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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

14. Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard

UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
www.hoyafilter.com/
Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
Price: 79 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 standard filter version offers two-sided antireflective coatings and a good balance between price and quality.

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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 95.7 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 8.1 %
6/10
5/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
3/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
3/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm UV-0 - Standard
4/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.4 % level
5/5
Results
Final result: 9th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 4th place
26/40
5.2

Summary:

    The Standard version received the fourth place in our ranking. It costs as much as the winner – the Hoya HMC UV – and doesn’t have any additional advantages which would convince us to buy it.