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Very good quality lens filter.
on 19 April 2017
Very good filter.
I must admit that buying a filter is not by any means an easy feat. The range on websites such as Hoya are not by any means easily distinguishable.
Would be nice if manufacturers use a table to identify the key differences between each of the types.
Anyway, back to this Pro-1 Digital UV filter, it's very good.
I read some of the reviewers complaining about smears etc. on the filter. If you handle with care you'd be ok.
To make sure it's cleaned properly I've found its best to use a soft lint-free cleaning cloth. Microfibre cloth MAY be too harsh.
The filter screws onto Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens very easily. Unscrewing it is also very easy. Keep the protective case to hand and always put it in there if the filter were to be removed.
The Hoya 72mm Pro-1 Digital UV Screw in Filter is very good because it has:
Digital multi-coated filters to greatly reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections.
black matte aluminum satin finish almite frame which is designed to reduce reflections.
I quite like the black rimmed glass which is designed to reduce the chance of light reflecting off the edge.
The Ultra thin filter frames help to avoid vignetting (especially for super wide angle lenses - not an image sue with Primes), the thin frame is also designed to hold a lens cap easily.
In summary, the look and feel, the functionality, the ease of use, and the quality of the glass are all good.