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UV filters test

11 May 2009
Szymon Starczewski

19. King 72 mm UV

UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
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King 72 mm UV
Price: 59 PLN

King isn’t very well known on the Polish photographic accessories market. Among its products the company has simple UV filters.


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Test result:

Transmission
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV

Visible light (390 - 750 nm): 88.9 %
Ultraviolet (200 - 390 nm): 25.6 %
0/10
2/10
Flares
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
2/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
0/5
without filter
with filter
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
UV filters test - King 72 mm UV
2/5
Vignetting
Edge darkening at the 1.0 % level
4.5/5
Results
Final result: 15th place in the overall ranking and a good rating
Cost-to-Benefit result: 17th place
10.5/40
-7.1

Summary:

    Similarly to the G series Hoya products, the King filters aren’t any better than a regular piece of glass. Hoya is even a bit better and a bit cheaper. Avoid buying the King!