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09-23-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hoya filters?

I now have a bunch of 49mm threaded lenses, (DA15, DA70 and 50mm A, 1.7) and i'm looking into filters. since the aforementioned lenses have left me strapped for cash, this Hoya set (UV, NDx8 and CIR-PL) seem like a pretty good deal at $55.

Anyone have any experience with the basic Hoya filters?

09-23-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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I have the cheap Hoya polarizer and I think it's pretty good. Since it's uncoated it can produce a rainbow type flare but it's not too bad. It also warms up the colors a bit.
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That's interesting, I hadn't noticed that (at first glance at least) there seem to be fewer options available in 49mm. Back when I owned Takumars my lenses were (almost) all 49mm, but I traded those filters for 52mms when I moved to Canon. There seem to be many more option for 52+mm now vs. 49mm, while I don't remember that being the case 30 years ago.

HMC would be preferable, while in this case it appears only the UV is HMC, so you'll have to decide how important HMC is to you. Most of my filters are non-HMC (most are totally uncoated), and nothing horrible has happened to me as a result, but I'm sure HMC would be better if I could justify the expense.

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my two cents - you spent $1000 on lenses so don't skimp on filters and try to save $75 by getting uncoated. I don't have any personal comparison experience between uncoated vs coated but I'm very happy with my Hoya MC ND4 and B+W MC linPOL. I'm adding a few new filters and only considered MC ones. Supposedly coated filters stay cleaner and are easier to clean in addition to being less prone to flair. But this isn't based on personal experience.

Hoya prices
ND8 MC - $26
CIRPOL MC - $75
UV MC - $20 - there are plenty of threads debating whether or not this is necessary so let's not start that again here.

edit - be sure to get a lens hood for lenses w/o a built in hood. Good for protecting your lens and preventing flare.

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thanks for the good advice. i'm going to scratch the UV and just go with B&W MC CIR-PL. i'll wait and go for the ND sometime down the road...
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This link has been posted sveral (many!) times before, but I think people will find it most illuminating:

UV filters test - Introduction - Lenstip.com

I think the most important aspect to a filter (assuming it's from a reputable manufacturer and therefore free from optical aberrations) is its flare resistance. The above article, amongst other things, really shows the difference between multicoated and non-multicoated filters (and none more so than between the various Hoyas).

It goes without saying that a UV filter for protection must be multicoated, because it'll be on the lens most of the time (I would tend to take it off for low-light shots with bright lights in, or near, the frame). For specialised filters, you may make a different decision...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcasagra Quote
thanks for the good advice. i'm going to scratch the UV and just go with B&W MC CIR-PL. i'll wait and go for the ND sometime down the road...
that's a good plan. And you shouldn't have to wait too long since the ND8 is only $26.
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A good lens should have a good filter for best results, pay extra for the filter.

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