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B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« on: August 21, 2013, 05:10:48 AM »
I've just received a new 77mm MRC Nano XS-PRO UV Filter and the box doesn't have the usual B+W/Genuine Product green hologram. Instead it has a silver hologram on the left side of the box which says Schneider Kreuznach on it and underneath that it says 9FFQ3T.

Should I be concerned?  :-\ I know Schneider is B+W but all my other filters have the green B+W hologram and I haven't seen anything online about this changing. It might be my imagination but the black box doesn't look quite so black as well...but I'm at work at the moment so can't check if this is the same as my other XS-PRO ones. The filter itself seems to look about right.
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B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« on: August 21, 2013, 05:10:48 AM »

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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 06:43:18 AM »
I've just received a new 77mm MRC Nano XS-PRO UV Filter and the box doesn't have the usual B+W/Genuine Product green hologram. Instead it has a silver hologram on the left side of the box which says Schneider Kreuznach on it and underneath that it says 9FFQ3T.

Should I be concerned?  :-\ I know Schneider is B+W but all my other filters have the green B+W hologram and I haven't seen anything online about this changing. It might be my imagination but the black box doesn't look quite so black as well...but I'm at work at the moment so can't check if this is the same as my other XS-PRO ones. The filter itself seems to look about right.


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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 07:06:51 AM »
Did you order it from a reputable dealer?

I got it from Fotosense here in the UK. Not used them before myself but I believe they are ok.
Maybe B+W have started to use a new hologram(?) not seen any mention of this anywhere though.
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 07:20:29 AM »
I got one sold by Amazon US that has no hologram too.
But I used B+W before and you cannot fake the quality.
So I think as long as you find its quality, keep it.

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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 07:23:59 AM »
I got one sold by Amazon US that has no hologram too.
But I used B+W before and you cannot fake the quality.
So I think as long as you find its quality, keep it.

interesting. did the box have a silver logo on the side like mine or just no hologram at all?
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 09:09:08 AM »
The name Schneider says it all, I wouldn't be concerned.  Enjoy your filter.

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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 09:12:28 AM »
The name Schneider says it all, I wouldn't be concerned.  Enjoy your filter.

blimey if it was that simple it'd make the job rather easy to counterfeit these filters  :o
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 10:41:55 AM »
I would email Schneider/B+W. I vaguely remember that they had some information about the holograms on their web site.
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 10:56:52 AM »
I would email Schneider/B+W. I vaguely remember that they had some information about the holograms on their web site.


yeah i've emailed them through the Schneider Kreuznach website. I'm in the UK and the UK site for B+W (www.bpluswfilters.co.uk) has changed now as a new distributor has been chosen in the UK so it just points to the distributors site.
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 11:28:45 AM »
I've received my new 82mm MRC Nano XS-PRO UV Filter yesterday and the box has the Schneider Kreuznach hologram too :


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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 12:08:03 PM »
I've received my new 82mm MRC Nano XS-PRO UV Filter yesterday and the box has the Schneider Kreuznach hologram too

Pretty sure mine did as well, received a few months ago. 
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 01:24:58 PM »
I've received my new 82mm MRC Nano XS-PRO UV Filter yesterday and the box has the Schneider Kreuznach hologram too :




ah yep that's the same as mine.
oh well I guess this must just be a slight change in packaging/hologram then.
put my mind more at rest now. thanks.
where did you get your filter from out of interest?
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 01:30:00 PM »
I've older ones, I don't know that they had a hologram.  The packaging  depends on the lot and date of manufacture.
 
The main thing is to buy from a camera dealer, online you need to be vigilant.  Yours is likely just fine.

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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 01:38:56 PM »
I got it from Amazon France but it was imported from Germany.

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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 01:50:50 PM »
I got it from Amazon France but it was imported from Germany.

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Re: B+W Filter - No Green Hologram
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 01:50:50 PM »