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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

17. Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0

UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
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Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
Price: 155 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 Pro 1 series is optimized to work with digital cameras (but not only). The multi-layer coatings assure better water and dirt resistance and the narrow ring reduced vignetting in wide-angle shots.

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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 97.1 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 0.2 %
8/10
10/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
5/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
4/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0
4/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.2 % level
5/5
Results
Final result: 1st place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 3rd place
36/40
6.8

Summary:

    Essentially the equal of its Hoya HMC sibling! Even though the Pro 1 version costs twice as much as the HMC model, don’t think you have overpaid for this filter. Wide-angle lens owners will appreciate having this kind of filter. According to the manufacturers, the Pro 1 filters are easier to clean and are more resistant to outside conditions. We, however, weren’t able to test these claims.