17-55mm Polarizing Filter Choices - Advice Needed

Started Jul 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lemming51
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Re: Then I Have Been Unlucky with Hoya....
In reply to Traveller, Jul 18, 2012

Traveller wrote:

....maybe I did buy the less expensive version....but it was a problem with the smearing of the Multi-Coating on the filter.

Hoya's otherwise very good HMC and SHMC coatings are notorious for being difficult to clean and tend to leave streaking/smudging. I don't know about Hoya's Pro-1 Digital coatings.

Hoya's latest HD coatings are different, and clean without streaking/smudging. The HD circular polarizer is also a thin, low-profile design but has front filter threads so the regular lens cap can be used. I have an HD circ. pol. and would highly recommend it.

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