View Poll Results: Is it worth it paying so much more for B+W filters over basic hoya ones?

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Was a skeptic before, but after trying out B+W filters, the color rendition is subjectively more accurate.
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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    I use B+Ws on all my lenses (even on my cheap sigma 70-300 and the exception of the 12-24) and it's really worth every penny spent.
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    Ya after reading about how good B&W filter , where can i buy them at a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphoto View Post
    Ya after reading about how good B&W filter , where can i buy them at a reasonable price.
    Look for VisionTechnik on masssales. Bought my B+W from him and service is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphoto View Post
    Ya after reading about how good B&W filter , where can i buy them at a reasonable price.
    U can look for Henessy here (if he's still around).
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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    If you can afford it, it's worth it.

    If you can afford it only by skipping lunch twice every week, then it's not worth it.
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    Are they a lot better than Hoya's Super HMC?

    I read from sticky that B+W is like continental cars, good but expensive. Hoya is like japanese cars, good yet inexpensive.
    Last edited by Deathegg; 14th February 2011 at 10:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathegg
    Are they a lot better than Hoya's Super HMC?

    I read from sticky that B+W is like continental cars, good but expensive. Hoya is like japanese cars, good yet inexpensive.
    We're looking at transmission rate of very close to 100% for both types of filters.
    From what I see they showed not much difference when images compared side-by-side.
    It's only the solid brass built and ease of cleaning(for B+W) that's worth the premium, at least that seems to be the sentiments among those who bought it.
    Not sure if B+W performs better in terms of ghosting/flare reduction.
    But it's more of better feel and SMOOTH coatings that's money well spent.
    That said, if you're tight on budget, Hoya is great too!

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    The good Hoyas ain't that cheap too, but still slightly cheaper than B+W.

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    I have used B+W filters on my cousin's D80 before.. Brought it to Hokkaido with all the snow flying towards the lens, it's really easy to clean off n sometimes the snow dun even stick to the lens..can jus blow it off easily. I have jus bought D90..using the vitacon uv filters..notice v bad flaring.. sian.. Nw looking for a gd UV filter..mind sharing wd model of B+W to get for 67mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BinGx View Post
    I have used B+W filters on my cousin's D80 before.. Brought it to Hokkaido with all the snow flying towards the lens, it's really easy to clean off n sometimes the snow dun even stick to the lens..can jus blow it off easily. I have jus bought D90..using the vitacon uv filters..notice v bad flaring.. sian.. Nw looking for a gd UV filter..mind sharing wd model of B+W to get for 67mm?
    maybe the B+W XS PRO MRC?

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    I think F-Pro will do. XS-Pro is slim profile with no front thread. But I dun think you will need tat unless u are using UWA lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I think F-Pro will do. XS-Pro is slim profile with no front thread. But I dun think you will need tat unless u are using UWA lens.
    I just bought the XS-Pro, it come with the front thread. If not wrong the one without front thread is call "Slim". But as mention above it suited for wide-angle and maybe zoom lenses

    some description on the B+W XS-PRO - http://www.photofilter.com/B+W/B+W%20XS%20PRO.htm
    Last edited by huatman; 19th February 2011 at 03:25 AM.

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    just got some B+W filters from MaxSaver, been reading around and they appear to be legit

    http://maxsaver.net/bw.aspx

    they've excellent prices and free delivery to SG

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    i bought a B+W for its matte black frame and gold typography.

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    Thumb up for B+W..

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    my persoanl finances have been tight last year, so been using cheaper HOYAs

    this year it's more relaxed for me, so i just ordered 2 B+W filters.

    I will give my opinion after i recieve them

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    Yes is worth better than hoyu or kenko

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    Yup definately better than kenyo or hoya

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    Quote Originally Posted by xencorvo
    Yup definately better than kenyo or hoya
    Have you tried hoya HD or kenko Zeta?

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