UV filters: Hoya HD2 upends B+W, Heliopan and dusts Tiffen

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LensRentals.com – Good Times with Bad Filters. Is a great example of how filters affect image quality. Most folks I know don’t put a filter on top of the lense. I put them on all of mine because one scratch and your $$$s lense is well not so nice.
In terms of brands, I’ve been using B+W (very, very expensive) and not Heliopan (even more expensive). But fredmiranda.com points out there is a review of UV filters. Normally you put a UV filter on as protection from http://www.lenstip.com which does a review of UV filters. I had not seen that before and surprisingly they like the Hoya filters which is a huge surprise they absolutely disliked the Tiffen product.
They apparently don’t make the UV-0 series anymore though. And from the chart you can see there is definitely a difference between the more expensive pro filters and their other lines. At the time of this review, they were the Hoya UV-o and the B+W MRC.
Today, the latest versions are the Hoya HD and the B+W XS-Pro and stackexchange.com that they are both great with the only issue being Hoya uses aluminum whereas B-W uses brass says. And dpreview.com explains the new HD2 carries a longer warranty. It is UV and Protector filters are lifetime and others are five year.

Filter
Result
Result [%]
Price[PLN]
1 Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
36
90
79
Test
Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
36
90
155
Test
2 Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
35
88
109
Test
3 B+W 72 mm 010M UV-Haze MRC
33
83
190
Test
4 Hama 72 mm UV HTMC 390 (0-Haze)
32.5
81
139
Test
5 B+W 72 mm 010M UV-Haze MRC Slim
32
80
325
Test
Marumi 72 mm MC UV
32
80
128
Test
6 Sigma 72 mm DG UV
30
75
229
Test
* Kenko 67 mm Pro1 Digital
30
75
149
Test
7 Heliopan ES 72 mm UV-0 SH-PMC
29
73
271
Test
8 Marumi 77 mm WPC UV
28
70
151
Test
9 Hoya 72 mm UV-0 – Standard
26
65
79
Test
10 Hama 72 mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
24
60
109
Test
11 B+W 72 mm 010 UV-Haze
23
58
120
Test
B+W 72 mm 010 UV-Haze Slim
23
58
210
Test
12 Heliopan ES 72 mm UV-0
21
53
182
Test
13 Marumi 72 mm UV
20.5
51
91
Test
14 Hoya 72 mm UV G – Series
11.5
29
39
Test
15 King 72 mm UV
10.5
26
59
Test
16 Tiffen 72 mm UV
3.5
9
72
Test

 

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