Excerpt: Just purchased the new 50mm zeiss lens and was a little leery of putting glass in front of it, I just took a picture shooting right into the sun with absolutely no flare and crystal clear quality. Cleans very easy compared to others that I have, what a great investment.
Excerpt: I needed a new protection/UV filter, as I had dropped my camera and broke the old one. This filter is far superior to the old one. I'm no professional, but i can really tell a difference in the picture quality.
Excerpt: I use Hoya UV filters for protection of most of my lenses. I have one regular HMC (not super) UV filter, two Hoya HD UV filters, and this HMC super filter. I do not bother with a UV filter on my cheapest lens (Canon 50 mm f/1.8). The quality of materials and assembly on each Hoya filter is quite similar. They are all nicely assembled, and attach smoothly to the lens.
Excerpt: Great filter. Solid construction. threads are smooth and can barely tell its on my 135mm f/2L lens. Cannot comment on the UV haze aspect as I barely notice a difference. Would buy this again. protects my lens front element without compromising image quality.
Excerpt: Even though it seems a bit expensive for a simple UV filter, it's the excellent multi-antireflection coating that makes the product. Precision tooling on the threads is noticeable. Works great with other special effect filters.
Excerpt: Most people wouldn't think there's much to a UV filter and if you're one of the ones who know better you can skip this. However, when it comes to putting a UV filter on the front of your lens the usual justification is "I'd rather replace a filter than a front element." That's my situation. When you choose a filter for that purpose you want to make sure that it won't alter the picture overmuch.