Skip the Hoya HMC. The Hoya Pro1 is good, but not great. The Hoya HD s exceptional. It's tough, very easy to clean, and doesn't degrade IQ. Specifically, I recommend the Hoya HD Clear (don't need the UV). I use them on my 17-55 and 70-200L. BHPhoto.com has them. The 58mm is $35 and the 77mm is $55. $55 is a good price, it often hovers near $70 -- which is what I paid and, yes, worth the price.
April 20, 2014, 02:50:11 PM
Topic: Hoya UV filters (Read 8450 times)
5D3, 7D | 70-200 f2.8L IS II, 24-105 f4L IS, 17-55 f2.8 IS, 40 f2.8, 35 f2 IS... | PowerShot S100
I have a 72mm Hoya HMC uv(c) It seems to handle flare well, and is a million times better than a sunpack non-coated POS. I will say a lens-pen cleans filters amazingly. I dont mind quickly attacking a filter to clean it when im not in ideal conditions, I wont do that to a bare lens, and therefore would have a dirty front element more often, not that it is a huge deal. But im kind of anal, I clean the outside of my camera with an old lens brush often :-P
60D, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4, Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 VC, EF 50mm 1.8II, and a Sigma EF-610 DG superflash