Hoya S-HMC Pro1 UV fake or real?

Started May 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
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WildSammy Senior Member • Posts: 1,069
Hoya S-HMC Pro1 UV fake or real?

I've recently bought the Hoya Super HMC Pro1 UV filter for my Nikkor 50G f/1.4 lens and I have some concerns about it's originality.

When I look all over the internet the photos of this type of filter look somewhat different to that mine.

The markings on my filter thread says only Hoya SUPER Pro1 58mm UV(0) Made in Japan. When I look on photos over internet I can find only filters on which markings says "Hoya SUPER HMC Pro1 58mm UV(0) Japan". So marking on my filter is missing the word "HMC" and adds "Made in". Also on my filter the word "H" is crossing the "O" in Hoya letter. May be it's some new type of marking or what?

For comparison look at photos in this post:

The filter was little-harder to mount and I'm not clear about what colour of reflection should give?

Also the bar-code on my filter box doesn't say the type and diameter of my filter.

Here's one thread with comparison photos between the real Hoya filter and the fake one:


So I don't know clearly.. I've bought mine from local internet dealer. So the question is if my filter is fake or the real one?

Thanks for the answers.

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