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Big name, well enough made but uninspiring
on 1 May 2011
Uninspiring this basic filter might be and quite deep and chunky - which is fine for a long zoom (I use it on my Nikkor 80-400mm VR lens) as it won't vignette (darken) the corners of the frame. Remember that almost all viewfinders only show around 93-95% of what you actually get and so the effect might be worse than you actually see at the time.
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.