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Old Nov 21, 2004, 4:08 PM   #1
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What Better to buy - UV Filter Kenko or HOYA?

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Old Nov 22, 2004, 1:07 AM   #2
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I don't think people are answering you b/c if you read all of the posts, you will have your answer, but to be nice about it, from my knowledge, Kenko doesn't really make high quality products, and if you do have a Panasonic FZ series camera, you will want to put a good quality filter on the end of that lens. People in this forum are partial to (and recommending) the Hoya Super HMC pro1 multi-coated filter -UV (0)
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I read some things on the internetaboutHoya and Kenko both being owned by Tokina, and Kenko being the Brand sold in Japan and used by pros there, while Hoya is marketed to the US.

I'm not sure if this is true, but I'd like to find out, especially about theirCirc. Polarizers. UV filters are cheap. Circ polarizers cost alot more.
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Old Sep 29, 2008, 1:43 PM   #5
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I have both Hoya and Kenko filters (52MM, 58MM and 72MM UV and CPL), the glass and coating should be the same for the same class filter.
The differences: 1. Hoya Pro 1 Digital is thinner than Kenko. (lower pitch)
2. Hoya costs 15 % more than Kenko.

I like Kenko better, it is a lot easier to put on and off.

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