great option to enter FF and cheap
I have a Bilora 1157 Professional.
FYI, Hoya's HD line has a different front coating than the Pro1 and S-HMC lines. The HD coating is much more like the B+W MRC - repels oils and doesn't streak when wet-cleaned. The same is not true for the other Hoya lines.
I personally recommend Hoya Pro1 Digital.
these are also very good but much more of a pain to clean than the B+W ones i have both
I haven't used Hoya's filter. I am just curious why Hoya's filter is difficult to clean?