B+W filters: worth paying so much?

Is it worth it paying so much more for B+W filters over basic hoya ones?


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ive use mainly hoya filters, which cost around $20 for a 62mm UV, and just above $70-80 for a standard CPL (77mm)

however, a friend of mine uses B+W UV filters, which cost $80 instead for a 62mm UV MRC and $130 for a 77mm UV MRC

i understand that the coating and all does reduce reflections and cause less ghosting, but i havent experienced much problems with the 'cheap' hoya filters from the basic range, except maybe some vignetting from the CPL

is it worth paying that much more to get B+W filters? or r u merely paying for the brand?
 

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i started using hoya and switched to b+w recently. i was disappointed at how easily hoya filters get scratched after 1 cleaning session.
 

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Same experience.
Comparing B+W to Marumi & Hoya, the filter is definitely better in built & almost scratch-proof.
 

ahbian

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Considering that the higher cost is more than paid back by the ease of cleaning and longer durability (i.e. less prone to scratching). I once had a fingerprint smudge on a Hoya which took me a long time to clean, it can be frustrating.

I would say that B+W is worth it.
 

kevyan

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B+W is much smoother and easier to clean and more resistance to scratch.
 

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so maybe i shld change to B+W

my hoya UV filter does have a mark which has been impossible for me to clean off - so far
 

Adiemus

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when you've used B+W filters, you don't want to use any other filters...
 

ralli`fto

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I agree that B+W is really worth the money as its so much easier to clean and maintain as compared to the lower priced Hoya filters.
 

Lightworkz

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i understand that the coating and all does reduce reflections and cause less ghosting, but i havent experienced much problems with the 'cheap' hoya filters from the basic range, except maybe some vignetting from the CPL

is it worth paying that much more to get B+W filters? or r u merely paying for the brand?

Yes, it is worth it but since you have no problem with hoya then stick to hoya. BTW, the best filter I have used is Heliopan.

http://www.heliopan.de/produkte/index.shtml

Website is in German.
 

kelccm

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Having used both Hoya and B+W filters, I would definitely go for B+W anytime. The better built and ease of cleaning is worth the extra cost. My Hoya filters always have a layer of dust/dirt that I just can't clean them away, while my B+W can be cleaned off very easily.
 

blueskye168

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B+W is much smoother and easier to clean and more resistance to scratch.
cos none of mine is scratched yet:bsmilie: so B+W:thumbsup:

Do we need to speak more after you've seen the poll result?
:thumbsup:yup, agree too;)

Btw, was using Hoya many yrs ago but due to...aiya, I've mentioned this b4 in similar post, so aiyo...sian/frustrations-lahhh chg all to B+W since.

May refer to my sig. below;)
 

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Do we need to speak more after you've seen the poll result?
er last time i checked, it was 99% for B+W, but now its dropped to 80% - wonder whos been adding to the 'no'

prob scared away by the posts to say why it isnt worth it to buy B+W :D
 

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if you think it's worth it

it's worth it

if you think it's not, it's not

as far as i'm concerned, i do not need expensive filters, yay, and no, i have not voted yet
 

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