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Hoya Ra54 Red Enhancer (Intensifier) Review

For some photographers, filters are not required for astrophotography or night photography in general. This is in general partially true, but with the exception of Light Pollution Filters. Light pollution filters were we... [Read more]

March 14, 2017


Lighting can be enhanced in ways that go beyond what exists in nature. A Cross Screen filter, also known as a star filter, is a small, yet effectual addition to the set-up of any photographer or videographer, whether the... [Read more]

November 30, 2016

HOYA Fusion Antistatic Filters Review

We recently tried some of HOYA's new FUSION anti-static filters and found them to be excellent at resisting staining as well as the anti-static coating repelling dust and dirt. Here we're going to look at the HOYA FUSION... [Read more]

April 22, 2016

Hoya Red Intensifier Review: An Affordable Light Pollution Filter for Astrophotography

I don’t typically use filters for the type of astrophotography you see on Lonely Speck. Filtering for specific wavelengths of light is a common practice for astronomy and deep sky imaging. But most filters made specifi... [Read more]

April 21, 2016

HOYA Fusion Antistatic Filters Review

The engineers at HOYA have been developing a new coating for HOYA filters which basically acts like a force field around filters to repel dust. The new hardened, antistatic top-layer is also water repellent, stain and sc... [Read more]

February 3, 2016

Russian Photographer Tests Hoya's PRO ND Series

Russian photographer Dmitry Evtifeev has been putting Hoya's PRO ND series filters through their paces in a variety of different scenarios. Dmitry looks at why we need ND filters, the packaging and construction of the fi... [Read more]

August 13, 2015

HOYA HD UV Filter Review

A UV filter is a popular addition to someone's camera kit, often used to protect the front element of the lens from scratches, dirt, water and other foreign matter, and can also make it easier to keep your lens clean, as... [Read more]

July 10, 2015

HOYA Cokin IR Infrared Filters Review

An infrared filter will let you take infrared photos on a normal digital camera. These work by blocking all visible light, apart from that found above the 720nm spectrum. As modern digital cameras have an infrared filter... [Read more]

June 26, 2015

HOYA HD Protector Filter Review

A protection filter is a popular addition to someone's camera kit, as it protects the front element of the lens from scratches, dirt, water and other foreign matter, and can also make it easier to keep your lens clean, a... [Read more]

May 26, 2015

HOYA PRO1 Digital Close-up No. 3 Filter Review

The HOYA PRO1 Digital Close-up No.3 Filter is a +3 dioptre close-up lens that simply screws onto the front of a lens to give you improved close-up and macro performance. The lens is available in 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72 an... [Read more]

May 22, 2015

HOYA PRO1 Digital CIRCULAR Polarising Filter Review

The HOYA Pro1 Digital Circular Polarising filter features a multi-coating (MC), to reduce flare and ghosting; a matt black aluminium frame to reduce reflections; along with a black rim around the glass to reduce the chan... [Read more]

May 15, 2015

HOYA PROND 1000 10 Stop Filter Review

The HOYA PROND 1000 is a circular neutral density filter, and the darkest of all the PROND filters available, giving 10 stops of light reduction and is available in filter sizes ranging from 49mm to 82mm. [Read more]

May 15, 2015

Hoya HD Polarizers: World's Best Filters

These new Hoya HD filters really are something special. "HD" is a marketing name, not a technical designation. Hoya's HD filters come in circular polarizers (C-PL) and UV (protection) types. [Read more]

December 1, 2009