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11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

16. Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0

UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
www.hoyafilter.com
Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
Price: 109 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 Super series is equipped with high quality antireflective coatings and is an enhanced version of the HMC series.


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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 97.3 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 0.2 %
8/10
10/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
5/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
3/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
UV filters test - Hoya 72 mm HMC Super UV-0
4/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 0.2 % level
5/5
Results
Final result: 2nd place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 2nd place
35/40
10.2

Summary:

    Surprisingly, the enhanced HMC Super version received one point less than the HMC series. The reason might very well be a miniscule calibration measuring fault in our spectrophotometer. Otherwise, there really aren’t any really significant differences between these two filters. The only real difference is the price. You need to pay 30 Polish zloty more for the five additional letters written on the filter ring. This, of course, doesn’t change the fact that this is still a filter an excellent filter worth buying.