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    Default B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    Hello everyone,

    Any idea which is really a tough filter vs the new hoya HD??

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    Default Re: B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    Quote Originally Posted by lijianhui1982 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Any idea which is really a tough filter vs the new hoya HD??
    What do you mean by tough? Break-proof? Scratch-proof?

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    yes yes.. scratch proof..^_^
    D300 upgrading to D700 soon, 24-70 F2.8, SB 600

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    No consume-available filter is scratch-proof. I do not know of any special application filter that is scratch-proof either, but you might find those fitted into housings made of tempered glass for diving, industrial or aeronautical applications.

    Most of the time, what gets damaged on consumer-application filters is the coatings.

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    Default Re: B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    icic, thx dream

    But as your point of view, from nikon lens 24-70.
    Any recommendation or which you will preferred?
    D300 upgrading to D700 soon, 24-70 F2.8, SB 600

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    Default Re: B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    Depends on your budget and what you prefer.

    If got budget, I would get a Rodenstock filter. Costs about twice as much as a B+W MRC, but worth it if you want one of the best filters. Rodenstock is a company with a far longer history of manufacturing top-of-the-line optics than Schneider.

    2nd choice?

    I like the range of Nikon multi-coated filters, after that, any of the high-end filters like Hoya HD, Pro-1 digital, SHMC, B+W. Some folks in the US like Heliopan and Tiffen for high-end filters, but I've never tried them so I can't comment.

    Note: IIRC, there have been some reports (here on CS) of Hoya HD's cracking or breaking. No dropping or fall, just crack from being screwed in or something like that.

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    Thanks alot dream,
    I will get a B+W for this time, much appreciated for your comments..cheersss
    Have a great day
    D300 upgrading to D700 soon, 24-70 F2.8, SB 600

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    yes yes.. scratch proof..^_^
    Ahem... I scratched my 10-22's 77mm Hoya HD filter on my recent trip overseas... Evidence that it isn't scratch proof

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    B+W is a good choice. Cant say that it is scratch proof. But it is more resistant than other lower end filters.

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    Default Re: B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    Hoya mention it is scratch-resistance, and scratch-resistance =/= scratch-proof...

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    Default Re: B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    Quote Originally Posted by PrimePhotog View Post
    Ahem... I scratched my 10-22's 77mm Hoya HD filter on my recent trip overseas... Evidence that it isn't scratch proof
    got a picture? a picture says a thousand words

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    Quote Originally Posted by lijianhui1982 View Post
    yes yes.. scratch proof..^_^
    Filter is to protect your lens front element so that no need to worry on the lens

    Now you have a new worry on how to protect the filter

    Paste filter protector like LCD

    Stop worrying too much lah, even though it is scratched, you wont see it on your pics

    Either B+W or Hoya HD is good enough. To lessen your worry you can add on lens hood
    Last edited by chalib; 27th February 2010 at 11:26 PM.

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    I've had a B+W XS pro scratched as well..All these filters are marketed as scratch resistant to certain extent and not completely scratch proof! Personally I find little difference between Hoya HD and B+W XS Pro. On a rare occasion one of my Hoya HD produced a nasty flare but I couldn't reproduce it again..Just my 2 cents..

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    Default Re: B+W filter VS Hoya HD

    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Filter is to protect your lens front element so that no need to worry on the lens

    Now you have a new worry on how to protect the filter

    Paste filter protector like LCD
    Mount office window in front of filter!

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