It depends on the filter
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I am not trying to diss the lenspen. I use it too. But to think that using any sort of wiping device on a lens and thinking that there is no abrasion going on - it is just wishful thinking.
On a recent shoot, stage pyrotechnics singed my face and left three residue lines on my filter, despite the hood shielding the most part, blew with blower, wiped with microfibre and finished off with lenspen. What did more damage? Fireworks or lenspen? Actually none that I can detect unless I use a scope.
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I will leave my lens naked if I can't afford B+We lens. It is B+W fo me all the way.
I love my B+W filters but wouldn't hesitate to use a Hoya HMC. Anything else, thats simply a no no.
B+W anytime, if can afford lah...btw how many of you wld go for the CLEAR than the UV? Clear is 10bucks more than UV...
actually with the release of Hoya HD filter, I will prefer Hoya HD range if I am going to pay the similar money... or even Sony filter (CZ glass?)...
Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!
I think for UV filter, I'll still get B+W. Only for CPL filter, I'll get the Hoya HD. I like B+W mainly due to the durable brass ring, easy to clean coating, and its a tested and proven reputable brand.
Photos are our best diaries other then our subconscious mind. . .
Anything that can take pictures...happy already lor...(..but...Hasselblad_H5D-50 as my Workhorse)
I like it for its anti reflection capability and preventing ghosting. Plus i'm quite rought at cleaning stuff and so far i have not scratch it yet after cleaning with lens cloth and lens solution.
Think it's very worth it though expensive. Yesterday i bought a 58mm MRC UV Haze F-Pro for my Sigma 70-300 to replace the Hoya Pro1 Digital MC Protector and a 72mm MRC UV Haze XS-Pro for my 50mm to replace the F-Pro one.
IMO the new XS-Pro is pretty costly.
Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.
My opinion is all UV seems almost the same to me regardless of brand. The difference is negligible. So no need to worry too much about UV filters.
B+W No Horse Run...
That is true IMHO for most DECENT brands such as Hoya and B+W. As for brands such as Vitacon, flare is very very easy to get especially when shooting into bright light.My opinion is all UV seems almost the same to me regardless of brand. The difference is negligible. So no need to worry too much about UV filters.
B+W is like BMW and Hoya is like Toyota...the 'quality of ride' though both gets you to your 'destination'.
Some don't care how's the ride quality as long as they get to their destination, while other appreciate the pleasure of quality.
Not saying that Hoya does not have quality, but to me B+W's brass ring and MRC coating is good enough to pay for the premium. In terms of real dollar value, Brass ring contains copper and copper price is definitely higher than aluminum. So if you scrap your B+W to garang guni, it they will probably worth more..