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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 16 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Hoya 72mm Pro-1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter (Accessory)
I have used Hoya filters for some years and always been happy with the quality. Not any longer. I purchased a 72mm polarizing filter last year. On holiday in April it quite literally fell apart in my hands and couldn't be put back together. I thought that perhaps I had damaged it so on my return bought another. On holiday in FRance the same thing happened but this time the glass fell away from the screw mount while I was walking along. I believe that this is a design fault that Hoya must know about. I certainly won't be replacing this expensive but crucial bit of kit with another Hoya filter and would recommend to others that they save their money
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Initial post: 11 Jul 2011 17:08:44 BDT
M. Reynolds says:
was the Hoya polarising filter a Pro-1D or a HD ? I have been told by a filter retailer that there have been a number of "fall-apart" issues with their HD versions but not with the Pro-1D versions.

Posted on 14 Oct 2012 17:53:36 BDT
I bought this polarising filter just over a year ago and have been very pleased with it - until, whilst on holiday in Italy, it cracked. I need to get another one but an loathe to buy another Hoya. Have you replaced yours? If so, what did you opt for?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2012 18:32:00 BDT
Bosscat says:
Hi

After complaining I was sent a replacement which I am still using. I have to say I have little confidence in Hoya these days and for preference would go for B+W but they are much more expensive. I guess if the Hoya filter breaks up again I shall be faced with that choice and it will depend on how flush I feel at the time.

Sorry not a lot of help and you may want to do a wider search to get reviews on Hoya alternatives

Regards

Ian

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 09:39:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Oct 2012 09:39:57 BDT
Hi - thanks for your reply. I complained to the seller, but got the expected reply - they could do nothing as the item was out of warranty (by only a few months). I have an 82mm Sigma for my WA lens so may have to choose between Sigma and B&W, as you suggest.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2014 11:57:26 BDT
SM Turner says:
My Hoya PRO-1 also started to fall apart.

I managed to get a mint condition second hand B&W MRC for slightly less money than I paid for my PRO-1 new.

This is the route I would recommend going down if either you don't want to spend more money or can't afford to.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2014 12:20:19 BDT
Eventually I bought another Hoya PRO-1 72mm filter, but after some time the glass feels very loose in the screw mount and I think it is likely to fall out. Consequently I don't use it, which really is ridiculous. Maybe I'll try a B&W filter, as recommended by some of you in the discussion.
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