Hoya Close Up Lens Filter
The Hoya Corporation was established in Japan, with their primary products being camera lens filters. There are various types of filters available, including coloured and special effects filters.
Hoya close up lens filters specialise in making sure that photographers can get up close and personal with their subject matter and still produce the best photographs possible using any regular primary lens as opposed to buying a secondary macro-specific lens. Think of it as having a pair of reading glasses! Once you put on a pair, everything close up becomes more focused.
The dioptre is a unit of measurement of the optical power of a filter. Hoya filters come in a range of different diopters (typically +1, +2, and +4), so you can choose the right power to suit your needs. Many lenses come in a kit with one or more filters which can allow you to test out the different optical powers to find out which one works the best for your unique subject matter and photographic style. The filters can even be used in conjunction with each other to provide a range from +1 to +7 if you are feeling particularly adventurous.
Many of the filters are multi-coated to ensure the best quality photographs. These will allow for a sharper contrast and well-balanced colour. Multi-coated filters also ensure sure that you get a bright, clear image as Hoya brags an average light transmission of 97% or more.
Filter Sizes and fitting
There are various sizes (mm) available for close up lens filters and they are normally mounted on the filter thread of the primary lens of a camera. The filter that you choose should be of a size that matches a camera lens that you already have to ensure a perfect fit. The range is diverse enough to allow you to experiment and have fun with your photography.