Absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct. A muliti-purpose fine-weather filter for color as well as black and white films. Also serves as a permanent lens protector.
HMC (Hoya Multi-Coating)
These popular filters are renowned for their ability to minimise reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting. The result is an average light transmission of over 97%, giving sharp contrast and well balanced color. HOYA HMC filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of today's multicoated lenses.
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Don't skimp on the filter
got this with a canon 24-85, which I didn't realize came with a uv filter already, but a cheap tiffen one. This one looks loads better - the hoya multi-coating is the way to go. No weird reflections in outside shots. When I first opened it up I had to search around and it took me a few seconds to actually see the glass in the filter. very clean.
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I lost the one I had... Bought the same one. You forget it's on and thats the way it should be... Great filter
I recently upgraded to a longer zoom lens and needed to pick up a 67mm UV filter since all I had were 52mm. This filter greatly increases sharpness in bright sunlight. I won't shoot outdoors without it. Very nice quality, aluminium ring and coated glass.
It protects and improves my lens
I am not sure if it's just my copy, but I thought it was broken when I received it. The package was still factory sealed but there was a definitive rattle inside. I hesitated to open the box and considered calling for a replacement until I found that others have had the same concerns. As it turns out, the metal retaining ring had just popped loose and was not keeping the glass tight against the outer filter ring. I was able to pop the retaining ring in easily but there is still something that seems loose. The glass seems to still be a little loose and if you tap it or rub it to clean, the glass sounds like it is clicking against the filter ring. Good product and does the job with a very thin footprint. The multi coating does for sure eliminate or prevent any of the green digital sensor reflections so common with many lenses. I would recommend but only if you are ok with your filter seeming a little "loose."
Hoya, great value for the price!
I use this filter to protect my lens. I haven't noticed any negatice impact to the clarity of my my shots.
Good quality for the price.
overall a great product and does exactly what i bought it to do: protect my lens. beyond that...it says its a UV(n) filter. after testing exact identical photos with and without the filter in places i could see almost no discernible difference. UV has never really been a problem anyways. the only real difference was in ghosting and flares caused by direct sunlight and harsh street lamps. wonderful lens. protects my lens glass very well and has zero adverse effects on my lens and helps correct light aberrations. if this one ever breaks i will definitely buy another.
I like this product for lens protection and for UV protection. When taken out of the package the filter looks almost invisible, but after putting it over the lens I noticed some added lens flare when shooting bright points of light. It's not too serious but can definitely distract your eye from the subject.
it is good for what it was made for...