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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

9. Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)

UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
www.hama.de
Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
Price: 109 PLN

The Hama Company is a large firm selling all kinds of accessories for both professional and amateur photographers. They also sell UV filters. The UV 390 (0-Haze) model is the most basic product of this company. The filters are covered with antireflective coating.

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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 92.8 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 0.3 %
3/10
10/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
1/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
UV filters test - Hama 72mm UV 390 (0-Haze)
3/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.5 % level
5/5
Results
Final result: 10th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 9th place
24/40
-0.8

Summary:

    We couldn’t expect much from such a simple filter. The proof would be the transmission in the visible light range and large flares. However, this model has two advantages: very good UV radiation reduction and a reasonable price.