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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

15. Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0

UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
www.hoyafilter.com/
Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
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 HMC series is equipped with high quality antireflective coatings.


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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC 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 HMC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
4/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
4/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0
5/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the immeasurably small level
5/5
Results
Final result: 1st place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 1st place
36/40
15.2

Summary:

    The unconditional winner of our test! We didn’t expect that the 79 Polish zloty Hoya HMC would win against B+W, Marumi or Heliopan. This filter cuts out the UV radiation the best and has a large visible light transmission (although that 3% value could be a bit less). The very good balance between price and quality easily convinces us to buy it. We don’t have to add anything else, do we?