Is Mulit-Coating in UV filter worth $50???

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by MD2595, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MD2595


    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm looking at Heliopan 77mm UV/Haze protective filters.

    The regular 77mm filter is about $74 and the "Super mulit-coated" is $121.

    Would I be able to tell a difference, and if so, is it worth it???

  2. I'd get Hoya's 77mm SMC filters. They're a good 40-50 dollars cheaper, and I haven't found any problems with them.
  3. archangel


    Apr 15, 2008
    hoya pro digital filter UV = $45 new from ebay :) downside i hear is its a bit more difficult to clean but thats it.
  4. cotdt


    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    Get Hoya HD filters. They use harder glass and have 8 layers of coatings.
  5. Have you used these? I think they are the replacement for the Super HMC Pro1 line.... Which used to be their top (not to be confused with the pro1 digital...).

    I like to buy my filters from a Hong Kong outfit: HVSTAR. Great service... Highly reccomend!
  6. Hartawan

    Hartawan Guest

    I use B+W UV filter
  7. MD2595


    Jul 6, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX

    I've got a nice B+W circular polarizer for the 80-200 2.8 and the 17-55 2.8, but I've only a Quantaray UV filter. I bought it when I was still green (not to say that I'm not still a rookie).

    I know that I could save some money going with Heliopan over B+W, and even more going with Hoya.

    I need 2 of them (one for the 80-200 2.8 and one for the 17-55 2.8 DX) and I want to get the best I can for the money.


  8. RichNY

    RichNY Guest

    Spend the few extra dollars and get the B+W