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A well-received gift
on 29 April 2015
NOTE: Due to a mix-up at MY supplier's end (not necessarily the same suppliers that you're currently looking at now!), I was provided with a slimline version. In a way, fortuitously, as it proved to be a more suitable one for purpose - explanatory comment later). My supplier was prepared to exchange it should it not be acceptable as the intended gift. However, that proved unnecessary as the recipient was very happy with it.) So THIS review refers to the slim (thin profile) version and NOT the one depicted. They were similarly priced when I bought it.
I bought this item as a gift for a friend who is taking photography more seriously as he gets closer to retirement. He's never used a polariser before, but came back from a recent trip into the Yorkshire Dales with some lovely photos and heaping praise on the effects of his new polariser. Being a slimline one, to reduce the chances of vignetting at extreme wide-angles, he seems to have avoided that. (His widest-angle lens is10mm, fitted to an APS-C sensor camera). However, it's a zoom lens, 10-20mm, and I'm not sure if any of the shots he took were at the widest setting. So beware of how you interpret this review, in that sense.
Having personally been a Hoya Filter user for many years, I had no reservations about the optical quality failing to meet his requirements.
Based on his feedback and my own personal experience of using Hoya, I'm happy to endorse this product.