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    Default Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Hi everyone,

    Am thinking of getting a Hoya HD Filter, should i get the UV or the Protector???

    Would there be any difference in the IQ?

    Regarding the price, i have asked ard. Not sure if the price of these filters are this high.

    The Protector cost ard $110 and the UV cost ard $130.

    Initially i thought they will cost below $100.

    Can't really decide on which to get?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    whats size?
    Dont think they are that expensive though.
    And which shop you ask?
    The more reputable ones chances of them "anyhow" quote is lesser and maybe you mixed them up

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Why do you need a filter? Why do you need a protector? Although quality filters won't affect your image still the question is why do you want to put something in front of a lens that was designed to work without any filter? Being alert and careful also helps to prevent camera damage where no filter would help.
    Also, read up about filter flare and ghosting. These are side effects that will come in under certain conditions. Get a hood. Prevents stray light coming in and acts as protector as well. Get something because you know that you need it, not just because many people put it on.

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Quote Originally Posted by virus530 View Post
    whats size?
    Dont think they are that expensive though.
    And which shop you ask?
    The more reputable ones chances of them "anyhow" quote is lesser and maybe you mixed them up
    Looking at the 67mm, the shops i did ask are CP, AP-Funan, HN-Funan and Orient.

    There are abt $5-$10 difference in between frm these shops.
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    the peace of mind of not scratching the lens is worth it to use a filter I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Why do you need a filter? Why do you need a protector? Although quality filters won't affect your image still the question is why do you want to put something in front of a lens that was designed to work without any filter? Being alert and careful also helps to prevent camera damage where no filter would help.
    Also, read up about filter flare and ghosting. These are side effects that will come in under certain conditions. Get a hood. Prevents stray light coming in and acts as protector as well. Get something because you know that you need it, not just because many people put it on.
    I can say i'm alert but sometimes i'm careless. Already nearly lose the front lens cap a few times. Maybe cos no string, once take out and shoot. Cap donno where liao.

    Thanks Octarine , i did ask myself the abv questions. But my idea is if the filter can prevent scratches, etc partly due to my carelesses and forgetfulness of the placement of the cap, i wouldn't mind getting.
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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    well what size filters are u looking at? not sure bout u, but for filters i tend to spend it accordingly to the cost of the lens; lens more expensive, use a better filter. no point using a filter which will affect IQ of a lens which give gd IQ.

    decide for yourself whether u need a filter, we all use and handle our cameras differently. u don't want to accidentally scratch the glass of ur lens one day only to realise a filter would have minimised damage cost.

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninestar View Post
    I can say i'm alert but sometimes i'm careless. Already nearly lose the front lens cap a few times. Maybe cos no string, once take out and shoot. Cap donno where liao.
    Thanks Octarine , i did ask myself the abv questions. But my idea is if the filter can prevent scratches, etc partly due to my carelesses and forgetfulness of the placement of the cap, i wouldn't mind getting.
    Then there is a cheaper way then just getting filters - OP has 3rd party lens caps that come with a string attached. Although .. you might look like all those tourists with their small video cameras, the lens caps always swing and dangle around on a string

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyteocx View Post
    well what size filters are u looking at? not sure bout u, but for filters i tend to spend it accordingly to the cost of the lens; lens more expensive, use a better filter. no point using a filter which will affect IQ of a lens which give gd IQ.

    decide for yourself whether u need a filter, we all use and handle our cameras differently. u don't want to accidentally scratch the glass of ur lens one day only to realise a filter would have minimised damage cost.
    I looking at getting the 67mm Hoya HD Filter UV. The price is ard $130 from the few shops i asked ard.
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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    borrowing this thread to ask, does anyone know what is the different between Hoya HD - UV and Protector series?
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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Hoya HD camera filters feature a hardened optical glass that has 4 times the breaking strength in ANSI standardized testing (ANSI Z80.3 : 2001) where steel balls of varying size and weight were dropped from a height of 50 inches onto the glass.

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    Get a Nikon NC! hahaha randoms

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    Hoya HD camera filters feature a hardened optical glass that has 4 times the breaking strength in ANSI standardized testing (ANSI Z80.3 : 2001) where steel balls of varying size and weight were dropped from a height of 50 inches onto the glass.
    thks, but i am referring to hoya HD UV and hoya HD protector. both are hardened glass... any idea the diff?

    Dear all, I am not asking which to buy but what is the difference.
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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Hoya UV absorbs ultraviolet rays while Hoya Protector merely protect the lens.

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    that it? oh!!! i brought the HD protector for my lens... shdnt i get the UV instead...
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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Hoya UV absorbs ultraviolet rays while Hoya Protector merely protect the lens.
    DSLRs' anti-alias filters built in front of sensors already have coating to avoid UV rays so technically, having UV filter on your lenses is merely for protection too.
    Last edited by rendition; 7th July 2009 at 02:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    If you're thinking of a protector for the lens, just buy a normal and cheap will do.

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    Default Re: Hoya HD Filter - UV or Protector???

    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    If you're thinking of a protector for the lens, just buy a normal and cheap will do.
    Just get ready to take it off especially during night shooting. My shots are riddled with flares from lights.
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