Reviews and Problems with Hoya Digi PRO1 Protector Filter 52mm
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Works very well on my lense!
C. Costa "Nikon and Apple Fanboy!", Amazon
12 June 2010
Summary: I am glad I bought this one and not the cheaper ones. Hoya/Tokina is a trusted brand and has been for a long time. I saw a few generic brands that were cheaper but decided to get this one for my Nikon 55-200mm AF-S ED VR lense. It works great, no visible color tint on a bright white cloth and it feels sturdy. Threading is excellent, no nicks or burrs.
Summary: If you're thinking of buying this filter then you clearly want to protect the clarity and integrity of your original image (i.e. the resulting image without filter, just the naked lens). And you also want to protect your front element from dings. I can relate. I wanted to pixel peep to compare sharpness results. I took two pictures of my bedroom in a high contrast setting. One picture had the Hoya filter on my Tokina 11-16mm. The other picture was just the naked lens.
Summary: This is not a filter since it's only meant to be a clear piece of glass to protect the end of your lens. At this job it does wonderfully. The best thing I can say is that I can't even tell it's there, which is exactly what you'd hope for. The stock lens cap fits fine onto the end of this product.
Summary: So... I was buying my first expensive canon lens, and with some of the money I was saving by buying it on Amazon, I decided I would check out some reviews on "good" (aka expensive) filters to protect my new lens investment. After some checking... I realized that the UV lenses really didn't do much for digital, and I could save a few bucks by just getting some protective glass (since protection is really all buying a UV filter is generally done for anyway)...
Summary: Let me first say that I forget that I even have this filter on. The pictures with and without the filter are identical so I don't even remove it at all. I currently have it on my Nikon 50mm f/1.8D and it works as advertised. A great investment!
Great filter, but not "always on" as some reviews would have you think.
C. Coward, Amazon
16 January 2010
Summary: First off, this is a great filter. It's by far one of the best filters I've ever purchased, next to my Hoya Polarizer. I have it mounted on the canon 24-105L. Clarity is great, when at wide angle it doesn't add any vignetting like other filters I've owned. And even after getting very salty (due to ocean spray) it wipes off clean without a scratch. However, one of the reasons you buy a multi-coated filter is to prevent the glare caused by a DSLR's sensor reflecting light.
Summary: I bought this to protect my "L-Series" Canon lens. I usually shoot in RAW format I want the shot to be seen without any filtration. I guess I am still paranoid about my lens being contaminated with junk like dust, water etc. and wanted to have an exta layer of protection which this Hoya Clear filter does. I know that it cost more than the standard clear filters, but when you spend $$$ on your lens I want the best glass to protect it.
Summary: Awesome filter, I bought it because I bought one for my 16-35mm F2.8L Canon lens and they are much cheaper than the B+W that I bought for my 70-200mm F2.8L so I bought another one for my 24-105mm F4L lens. In addition to seeing no change in the quality of my pictures (just to protect the lens), it is also a very thin lens AND allow the lens cap to work with it, unlike the B+W thin version. I also bought one for my 100mm macro F2.8, the price and quality can't be beat.
Summary: I bought this for my Tokina 11-16 DX lens. It is one of the few out there that will not interfere with the field of vision on this lens because it is very shallow from top to bottom. It works perfectly only because I can't tell a difference in my pictures. Get this and protect your camera. It is a bit pricey but why wouldn't you spend money on a good filter if you are protecting an even more expensive lens?