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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

13. Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series

UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
www.hoyafilter.com/
Hoya 72 mm UV - Seria G
Price: 39 PLN

Hoya is a popular manufacturer for photographers since it makes all kinds of photographic accessories. It also has a very wide range of UV filters. The G-series filters are the simplest and cheapest filters that Hoya makes.

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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 89.3 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 26.4 %
0/10
2/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
1/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
1/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV G - Series
3/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.7 % level
4.5/5
Results
Final result: 14th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 12th place
11.5/40
-2.5

Summary:

    When we compare the radiation transmission chart of this filter and a regular piece of glass we can see that, in the visible range, the glass has a higher transmission rate than the filter. Only in the UV radiation reduction category did the Hoya receive somewhat better results. Objectively looking at these results it is hard to even call it a filter. For our 39 Polish zloty we could get 40 square centimeters of window glass. Is it worth paying that much? You have to ask your window repairman…