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post Nov 4 2016, 07:57 PM

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QUOTE(HMMaster @ Nov 4 2016, 07:01 PM)
Recently purchased a Hoya HMC filter... but I see there are many fine dots on the filter itself. Is it a defect?

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Tried to clean it using microfiber cloth, but still can't remove it.
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Quite common with Hoya UV filters, I had a few and also exchanged a few but am never happy with their quality. Stopped using Hoya from then on...
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post Nov 4 2016, 09:08 PM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Nov 4 2016, 07:58 PM)
Quite common with Hoya UV filters, I had a few and also exchanged a few but am never happy with their quality. Stopped using Hoya from then on...
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You mean after exchange also have the same issue? sweat.gif
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post Nov 29 2016, 09:31 PM

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I have a tokina 11-16mm UWA lens and I want to try ND filters.
I am looking for variable ND filter since it can be adjusted according to different density, which sounds more economical.
I have a limited budget.

As far as i know, variable ND filter is not recommend for UWA lens as you can see its frame/vignetting.
Some people say need to get a bigger variable ND filter so that you wont see vignetting. but how fit a bigger filter? by using some kind of adapter?
If get a fixed ND filter, is there any level of ND filter that is "fit-for-all-use".
I assume to get the highest fixed ND filter will do?

Please enlighten me. Thanks!

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post Oct 23 2017, 12:59 PM

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QUOTE(Holyjolly @ Nov 29 2016, 09:31 PM)
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I have a tokina 11-16mm UWA lens and I want to try ND filters.
I am looking for variable ND filter since it can be adjusted according to different density, which sounds more economical.
I have a limited budget.

As far as i know, variable ND filter is not recommend for UWA lens as you can see its frame/vignetting.
Some people say need to get a bigger variable ND filter so that you wont see vignetting. but how fit a bigger filter? by using some kind of adapter?
If get a fixed ND filter, is there any level of ND filter that is "fit-for-all-use".
I assume to get the highest fixed ND filter will do?

Please enlighten me. Thanks!
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Hi sorry for late reply.
VND is actually combine of 2 CPL with one reverse. What is does is cross cutting off wavelength(light). What happens is that UWA physical condition causes certain wavelength not cut(or filtered) properly cause cross effect (X-shape).
It has nothing to do with vignetting, sorry.

ND filter are used by a scale in "stops". So there isn't 1 for all. Sorry.

Well, the main issue or question is, what do you intend to shoot that require ND? What's your target? Dropping 2 stop? 5 stop? 10stop? (Or targeting drop to 1sec exposure? 10sec exposure or 30 sec exposure? Or use of f/0.95 in board day light, or Zack's turning day into night effect?)

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post Oct 25 2017, 12:00 PM

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I was planning to look for an ND filter, which brand is recommended?
Probably will look for ND1000 but I ain't sure which brand is good.

mainly for long exposure shot/ timelapse and outdoor video.
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post Nov 24 2017, 11:05 PM

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Is JJC filter any better than Hoya HMC?

Currently buying filter but seller don't have stock for Hoya HMC.

The lens I'm pairing is Canon 50MM STM.
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post Jul 6 2018, 03:09 AM

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Have anyone used JJC brand filters? I am finding a CPL filter for 77mm, still a student budget around RM100 any recommendation? Andoer?


http://www.jjc.cc/index.php/Product/product_info/id/1630

I was wondering whether the image quality will be affected. Things like sharpness, vignette, colourcast
Thank you!

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post Feb 20 2019, 03:06 PM

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CPL and ND filters... Is it necessary to get those branded ones ? or those unknown brand can be used also ? Mind to shed some light on this ?
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post Feb 20 2019, 10:33 PM

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looking for 49mm just to protect my camera from dust entering

https://shopee.com.my/-import-Hoya-52mm-58m...5751.1108542024

this okay ? Rm50 only
my budget up to rm100 if it much better quality
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post Feb 20 2019, 10:39 PM

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QUOTE(onthefly @ Feb 20 2019, 10:33 PM)
looking for 49mm just to protect my camera from dust entering

https://shopee.com.my/-import-Hoya-52mm-58m...5751.1108542024

this okay ? Rm50 only
my budget up to rm100 if it much better quality
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Is that even original? hmm.gif

You can try looking for HOYA HMC filter, they're cheap and they do not degrade image quality.

And watch out for fakes..
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post Feb 20 2019, 11:10 PM

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QUOTE(-kytz- @ Feb 20 2019, 10:39 PM)
Is that even original? hmm.gif

You can try looking for HOYA HMC filter, they're cheap and they do not degrade image quality.

And watch out for fakes..
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there was a comment that says it looks fake..

https://www.lazada.com.my/products/hoya-dig...ELg8r4&search=1
Will go with this seller. this one look more genuine.. hmm.gif

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QUOTE(onthefly @ Feb 20 2019, 11:10 PM)
there was a comment that says it looks fake..

https://www.lazada.com.my/products/hoya-dig...ELg8r4&search=1
Will go with this seller. this one look more genuine.. hmm.gif
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http://www.gstrapinuse.com/index.php?main_...facturers_id=16

Try this trusted seller above. Or you can try shashinki or mauinsons
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post May 31 2019, 07:43 AM

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anyone knows who sells original B+W with a good price?

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