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    Was recently in HK, bought some B+W filters. Realised that the one i bought locally a while back stated "Made in Germany" on the outer ring of the filter, but the ones i got in HK stated only "Germany". Whilst i dont see or feel any other difference, is this any cause for concern? Feeling is that the filters could just have been made in different factories hence the minor difference, packaging is the same though.

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    Just for the records.... any insight?

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    Does both weigh the same for the same model & diameter?

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    worried or in doubt? email them!
    sales@schneiderkreuznach.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadEnd View Post
    Does both weigh the same for the same model & diameter?
    They felt the same too!

    Quote Originally Posted by FilterFunk View Post
    worried or in doubt? email them!
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    Maybe i should try for the sake of it... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benchmarc View Post
    Was recently in HK, bought some B+W filters. Realised that the one i bought locally a while back stated "Made in Germany" on the outer ring of the filter, but the ones i got in HK stated only "Germany". Whilst i dont see or feel any other difference, is this any cause for concern? Feeling is that the filters could just have been made in different factories hence the minor difference, packaging is the same though.
    The newest B+W filters have the words 'MADE IN GERMANY' on the outer ring and the type name located on the outer part on the glass filter.
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    All of my B+W filters have the wordings "Made In Germany".

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    Mine too all have "Made in Germany".

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    Same for mine.
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    Just had a look at my b+w filters and yes they all have the "made in germany"

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    Mine is the opposite of yours !!! My Singapore B+W Slim CPL is white printing with only "Germany" while the 77mm UV bought in Hong Kong is in Gold printing with "Made in Germany" and F PRO.
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    do let us know of the results after they reply your email

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    Both my older and newer ones have Made in Germany and F-Pro but the newer one has the model and diameter writings on the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Both my older and newer ones have Made in Germany and F-Pro but the newer one has the model and diameter writings on the rim.
    On the front facing side?
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    no on the rims...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    no on the rims...
    Oicic. Mine has the B+W, F-Pro and Made in Germany writing on the external part of the rim. The filter size and type of filter writings are located on the inside. When filter is attached to lens, these writings are faced upwards on the circumference of the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    do let us know of the results after they reply your email
    No problems Still awaiting their reply though...

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    Default Re: Local & HK B+W filters

    Get Heliopan, no need to worry . It is just different batches of the same model.

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    This is their reply... heng ar!!


    Hello,

    we thank you for your mail and for your interest in our product.
    The filters you bought in Hong Kong is a "special production" for our distributor in Hong Kong, the mount are made of aluminium.
    The optical quality is the same.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    Best regards

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    Marie-Odile Helfrich
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    Tel.:+ 49(0)671 601 125
    Fax.+:49(0)671 601 302
    e-mail:helfrichm@schneiderkreuznach.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benchmarc View Post
    This is their reply... heng ar!!


    Hello,

    we thank you for your mail and for your interest in our product.
    The filters you bought in Hong Kong is a "special production" for our distributor in Hong Kong, the mount are made of aluminium.
    The optical quality is the same.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    Best regards

    i.A.
    Marie-Odile Helfrich
    Geschäftsbereich Photo
    Business Unit Photo

    Sekretariat
    Office
    Tel.:+ 49(0)671 601 125
    Fax.+:49(0)671 601 302
    e-mail:helfrichm@schneiderkreuznach.com
    B+W's rims are supposed to be made of brass, which i preferred over aluminum.
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