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Old Sep 10, 2010, 1:24 PM   #21
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I actually hear the opposite about hoya hd, they are made to last.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT6wBQR7iqE
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 2:03 PM   #22
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JustinThyme made me think.
That video hurts pb! But i can't find a slim Hoya.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 2:10 PM   #23
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i want to say that any of their hd filters are slim?

i watched a video where a guy had it on a 12mm tokina and had no vignetting.
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Sorry my English, but that interrogation sign confuses me. Do you mean that Hoya filters are slim?
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i think their hd filters are.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 3:23 PM   #26
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Could be. Not cheap tho:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...rizing_HD.html
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It doesn't look "slim" to me.

http://www.adorama.com/HY72CPLHD.html
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 9:57 PM   #28
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Hi Ordo

I've got 6 filters:
72mm Hoya "high quality" (green package) UV - bought new to 'protect' Canon 28-135mm lens
72mm Hoya circular-polariser (purple package) - bought 2nd hand in UK
72mm Hoya "extra quality" (grey package) ND8 - bought the other week
62mm Hoya "Skylight" (1B)
58mm Hoya "high quality" (green package) UV - bought as part of 'clearance' accessories package
58mm Jessops (UK) "finest quality" circular-polariser - bought new for my 'initial' wide angle (Canon 18-55mm)

Apart from the 62mm skylight filter, (which I haven't used) - I can attest that all of the filters perform very well - with minimal noticeable quality loss. I'm quite fussy about image quality. However I have also used super cheap filters (on some other people's cameras) similar to as described earlier - it can be like putting a cheap pair of sunglasses in front of the lens. Super cheap filters pick up lots of flare, don't keep the image as sharp and even can add distortion where glass is warped / uneven.

I have the Canon 15-85mm as well as the Canon 28-135mm - and all my three 72mm filters work very well on both lenses. None of my filters are 'super thin'- but I don't have vignetting issues. Also the Jessops 58mm circular polariser works very well on my Canon 100-300mm lens and my Canon 18-55mm to cut out glare, emphasise the blue of the sky and green of the foilage, or when I do water / surf photography (to reduce reflections). I don't use my UV filters much, unless I'm near spray / surf (easier to clean) or I put them on when I let others borrow my 18-55mm or 28-135mm lenses (to protect the front elements).

What I did find though that when I use either of my circular polarising filters, that my 350D struggles a bit with macros in very dim light, sometimes it won't focus with them on, but if I remove the circular polarising filters - then it will focus. My 7D does not appear to have the same issues (its focussing is more robust).

Hope the above information helps.

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All it did was reduce light, nothing else.
You should buy a good book about polarisation ... and learn :-)
Or continue your Tiffen prayers ...
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Damned! Your $166 sure makes 20x as good photos as my $7.99.
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