B+W filter VS Hoya HD


Mar 17, 2008
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:dunno:Hello everyone,

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

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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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icic, thx dream;)

But as your point of view, from nikon lens 24-70.
Any recommendation or which you will preferred? :dunno:
 

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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
 

TBSOO

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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.
 

chalib

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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 :sweat:

Paste filter protector like LCD :bsmilie:

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
 

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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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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 :sweat:

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

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