View Poll Results: What affects your choice of filter?

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  • Cheap price (unknown brand)

    7 6.73%
  • Preferably branded and of established quality

    63 60.58%
  • Balance of quality and price but need not be branded

    41 39.42%
  • Dont really care...

    8 7.69%
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Thread: How do you choose your brand of filters?

  1. #21

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    B+W Slim MRc for the 17-40L

  2. #22

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    I use B+W MRC because the people at clubsnap said so.

  3. #23

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    I used to think Hoya was good enough.. Until I tried B+W I still use Hoya on my Digital Camcorder though, 'cos B&W don't make so small one..

    Quote Originally Posted by hptay
    Just a curious survey regarding your choice of filter..

    Any reason why you stick to a particuliar brand? Usually its the shop who recommends me and I really dont think much.

    Other that Hoya, any other popular choices?
    Last edited by jeryltan; 13th January 2006 at 05:54 PM.

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    Default Re: How do you choose your brand of filters?

    Me Nikon or B+W MRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchua
    Me Nikon or B+W MRC.
    How do they compare? I have been using Nikon but have not tried B+W MRc.

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    Default Re: How do you choose your brand of filters?

    Hoya HMC good enough optically for me. Difficult to clean? Well, I do not clean it that often, so not much of a problem - just do a blow now and then, unless got finger print marks.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    damn! sometimes hoya HMC hard to frigging clean!! cant remember is it my UV(N) or the normal one thats hard to clean...but still! ARG!!!!! can someone recommend EFFECTIVE AND FAST tools for cleaning lenses, filters..? heard of lenspen or what, but never purcahsed before. always been faithfully using lens tissues and lens cloth.
    Last edited by doug3fflux; 8th February 2006 at 10:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3fflux
    damn! sometimes hoya HMC hard to frigging clean!! cant remember is it my UV(N) or the normal one thats hard to clean...but still! ARG!!!!! can someone recommend EFFECTIVE AND FAST tools for cleaning lenses, filters..? heard of lenspen or what, but never purcahsed before. always been faithfully using lens tissues and lens cloth.
    Lens pen works well for me on the Hoya HMC. But after I broke my last one, changed to B+W MRC le

  9. #29

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    Looks like a tussle between B+W and Hoya here. But I use Marumi leh.

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    Hey, anyone has the price of B+W slim 77mm? Not all shops have them... i only know TCW... anywhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE clicks clicks
    Looks like a tussle between B+W and Hoya here. But I use Marumi leh.
    hmm..aint that a golfing brand?/

  12. #32

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    That's maruman...

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    lol!!

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    Default Re: How do you choose your brand of filters?

    back to 90's: Nikon F90 + Cokin Filters
    new millenium with DSLR Canon Eos 300D: Hoya and hoya and hoya..

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    Default Re: How do you choose your brand of filters?

    There is Kenko Pro1 available at TKPhoto, very cheap. Suppose to be same specification as Hoya Super HMC Pro1. Hoya cost $50 (i take 58mm for example), the Kenko equivalent cost $35 only. Good enough for kit lens i think.
    From Pentax to 4/3, back to Pentax and then back to M4/3 !?!?

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    Default Re: How do you choose your brand of filters?

    B+W MRC UV 010 costs $50 at Cathay Photo
    Nikon Neutral Colour costs $35 at Lord's

    both are 52mm. B+W for my 50mm F1.8D and Nikon NC for my 18-55mm kit lens.
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    Stick to B+W for the expensive original lenses. It is worth the amount you pay for the quanlity if you are using for my fav Nikon 80-200 F2.8. Superb image

    However, agreed with Sammy888 that it is not worth to pay for B+W for entry level lenses. My 2ct worth

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    Default Re: How do you choose your brand of filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b
    There is Kenko Pro1 available at TKPhoto, very cheap. Suppose to be same specification as Hoya Super HMC Pro1. Hoya cost $50 (i take 58mm for example), the Kenko equivalent cost $35 only. Good enough for kit lens i think.
    Ai yo, one of my nite time photos i discovered this so call 'same spec with Hoya Super HMC Pro1' Kenko filter got filter flare.

    'Yi fen cian yi fen huo' is it? Cheap one sure no good? Maybe the more expensive Hoya Super HMC Pro 1 won't have filter flare in tat same photo?
    Last edited by wrx_sti_22b; 21st March 2006 at 02:44 AM.
    From Pentax to 4/3, back to Pentax and then back to M4/3 !?!?

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