LensTip.com

Articles

UV filters test

11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

20. Marumi 72 mm UV

UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
www.marumi-international.com
Marumi 72 mm UV
Price: 91 PLN

Marumi is a very popular Japanese firm and very highly regarded by photographers. The company specializes in making all kinds of glass filters. It also offers a few UV filters.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 91.7 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 2.6 %
2/10
8/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
UV filters test - Marumi 72 mm UV
3/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 3.0 % level
3.5/5
Results
Final result: 13th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 11th place
20.5/40
-2

Summary:

    The simplest filter offered by this company doesn’t show off too much. It received a bit more that a half of the possible points, which makes it a mediocre filter. For Polish customers, the filter is much too expensive. We didn’t like the transmission ratings, which in the visible range are not much better than a regular optical glass without any coatings. We also noticed a fairly significant problem with flares, which appear while working in bright light.