Excerpt: While there is a lot of disagreement re: filters to protect lenses, I believe that spending a little more for a good filter is the way to go in order to have a little insurance for a expensive lens. This HD filter has not disappointed me.
Excerpt: I've read and heard all the reasons to keep and not to keep a UV filter on your lenses. I've gone for the "not to", but have finally read enough good reviews by both users and pros about this Hoya lens so I finally got one for each of my lenses. I like it and as the subject line says, go Hoya or don't use a filter.
Excerpt: I use UV filters on my more expensive lenses as protetion for the front element, nothing more. I saw several negative reviews online complaining that these filters do not provide any benefit in haze. That is correct! They may be poorly named, being basically just clear glass. If you want added protection for an expensive lens, put a good quality UV filter (multicoated with high light transmission) on the front and leave it there, but do not expect any color correction.
Excerpt: i always thought a filter was a filter until i put this one on, never again will i buy anouther tiffen.i was ready to buy a new lens and it was just my cheap tiffen filter, all i can say is amazing, unreal, the difference.
Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight