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    Default Re: is 65buck a rip off for Hoya Pro1-D UV filter 67mm

    I believe filter prices margin are high. I guess manufacturers price them not from the cost point of view but from the value i.e. buyers willing to pay $$$ to protect their expensive lens. Filters, unlike lenses, can be used on any lenses with the same diameter so the market is larger.

    A 'behind the envelop' calculation:

    Take the Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 lens - Approx $600. Elements : 7.
    Average cost of each element (lens) $85.
    which include other costs such as packing, alignment, lens tube, auto focus motors, aperture blades etc


    Approx prices of a 58mm UV filter (from CS forum price guide) : Tokina ($10) , Hoya HMC ($25), Nikon 52mm ($35), B+W MRC ($70).
    which include other costs such asl plastic case, metal screw mount.

    Well, it is up to the buyers to decide what is the balance between the cost and benefit.

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    Default Re: is 65buck a rip off for Hoya Pro1-D UV filter 67mm

    Quote Originally Posted by song View Post
    But i just got quoted by mscolor on the same hoya Pro1-D filter for 77mm and it is only 55 bucks. how can 67mm filter be more expensive than 77mm. I feel ripped off by alan photo .
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    Default Re: is 65buck a rip off for Hoya Pro1-D UV filter 67mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Dithiolium View Post
    There is a big price difference between Hoya Pro1 'Protector' and Hoya Pro1 'UV'
    Hoya Pro1 UV is much more expensive.
    For filters, I stick to Nikon NCs

    Also do get the filter size correct - 67 or 77mm

    Filter Thread here
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=263716
    Protectors are just to protect the front lens element and are coated to reduce flares but not UV rays.
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    Default Re: is 65buck a rip off for Hoya Pro1-D UV filter 67mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Protectors are just to protect the front lens element and are coated to reduce flares but not UV rays.
    but isn't uv not so much an issue for digital sensors, except for high attitude? i've not shot beyond 3400m, so do not really see a difference.

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    Heh if you have bought it, wouldn't it be better not to find out if u've been ripped or not. Well you will just regret it if you are indeed ripped off. As long as it works well...good for you

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    Default Re: is 65buck a rip off for Hoya Pro1-D UV filter 67mm

    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    but isn't uv not so much an issue for digital sensors, except for high attitude? i've not shot beyond 3400m, so do not really see a difference.
    It does as digital sensors can detect UV rays but not our eyes.
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