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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

11. Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0

UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
www.heliopan.de
Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
Price: 182 PLN

Heliopan is a German company, which makes high quality photographic accessories. It has two kinds of filters among its offers: with standard and the more effective (SH-PMC) coatings. This filter represents the first category.

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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 94.2 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 10.3 %
5/10
4/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0
3/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.4 % level
5/5
Results
Final result: 12th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 19th place
21/40
-9.8

Summary:

    After paying almost 200 Polish zloty we receive a very weak filter. A very low place in the cost-to-benefit ratio ranking shouldn’t leave you with any doubts.