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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 05:30:41 AM »
why do you feel u  need them, more glass less image quality....  protect your lens by keeping the lens hood on....

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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 07:29:33 AM »
Personally, I prefer B+W MRC.

I'm using B+W MRC filters for the reason that their reputation is better, so if you should happen to sell it it's worth more. Hoya Pro filters cost about the same and might be as good as B+W, but at least in Germany you can get them at every discount retailer, while you can only get B+W at better photo stores or online.

And I'm using clear protection filters, not UV because afaik you don't need them for digital - if I'm mistaken, please someone enlighten me.


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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2012, 11:06:53 AM »
why do you feel u  need them, more glass less image quality....  protect your lens by keeping the lens hood on....

Well, I thought I understood, that with "L" lenses...you needed to put on a UV filter basically...to completely weather seal them?

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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2012, 03:36:51 PM »
Well, I thought I understood, that with "L" lenses...you needed to put on a UV filter basically...to completely weather seal them?
... Look at Dr. Neuro's post here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=6361.0;topicseen

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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 11:10:56 PM »
Does anyone know how the Hoya HD2 filters stack up against the B&W MRC filters?

http://www.adorama.com/HY77UVHD2.html

I have the original Hoya HD filters, but I know many of you like B&W.  I need to purchase a new 77mm filter, so I'm looking at the Hoya HD2, or the B&W MRC, which is $37 cheaper than the HD2.
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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2012, 01:33:19 PM »
I dont care for Hoya Filters.

B&W is the way to go for the ultimate quality filters.

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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2012, 03:01:24 PM »
i only put filters on when its raining or near the beach etc... put it this way putting a filter no matter what the quality hoya hd b&w doesn't matter its only going to degrade the image quality not going to improve it whether you think you need one for protection is up to you i put my hoods on and take care and touch wood have had no problems yet so for me the filters are off :-)

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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 03:18:42 PM »
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.
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Re: Hoya UV filters
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2012, 09:48:42 PM »
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
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