Excerpt: I had the previous version of this filter for my Canon 18-200 lenz. Even though the camera attached to the lenz was in a protected sling bag, I heard the cracking noise when the bag dropped from 2 feet high chair. The filter actually prevented making damage on the lenz and only the filter was damaged... not the expensive lenz. Not only the filter helps to make good pictures, it also gives protection.
Excerpt: This is one of the better UV filters. I keep it on the lens all the time as I live in AZ where blowing dust is a problem. It also offers better UV filtering than the one on the sensor of my DLSR.
Excerpt: I use Hoya filters almost exclusively because of the quality of the glass and the coatings used to prevent glare or ghosts.Hoya has been the world's largest maker of optical glass for decades. Some of the worlds biggest lens makers including Canon, Nikon and Leica use Hoya glass when they dont make it themselves.Hoya are also the least expensive brand for most applications. Low cost - high quality. What more could you ask?
Pros: Good Image Quality, Highest quality, Large Selection, Low cost
Excerpt: I bought this filter, because I had problems on the border of my pictures with the previous one. This one is thinner, therefore, more adequate for wide angle lenses. I use a 24 - 85 MM on my camera, and it worked perfectly.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Overall Very Good Finish, Thin
Excerpt: Hoya filters are great accessories to protect front elements from drops and scratches . Even while pixel peeping, there's no significant deterioration in IQ. A carelessly dropped lens will cost 5x the amount to repair that this lens costs--this filter is good instance for when your camera is dropped or knocked over.
Excerpt: I ordered this filter the same time that I ordered my new Sony a77. It went on the lens as soon as I took it out of the box. Hoya Pro 1 filters are extremely well manufactured and the optical qualities equal and compliment even the most expensive lenses on the market. The Pro 1 filters are some of the thinest you'll find and yet still have a front filter thread if you want to add a ND or polarizer at a later time.
Pros: Clear Optics, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Multi coated, Strong Construction