Hoya filter choice!?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by kakody1, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. kakody1

    kakody1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    hello!
    I' d like to make a question! (foolish maybe :meh: )(i' m a rookie)
    I want to buy a hoya filter for my sony lense.
    and i don' t know what to buy the green series UV hoya filter or the pro1 series?
    Also i have the same dilemma about the CPL filter.
    I' m not a pro so i don' t know what to buy.
    Also the price difference is not negligible.
    Thank in advance for your help!:lmao:
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You've come to the right place. I own one Hoya UV filter in every series and posted a rough comparison:
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...100830-more-hoya-filter-comparison-tests.html

    Summary. The price difference is not negligible and neither is the quality. I wouldn't recommend a standard non-multicoated filter to anyone. This is a case where protection is not worth the quality loss and I'd have to agree that no glass is much better than putting the crap green filters on a lens.
    If budget is really a limiting factor then a HMC filter if you can still get them may be the best option. However I would recommend the SHMC filter for the best bang for buck. The Pro1 series is very very close to being identical in quality to the SHMC for sharpness, and may even be a step backwards in my opinion regarding flare. In any case the quality loss is so close to nothing with these good filters in place there's no reason not to use them (flare excepted), and then you can always take them off if they are causing flare issues.

    The CPL is the same for a different reason. The Hoya standard CPL isn't only not sharp, but it bled colours in my sample and wasn't very consistent across the frame. The SHMC I bought was a big step up but a huge jump in price, so that comes down to how often you intend to use it. If you want to use a polariser as once offs a couple of times a year then go for the cheap one. But if you actually want it for landscape shots then I suggest investing in a good one, and with that I also suggest investing in one for your biggest lens and buying stepup rings for your smaller lens to keep costs down.
     
  3. kakody1

    kakody1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thank you very much for your time & help.
    That's all the information i was looking for.
     
  4. Wolverinepwnes

    Wolverinepwnes TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i personally like B+W brand better, look into it
     
  5. kakody1

    kakody1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I' ll have in mind and i will check it out!
    Thank u very much for your concern.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
hoya cpl filter review
,

hoya filter comparison

,

hoya filter review

,
hoya filter reviews
,

hoya filters comparison

,

hoya filters review

,
hoya g series
,
hoya g series filters
,
hoya green series cpl filter
,
hoya uv filter comparison