Kenko Circular Polarizer Filters

Circular Polarizer

User Reviews (4)

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simanta   Intermediate [Jan 21, 2012]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

77mm.Solid built. Smooth adjuster.

Similar Products Used: 72mm Hoya CPL
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
A.M.D.A.   Intermediate [Jul 27, 2008]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

None, really.

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

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.



Customer Service

No experience with Kenko customer service.

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).
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
KS   Expert [May 17, 2007]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Tiffen, Hoya
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Steve   Intermediate [Mar 27, 2003]
Strength:

Price (barely)

Weakness:

Does not filter out all reflections

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

Customer Service

no opinion

Similar Products Used: Hoya Polarizer
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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