A&P Hoya filters on ebay

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  1. aZnRYcEbOi

    aZnRYcEbOi New Member

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    I recently purchased a 72mm Hoya UV filter (green label) on ebay from a seller in China.
    I noticed that it doesn't have a "Made in _____" label on the filter.
    But it came with an authentic looking box and everything.

    I compared the packaging with my 77mm Hoya CPOL filter (green label) which I purchased from someone in the states, and it has "Made in the Philippines" stamped on the filter.

    The metal frame for the CPOL has a smooth black metal feel to it, while the UV has a matte finish.

    Could the UV filter be a fake Hoya filter?? :noes:
     
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  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    to be honest with you i cant tell the difference between a uv filter being on or off. i just use mine as lens protection. if thats the case for you, unless you paid for it being hoya i wouldnt worry about it
     
  4. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    my hoya filters say 'japan' on them..i have an hmc and an hmc super (uv filters) and they are the clearest pieces of glass i have ever seen with very little reflections..if i am holing one in my hand it looks like im just holding a black ring with no glass....image quality is not affected (that i have noticed) when using these filters
     
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    aZnRYcEbOi New Member

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    yeah i'm just using them for protection anyways, so no biggie...

    the green label ones are the lowest quality in Hoya's lineup. The HMC and HMC Super's cost alot more....actually this ebayer in china has HMC and HMC Super's for reasonable prices too...
     
  6. slow_one civic

    slow_one civic ULEV ownz me OT Supporter

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    The HMC and up are Hoya's good filters. I bought a Pro1 UV for my 717 last year and loved how thin it was :)
     
  7. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    why do you care how thin it is?
     
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    It feels like he is riding his boyfriend bareback....
     
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    Vignetting
     
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    Since my 717 was a point-and-shoot and I couldn't get lenses, I stocked up on filters. Having the lens hood ring, Sony ND and MC protector, and Hoya CP lead to vignetting at lower zooms. And yes, using the protector was pretty useless :o
     

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