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05-11-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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UV Filter test - yes, it's what you expected

Test here:

UV filters test - Description of the results and summary - Lenstip.com

The winner is not surprising to anyone in this forum.

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Well done, Hoya.
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the consensus that i've normally read is that people try to move away from hoya because it is difficult to clean and because the rings are not brass
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The last three filters – the Hoya UV G series, King UV and Tiffen UV – were no better than good quality window glass. It is cruel to say but true. During our testing we put a piece of regular glass and a very worn out lens from our colleague’s reading glasses in the spectrophotometer to compare the results. As far as the light transmission is concerned the old reading glass lens was much better than all three filters, and the regular window glass wasn’t much further behind. Too bad…
That sounds pretty bad, and I know quite some guys use Tiffen filters all these years ...

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Tiffen

Uncoated is uncoated and certainly more subject to flare and other issues, but I think the Tiffen UV transmission issue has to do with them testing the UV Protector as opposed to the similarly low-priced UV Haze 1.

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whats a filter? :ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by dave9t5 Quote
Test here:

UV filters test - Description of the results and summary - Lenstip.com

The winner is not surprising to anyone in this forum.
Actually, it is somewhat surprising result in view of the widely given advice to buy the most expensive *whatever* you can.

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the consensus that i've normally read is that people try to move away from hoya because it is difficult to clean and because the rings are not brass
The test article addresses the first issue.

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whats a filter? :ugh:
Apparently, a polarizing filter is something you use to be able to shoot through a Tiffen filter.
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whats a filter? :ugh:
Agreed. :ugh:
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Agreed. :ugh:
You guys are forgetting polarizing filters.
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I'd be curious to see if anybody has done a similar test on polarizers.

FYI, all my lenses, with the exception of one have Hoya UV filters.

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Haha remember only Hoya's HMC stuff performed the best out of the test group...even then..they boast a mere 97%ish light transmission.

...while Pentax's SMC coating delivers 99.8% light transmission.

Do it without the 'protection' for better results.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FotoPete Quote
Haha remember only Hoya's HMC stuff performed the best out of the test group...even then..they boast a mere 97%ish light transmission.

...while Pentax's SMC coating delivers 99.8% light transmission.

Do it without the 'protection' for better results.
I don't mind the 0.2% light loss if the filter can make me feel more comfortable to bring my lens out
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Moved to Camera and Studio Accessories forum.
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