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Hoya 43mm UV(C) Digital HMC Screw-in Filter

by Hoya

RRP: £18.62
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43mm
  • Cuts out UV rays to give astounding sharpness and clarity without affecting colour balance
  • Manufactured using the highest quality heat-resistant tempered glass, which creates a smooth, clear image
  • Engineered to enhance the performance of today's multi-coated lenses
  • Slim frame allows it to be kept on the lens at all times for protection
  • Hard Coated' HMC Multicoating process suppresses ghosting, flare and reflections, and increases light transmission

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Product details

Size Name: 43mm
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.5 cm ; 50 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: 1940
  • ASIN: B005X3Q5P8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (448 customer reviews)

Product Description

Size Name: 43mm

Product Description

These filters offer both amateur and professional photographers HOYA's famous quality at reasonable prices. They have coatings applied to both surfaces to suppress reflection and increase light transmission.

The Hoya HMC UV Filter is a multi-purpose, fine-weather filter that is designed to optimize the photography experience of digital SLR users. UV filters absorb ultraviolet rays that often make outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct, and can be constantly fitted to a lens to provide improved clarity and colour balance, as well as to provide protection to your lens. Hoya Digital HMC filters are optimized for use with digital SLR cameras, but they are also perfect for traditional 35mm SLR applications, including black and white photography

HOYA HMC filters are renowned for their ability to minimise reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting. The result is an average light transmission of over 97%, giving sharp contrast and well balanced colour. HOYA HMC filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of todays multicoated lenses.

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Hoya 43mm UV(C) Digital HMC Screw in Filter

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bald Kiwi on 6 April 2010
Size Name: 67mm
I bought this filter to protect the front element of a new 17-85mm lens on my Canon Eos 500D digital camera. I have used Hoya filters throughout my photographic career which spans 40 years and have always been happy with optical quality, and this example follows the trend. However, when I reviewed my photos later on the computer screen I noted there was some vignetting at the 17mm wide angle end of the zoom range. This was not visible in the camera viewfinder. Clearly, this issue would affect any filter fitted to the front of wide angle lenses, especially deeper ones like polarisers, or if you wish to stack more than one filter. Buying "slimline" filters may reduce the problem. Naturally this annoyed me initially until I realised that I composed my shots in the viewfinder and this only shows 95% of the sensor image. A quick crop to remove the outer edge in an image editing program removed the visible vignetting and gave me the original picture I'd photographed. Doing away with the filter is not an option, and I'll put up with the inconvenience rather than risk scratching the front element of a very useful £500 lens!
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By David P TOP 50 REVIEWER on 5 Oct 2011
Size Name: 72mm Verified Purchase
Hoya filters are excellent, and if you go to their website, you will find that the HMC (Hoya Multi Coated) series are a step up from the "standard" range. It is very easy to pay more than this for a standard filter, so shop around for the HMC level, which reduces the reflection given by the glass.

The visual effect given by a UV filter is very subtle but still clearly visible, especially in sunny landscape shots. They certainly never seem to have an adverse effect, and so are ideal to leave on a lens permanently as a means of protection. If you want to really visibly enhance your outdoor shots, go for a polarising filter, which can be fitted on top of this if you want to, although this might lead to some vignetting on wide angle shots due to the combined length of the rings.

Overall, excellent and convenient lens protection at a very reasonable price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Coco on 19 May 2013
Size Name: 52mm Verified Purchase
Having used this make of filter 30 years before I was pleased to see it still available. The product is well made and a good fit. Delivery was prompt as expected.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Toppam on 24 Jun 2012
Size Name: 37mm Verified Purchase
Workd fine and was exactly right for the job. A good quality product and well worth it for protecting the £300 lens which it lives on. It comes in the same size plastic case as a much larger lens, but as it lives on the lens, so what?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Y. Chen on 12 Jun 2012
Size Name: 77mm Verified Purchase
for the price, this is a quality product. bought for my canon 24-105mm lens. and have not taken it off since.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Whitechapel on 3 Jun 2013
Size Name: 52mm Verified Purchase
In my "unreviewed items" this purchase is showing as made by Hoya, sold and fulfilled by Amazon.

I am fairly certain that mine bought via Amazon, was fulfilled by Amazon but sold by a seller. I have this filter in 58mm, 72mm & 77mm versions and they are fine. This one though I am certain is a dud or a fake. The green reflections even in broad daylight are shocking. Sadly I was in South America at the time and had it delivered to a friend, by the time it had got back to me, it was more than 30 days after my purchase and Amazon wasn't really interested in my objections.

I went back to Amazon to purchase 52mm and another 58mm B+W UV filter.

Buyer beware when buying filters online, check them in different lighting conditions, Hoya UV(C) filters should not have green flares on the images
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Higginbottom on 23 Jan 2014
Size Name: 52mm Verified Purchase
It does what it says, - it cuts out UV so reduces haze on pictures. There are many makes and they all work well but Hoya is a well known filter manufacturer and their prices are reasonable so making this one a good choice.
UV filters do not affect the exposure and as well as cutting out UV also protect the front element of the lens from dust, knocks, fingerprints and accidental damage.
A UV filter is always my first purchase for a new camera or lens, - based on the assumption that it is easier and cheaper to replace a filter worth about £10 rather than or lens (or even the whole camera) which could be worth hundreds of £.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Szarlej on 30 April 2013
Size Name: 67mm Verified Purchase
Why? simply put, it saved my 70-300L lens from total annihilation when the camera slipped out of my shoulder and landed face down on sidewalk. Don't get fooled by it's supposed optical qualities. All HMC filters have +96% transparency of light and that is the most important aspect. It;s primary function is physical protection of the lens the UV filtering is better left to POL-CIR fiolters
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