- Boxed-product Weight: 59 g
- Item model number: 5050053050472
- ASIN: B00006H2FK
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2000
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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Hoya 77mm UV Filter
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- Absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct
- A multi-purpose fine-weather filter for color as well as black and white films
- Also serves as a permanent lens protector
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The Hoya HMC Digital UV(C) Filter is a multi-purpose fine-weather filter that absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct. A multi-purpose filter for colour as well as black and white film and digital photography the clear UV filter can also be left on the lens to serve as a permanent lens protector. HMC Digital UV(C) Filter main features Hoya HMC (Hoya Multi-Coated) Digital Filters These popular 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 Digital filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of today's multicoated lenses.
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2) Well built.
1) Not the thinnest of filters.
2) I am not convinced the light transmission is very good (the Hoya web site does not state light transmission figures for this filter, which probably means it's crappy).
I purchased this filter to fit on my 10-20mm Sigma wide angle lens, but have found that although there is no vignetting on its own, if I try to use a polariser on top of this filter then there is vignetting problem and I have to either zoom out to 12mm take the UV filter off (not convenient at all). It must be said that this is not the filters fault; it is my purchasing rationale that was at fault here.
I ordered some Hoya HMC UV filters for other lenses I own and have found these to be a lot thinner, they are multicoated and have greater than 97% light transmission. The Super HMC filter has 99.7% light transmission but I think these are quite expensive. I will over time be replacing all my lens protection filters with the HMC version as these are a good compromise (cost and quality).
I have not experienced any real problems with his filter but would advise purchasing a thinner filter for wide angle lenses in the long run it's worth the extra cash.
If I used it on my pro wideangle Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 zoom, the corners would be quite badly impeded by the filter.
Also, it's not multicoated. Such would be more useful with a wider lens as the light hits the front element at a more acute angle.
Checking out the price for the HMC (Hoya multicoated) equivalent shows (currently, Amazon) that one to be about the same price as this one and it's also thinner (I have one of those, too and review it).
On that basis, I'd recommend the HMC one, if it is still available at that price. Otherwise, this is a solid, sensible all rounder which gives good value for telephoto lens/zooms.
Your lens' front element can and will get scratched and it is doubtful in this day and age that anyone would undertake to repair it for you - not even the manufacturer. That means a new lens, because the scratch will have an effect. UV filters are cheaper to replace than a marque lens!
This manufacturer is my favourite since I have proved that in my landscape shots it does reduce haze etc.
Incidentally I have actually never had to replace a Hoya UV filter or any other Hoya filter, since as far as I know they have always been made of glass, whereas the front element and probably the rest of the elements in a lens are made of plastic, polycarbonate or some such material and will scratch quite easily.
It does however frequently create extra reflections.
I will certainly be replacing it when funds allow, get a better one if you can afford it.
Quality looks good and it has a filter thread on the front to be able to put on another filter if needed but I wont be doing that very often.
Its not as expensive as the slimline Pro filter , which I decided I didn't need but if you do you have a difficult decision to make
All in all does exactly what I want from it and I am quite happy with the filter
This filter is cheap and specific enough to be left on permanently as a protector for your valuable front lens, if you feel that's necessary. It's double-threaded, so you can screw another filter or lens accessory onto the front of it once it is mounted. The filter has a reasonably low profile and will not interfere with most lens hoods, but vignetting may occur on very wide angle lenses, especially when using a full frame camera.
I am removing a star for build quality as the glass is held into the ring by a piece of sprung metal which pinged out and flew across the room when I took the filter off to clean my lens. It popped right back in, but I don't expect filters to explode at me... it could have had my eye out!