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Sunpak Picture Plus UV/Haze Filter

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Sunpak Picture Plus UV/Haze Filter

Sunpak Picture Plus UV/Haze filter "DF" model. (Not to be confused with blister packed low-end Sunpak Platinum Plus "CF" version)

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Location: Colorado, USA
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Review Date: April 9, 2011 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $12.50 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Well made, Multi-coated
Cons: None

Sunpak produced (or re-branded) different versions of their lens filter lineup. Platinum Plus, identified by “CF” model number and blister packaging, is the cheap low-end with substandard quality and widely available at most discount chain stores. Picture Plus, on the other hand, is identified by “DF” part number and packaged in a box. It is their high quality lineup and usually available online only. This review is for the UV/Haze Sunpak Picture Plus “DF” model.

Earlier versions were made in Japan while newer ones are made in China. I have seen both. Product appears to be well made with good quality glass and does not seem to show any signs of imperfections. I have two of these filters; one 52mm for my DA-L 18-55mm and a 58mm on a DA-L 55-300mm lens. Filters thread smoothly on/off without that "gritty" feel. Viewed from an angle, reflections from both sides cast a green tint which indicates that these filters are actually multi-coated.

I’ve done a few test shots with both lenses and as far as I can tell, there doesn’t seem to be any image differences, degradation or even flare with these filters on. I’ve even stacked a CPL on top and surprisingly still manage to get good IQ.

Most, if not all, of today’s lenses are already UV coated and do not need additional UV filtering. I use these filters mostly for lens protection especially on “harsh” shooting environment. I have been satisfied with these Sunpak Picture Plus UV/Haze filters so far and in my opinion, they are an excellent lens front element protector and well worth the $12.50 cost.
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