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mirekti

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Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:03:02 AM »

I plan on buying 85mm f/1.2 and I'd like to protect that piece of glass by adding a clear filter.

The price difference between the two above mentioned is $30 i.e. EVO is almost double the price of HD.
Do you thing EVO is worth that extra money?

Does anybody use Clear filter on 85mm? I guess IQ will not be impacted, at least not to the bear eye.
And one more not to open a new topic. Those who use 5D III, does 85 focus faster on it than on 5D II?
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Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:03:02 AM »

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Re: Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 05:50:06 AM »
While I haven't used either filter, if you're already paying $2000 for the lens, I'd think an extra $30 (or even $100) for a filter is a no brainer. There's no good reason to buy the best glass out there and then slap on a mediocre filter.
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Re: Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 05:55:53 AM »
Just buy Hoya. The G series is good enough or the PRO1.

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Re: Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 07:05:03 AM »
I've got a B+W MRC UV on mine to protect that big and beautiful front element.

If you plan to shoot outdoors wide open (portraits, etc.), you might also consider a 3-stop ND - sometimes even 1/8000 s isn't enough.

There will likely be no difference in AF speed on the 5DIII vs. 5DII.  I do notice it focuses faster on my 1D X, but that's because the 1-series bodies use a higher voltage battery which drives the AF motor faster.
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Re: Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 01:03:04 PM »
While I haven't used either filter, if you're already paying $2000 for the lens, I'd think an extra $30 (or even $100) for a filter is a no brainer. There's no good reason to buy the best glass out there and then slap on a mediocre filter.

That's completely true, but up to recently Hoya HD was the top class Clear glass filter from Hoya.
I wondered how much better this new one is. On the other hand, it might even be worse that's why I ask here. :)


If you plan to shoot outdoors wide open (portraits, etc.), you might also consider a 3-stop ND - sometimes even 1/8000 s isn't enough.


I'll use Hoya ND filters from 35mm L so it should be fine, thanks.
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Re: Hoya Clear filter HD or EVO for 85mm f/1.2
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 01:03:04 PM »