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    Default Multi-Coated UV filter (B+W and HOYA)

    Hi all,

    I have both B+W UV-Haze filter (010M, 70209) & HOYA HMC Super UV(0), both 52mm.

    I was experiencing some ghosting effect when shooting with a normal HOYA UV filter, so I started reading the forum, and friend also recommended me to buy B+W.

    Now, I just want to know what are the key differences between these 2 filters beside B+W is made in Germany. One cost $64 and the latter cost $35. Quite a huge difference in price for me.

    Can someone advice me... thank you.

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    can't really advise u onthe differences between the 2 filters as i have not used them extensively. on hindsight borrowed and used from friends (and also what they tell me), the construction differes slightly as they felt the b&w felt more solid and also the coating differs...

    but let me offer u a different opinion on ghosting. try taking off the filters and shooting with just the lens if u are experiencing ghosting. u get the best results from ur lens then.

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    IMHO, B+W have superior coating called Multi Resistant Coated. Which is smooth compared to Hoya HMC or even SHMC. This allow us to clean it better.

    Try clean Hoya and B+W and you will see the difference. Fingerprint also easier to clean on B+W.

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    So that is why we are paying $60++ compared to $30++... ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    IMHO, B+W have superior coating called Multi Resistant Coated. Which is smooth compared to Hoya HMC or even SHMC. This allow us to clean it better.

    Try clean Hoya and B+W and you will see the difference. Fingerprint also easier to clean on B+W.

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    So that is why we are paying $60++ compared to $30++... ?
    The build quality, choice of glass and amount of light it allows thru...

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    The benefits of spending much less hours trying to clean your filters is already easily worth the $30 more you pay for the B & W.

    We should be spending time shooting, not cleaning. If too much time, spend with your family instead.

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    Oh boy... I have 1*B+W and 2*HOYA Super HMC....

    So, I should have gotten 3*B+W instead....

    Well... I think I will just to have to stick with them till they give up on me....



    Quote Originally Posted by ianpaice View Post
    The benefits of spending much less hours trying to clean your filters is already easily worth the $30 more you pay for the B & W.

    We should be spending time shooting, not cleaning. If too much time, spend with your family instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Oh boy... I have 1*B+W and 2*HOYA Super HMC....

    So, I should have gotten 3*B+W instead....

    Well... I think I will just to have to stick with them till they give up on me....
    Sell your Hoya filters cheap cheap to me and get another 2 B+W lor.
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    Wah... you very fast eh....

    Let me consider lah...

    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Sell your Hoya filters cheap cheap to me and get another 2 B+W lor.

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    Default Re: Multi-Coated UV filter (B+W and HOYA)

    Very well put


    Quote Originally Posted by ianpaice View Post
    We should be spending time shooting, not cleaning. If too much time, spend with your family instead.

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    Default Re: Multi-Coated UV filter (B+W and HOYA)

    One thing you did not mention in your post is whether you are using a lens hood or not. If you use a filter than a lens hood would greatly help to reduce or eliminate any flare or ghosting affect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Try clean Hoya and B+W and you will see the difference. Fingerprint also easier to clean on B+W.
    It's a lot easier in fact. Once i've moved on to B+W filters, i never looked back at Hoya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    IMHO, B+W have superior coating called Multi Resistant Coated. Which is smooth compared to Hoya HMC or even SHMC. This allow us to clean it better.

    Try clean Hoya and B+W and you will see the difference. Fingerprint also easier to clean on B+W.

    Regards,
    Arto.
    i agree very much about the cleaning part... hoya's coating drives me crazy.. i don't even bother to clean it now.
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    Seems like many supports B+W.... sigh...

    But I already have 2 Super HMC... sell?
    Last edited by kevyan; 15th May 2007 at 08:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Seems like many supports B+W.... sigh...

    But I already have 2 Super HMC... sell?
    all my previous/current lenses are using are equipped with HMC only... might switch to marumi once the break... etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Seems like many supports B+W.... sigh...

    But I already have 2 Super HMC... sell?
    I used to support Hoya until i tried B+W. Now i still got 2 pieces of Hoya Pro 1 digital MC protector and UV(0) available, dunno whether to sell too.
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    Wah.... like that ah.. bo bian liao lor....

    Come come..... cheap cheap... SALE..... HOYA Super HMC 52mm...$30 each?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    I used to support Hoya until i tried B+W. Now i still got 2 pieces of Hoya Pro 1 digital MC protector and UV(0) available, dunno whether to sell too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Wah.... like that ah.. bo bian liao lor....

    Come come..... cheap cheap... SALE..... HOYA Super HMC 52mm...$30 each?
    you sure that is cheap?

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    Just bought mah... only 1 day niah

    If not, what would be a good price?

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    you sure that is cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Just bought mah... only 1 day niah

    If not, what would be a good price?
    well, the filter is yours, you are welcome to sell at which ever price you find comfortable

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