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akiskev:
What is the difference between the Pro1 series and HD series? Which is the "best"?
I want to buy a UV and a polarizing filter and don't know which to choose.. Lens is EF-S 17-55.

PS I have a Hoya HD on my 17-40.

Mt Spokane Photography:
I believe that the HD stands for hardened glass.  They cost more than the equivalent Pro 1 filter.  might be more scratch resistant??  I wouldn't pay extra myself, the function is the same, both are multicoated and optically excellent.

http://www.thkphoto.com/products/hoya/hoya-02.html

http://www.thkphoto.com/digital/dp-02.html

http://www.hoyafilter.com/products/hoya/HD-01.html

wickidwombat:
i've got both and cant see any difference in them pro 1 are good value
I also have the new kenko zeta filters these are very nice too and also come with really nice
much more resilient and tough cases that are much better than the older style hoya ones

scottsdaleriots:

--- Quote from: akiskev on December 11, 2011, 01:27:39 PM ---What is the difference between the Pro1 series
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I had this same problem 12 months ago when I was do a lot of research trying to decide which filter to get for my first (and so far only) L lens - the 70-200mm 2.8 IS II. I was close to buying the Hoya Pro1 series then I discovered the HD version. I bought the HD one, it's much easier to clean then the Pro1 and it takes several more good whacks with a hammer to break it. And they're much cheaper now! I bought mine for almost $200. Rip off! I guess it's mpore of a personal preferrence and how much money you want to spend on a filter. They're both good professional-standard filters, so whatever you choose will do just fine.

Have you tried the B+W filters? If you really want the "best" I heard they were.

akiskev:
Thanks!
No I haven't tried B+W filters. Except from Hoya, I have tried Kenko and Tiffen filters.
Kenko Zeta are really good and thin. I think that they have the same quality with Hoya HD filters.
One more thing. Has anyone tried these ultra-slim filters? They seem to be very slim indeed, but what about their glasses?

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