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Old 23-10-2010, 19:20   #1 (permalink)
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Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

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Does any of you have an opinion regarding the quality of Hoya and Hama circular polarising filters? I want to buy one on Amazon but I don't know if getting any of these would be a sound decision. I am an amateur photographer and only want to have a means of minimising reflections on glass and water. That doesn't mean I wouldn't like to have a good quality filter, though. ; )


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Re: Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

Hoya would be considered the better brand by most people, I think. Kood are also a good brand that is not too expensive, and ASAIK are made in Japan from glass where some cheaper brands are made from resin and probably in China. Although I've had it for a while now, I think I only paid around £44 for my Kood 77mm poloriser.
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Re: Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

All my screw-in type filters (UV and polarisers) are Hoya Pro1 D, which are specially made for DSLR's; they have a slim ring to minimise vignetting. I've always found them cheaper on ebay than Amazon. Kood are british Graham and, as you say, are generally more affordable, and good quality.
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Re: Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

From the SRB-Griturn web site Kood Poloriser section:

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Circular Polarizing Filters remove unwanted reflection from surfaces such as glass and water, as well as increasing contrast and saturation. These multi-coated, Japanese manufactured, optical glass filters are designed to reduce lens flare and reflections, and have been developed specifically for D-SLR and SLR cameras.
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I see the 77mm one has come down to £39.50.
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Re: Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

Although Kood make their own square filters in the UK, you're right in saying their round filters are indeed made specially for them in Japan Graham.
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Although Kood make their own square filters in the UK, you're right in saying their round filters are indeed made specially for them in Japan Graham.
I'll take a draw on that
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Re: Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

Thank you very much, guys. I think I will then go get Hoya. = )
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Re: Polarising filters: any opinion about Hoya and Hama brands?

I use a Kood filter and to be honest have had no problem with it.
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