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WARNING: Fake Hoya filters from eBay seller hkdirect

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: WARNING: Fake Hoya filters from eBay seller hkdirect
In reply to Tony_J, Mar 5, 2013

Ah. I have both UV(C) and UV(0) filters, purchased from US dealers. Well, both of them have a matt finish, UV(C) is made in Philippines and UV(0) is made in Japan.

The reply I got from the Hoya distributor in Australia is that there are products which do not have a country of origin on the box. He did not say anything about the printing on the filter. Neither did he respond to the email which I asked about the "glossy" finish.

I have many older Hoya filters and none of them have a glossy finish.

It does not make any sense that a filter designed to reduce flare and reflections(from the filter) will use a glossy finish. What is the point of the multi-coated optics, high light transmission etc then?

As for the B+W filter, I feel that it is genuine but it is definitely not Brand New. The reply from B+W:

Hope this helps anybody who is unsure whether their filter is genuine or not.

And also, as a feedback for this particular eBay seller.

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