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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

12. Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC

UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
www.heliopan.de
Heliopan SH-PMC 72mm UV-0
Price: 271 PLN

Heliopan is a German company, which makes high quality photographic accessories. It has two kinds of filters among its offers: with standard and the more effective (SH-PMC) coatings. This filter represents the more advanced series, which uses as many as 16 antireflective coatings.


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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 96.8 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 6.3 %
7/10
6/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
5/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
3/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
UV filters test - Heliopan ES 72mm UV-0 SH-PMC
3/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the immeasurably small level
5/5
Results
Final result: 7th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 16th place
29/40
-4.5

Summary:

    Very mediocre optical features and a very high price! This is unfortunate since we expected a bit more from this German company.