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Old 3rd November 2008, 15:44   #31
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I need to dig up the cost of a Hoya 62 mm
For which lens is this?
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Old 3rd November 2008, 22:51   #32
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I ditto that Sir, as all the so called UV filters are basically meant for dust/dirt protection. As the dust settles on the lens surface most tend to use their hankie or the shirt end to clean the surface. This tends to have a sandpaper effect and the coating on the lens gets scratched etc. Most, don't realise this. Plonking a run of the mill filter is the best option for that and to save the expensive glass surface.

Now coming to the second point, the day I go in for a Hasselblad, Bronica or Mamiya in that order or for that matter 1DS MarkIII, will invest in one..

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Use that Kenko filter only as dust/dirt protection. Try to shoot without that as much as possible. Regular UV/Skylight/Haze filters are no match for modern optics. They tend to pull down their quality. If you really want to use a good protection filter, go for a good one.
I would rather invest in a lens or for that matter a flash, than buying a 7-9K filter. BTW, the Hoya HMC Haze UV(0) - filter - UV - 72 mm for the 18-200mm Nikkor of my friend's costed a thou a few months back.

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And the iceberg starteth.

PS: I need to dig up the cost of a Hoya 62 mm (?) CPL. I recall end Jun, Singapore had those items close to the 7-9k bracket! LOL:

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Just a quick update - GD was kind enough to accompany me to his favorite haunt (Chandni Chowk) last Friday. Picked up some eye-candy & support for the Rebel at amazing VFM prices
  • Canon 55-250 mm IS
  • Canon 50 mm 1.8
  • Vivitar Tripod VPT 3600.
I think I'm pretty much done for a while now

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PS: I need to dig up the cost of a Hoya 62 mm (?) CPL. I recall end Jun, Singapore had those items close to the 7-9k bracket! LOL:
Forgot to reply to this one. Just FYI, a set of three Hoya 58mm filters (UV, Circular Polarizer & Warming Filter/Intensifier) is available around US$ 55.

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Canon 55-250 mm IS
Canon 50 mm 1.8
Vivitar Tripod VPT 3600.
How much did you pay Suman?
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Na na, toh sarkar, but was a multi coated fancy circular B+W 67mm CPL a friend bought for 9k in the era of 40 rs USD

Ab I thought vadda camera, toh vaddi baatein hoti. kahan bade log, kahan 58mm
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Na na, toh sarkar, but was a multi coated fancy circular B+W 67mm CPL a friend bought for 9k in the era of 40 rs USD

Ab I thought vadda camera, toh vaddi baatein hoti. kahan bade log, kahan 58mm
Which camera? Or was it due to the large size of the cameraman?

On a serious note, Hoya Introductory 67mm kit with same three types is around US$ 75. But I'm sure your friend being an expert had to pay the price for being higher up in the ladder (as in equipment requirements!)

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