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    Quote Originally Posted by Oly5050 View Post
    I think the Hoya multicoat UV should be around low 20, high 10s. 26 mebbe too much. Where you buy from?
    you don even noe the size of the filter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by makinjosh View Post
    is hoya really that bad? lol i just got my hoya hmc for my lenses now after reading this post feels like i should be regretting lol..
    Yupz cleaning for Hoya can really be a pain in the ***. Once u have B+W, cleaning is a breeze.
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    budget ppl go for the cheaper one >.< MEME hoya hoya! im looking at 58mm btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosty View Post
    budget ppl go for the cheaper one >.< MEME hoya hoya! im looking at 58mm btw.
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    wait... why is cleanin for hoya a b@$#@?? wadz the diff? lol.. my hoya seems ok .. though my tokina is a different matter.. feels like its fallin apart when i wipe it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by makinjosh View Post
    wait... why is cleanin for hoya a b@$#@?? wadz the diff? lol.. my hoya seems ok .. though my tokina is a different matter.. feels like its fallin apart when i wipe it...
    U try cleaning a B+W then u'll know what i'm talking abt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makinjosh View Post
    wait... why is cleanin for hoya a b@$#@?? wadz the diff? lol.. my hoya seems ok .. though my tokina is a different matter.. feels like its fallin apart when i wipe it...
    There is a layer of oil, coating or whatever that impedes the cleaning process... not so easy to remove smudges or marks...
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    Ah ok now I get it thanx..

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    There is a layer of oil, coating or whatever that impedes the cleaning process... not so easy to remove smudges or marks...
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    WHAO! You guys buy so expensive filters ah? I just bought 2x TOKINA UV Filters from MSCOLOR for $10 each. hahahaha (55mm)
    Last edited by junkai21; 9th September 2007 at 02:40 PM.

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    haha.. well my budget is only 20+ for uv filters.. anything more than that.. out of my range.. lol i've only got one tokina and one hoya actually.. one from MS and one from penin Camera workshop =) -i am a budget photographer-
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkai21 View Post
    WHAO! You guys buy so expensive filters ah? I just bought 2x TOKINA UV Filters from MSCOLOR for $10 each. hahahaha (55mm)
    Expensive lenses go with expensive filters.
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    i use only hoya's super hmc..all lenses fitted with that... pretty easy to clean for me though.

    half the price of b+w, but good enough performance.. its almost invisible to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    i use only hoya's super hmc..all lenses fitted with that... pretty easy to clean for me though.

    half the price of b+w, but good enough performance.. its almost invisible to me
    good enough if you don compare. if you compare the B+W MRC is way more "invisible" but the price.

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    sorry guys if i'm abit noob, but whats the diff btwn cpl v pl v uv filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liionel View Post
    sorry guys if i'm abit noob, but whats the diff btwn cpl v pl v uv filter?
    CPL = Circular Polariser - Is basically a filter with a rotating front element to polarise light in a way as to block certain light from passing through. This reduces reflections and enhances colours in pics.

    PL is basically a polariser in general. Polarisers come in 2 types, circular and linear. The linear one is similar to a circular one but in some way will affect auto exposure performance. So circular ones are ideal.

    a UV (Ultraviolet) filter simply filters out UV rays from the sun which our eyes cannot detect unlike a camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkai21 View Post
    WHAO! You guys buy so expensive filters ah? I just bought 2x TOKINA UV Filters from MSCOLOR for $10 each. hahahaha (55mm)
    Well, if you dun mind having a piece of glass in front of your lens to impede the light and therefore causing a lower picture qualtiy.. it's up to you..
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    so how does a UV filter affect image quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bent View Post
    so how does a UV filter affect image quality?
    Any piece of optics in the pathway of the light towards the sensor/film WILL and can affect image quality. Lower quality filters normally aren't coated well or worse not even coated. This causes a lot of light to be reflected or bounced around. This can cause effects like Ghosting, flaring, etc...
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    See my post on night shot. That's a tokina low end UV filter on a 50mm f1.6

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    yeap... b+w. None else for me
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