and I really really like it. I have used and compared with Hoya and Tiffen circular polarizers and found it to be a whole lot better and consistently producing pleasing results. Even though Kenko don't advertise it but it appear that there is a mix of 81A warming filter to it. I recently been to Glacier N.P. in Montana and got some very pleasing results. In fact I just purchased a Multi coated DMC Kenko circular polarizer this week for my Nikon 18-200mm VR lens after considering Hoya's Moose Filter.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $48.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Tiffen, Hoya

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steve a Intermediate from Toronto Canada

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2003

Strengths:    Price (barely)

Weaknesses:    Does not filter out all reflections

Bottom Line:   
The verall construction of this filter appeared OK, but it is really the quality of the glass and how effective it is.
Having a Hoya polarizer to compare it to I quickly returned the Kenko to the store for a refund
The filter allowed approximately 15% more reflection to remain when compared to the Hoya
If you are looking for a reasonable Polarizer this one is OK
If you want really BLACK water effects - buy the Hoya

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Hoya Polarizer

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Circular polarizer question

As most of you know my wife and I are going with my boys and their family to Disney World the week before Christmas. I have asked several questions already about equipment to use and now I have another one. This will probably be the only trip we ever get to take together like this and I want to make ... Read More »

How do circular polarizer work? Majic?

I just tried out a circular polarizer I bought for one of my lenses awhile ago. I am amazed that I still cannot understand how it works. I searched online but it gets a little to complicated. All I know is that when I turn it, some reflections get darker, but how? :idea:Read More »

help! Circular polarizer - stuck!

Newbie here and I think I just made a pretty big "ugh-oh." I put my circular polarizer on my lens and rather then have the threads on the outside of my lens, I screwed it into the inside threads. Now I can't get it off. I have searched and read about the wrenches, but I don't see one of those as h ... Read More »

C-PL Circular Polarizer CPL Full Time for Outdoor shots

Since there's not a lot of filters recommended for the dSLR does your C-PL Circular Polarizer filter stay on the lens you use outdoors? 2nd question: Dust dust and more dust...It just drives me crazy the amount of dust my lens or filter collects just walking thru the woods. What's your secret to ke ... Read More »

Read More »

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Check out our holiday gift suggestions for these categories!

See All Holiday Gift Guide coverage - Click Here »


PhotographyReview Videos