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Dustin Gent
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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


I gave up Hoya years and years ago (same goes with Tiffen) and have stuck with B+W. A bit more cash, but you get what you pay for.


Oct 20, 2011 at 05:20 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


oadmutis wrote:
Thanks Phil, I sent an email to thkphoto.com offices asking for a quote and they say that it usually costs $30 to put it back together, and then I have to add the shipping costs.

In the other hand, I found this contact: http://maxsaver.net/B-W-77mm-Kaesemann-MRC-Circular-Polarizer-Filter.aspx , a B+W CPL Kaesemann for less than $130. They are Honk-Kong based and they seem pretty legit. Has anyone here dealt with them in the past?

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That's where I got my last B+W cpol... it appears to be a legit copy but it's crazy cheap compared to US-sourced versions.



Oct 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


I never had a Hoya fall apart but in the polarizers they didn't seem to filter out the uv very well. I switched to Nikon and Canon Polarizers and the polarization effect is dramatically stronger. I was told that it is because of the uv issue.


Oct 21, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


My Hoya polarizer fell apart on a 3 week photo trip. Never again Hoya.


Oct 22, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


I have been lucky and have not had that problem yet. Now that B+W makes the Kaesemann thin nano-coated polarizers with the front threads I would not need to buy Hoyas. At the time the Hoyas were the only good thin polarizers with front threads. The B+W thin polarizing filters had that stupid cap that always fell off.

EBH



Oct 22, 2011 at 01:04 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


oadmutis wrote:
Thanks Phil, I sent an email to thkphoto.com offices asking for a quote and they say that it usually costs $30 to put it back together, and then I have to add the shipping costs.

In the other hand, I found this contact: http://maxsaver.net/B-W-77mm-Kaesemann-MRC-Circular-Polarizer-Filter.aspx , a B+W CPL Kaesemann for less than $130. They are Honk-Kong based and they seem pretty legit. Has anyone here dealt with them in the past?

+o



Yes, maxsaver is legit. I bought all of my B+W Kaesemann polarizers from them and have never had any problems. Depending on where you are, if you can tolerate the shipping time the savings are worth the wait.



Oct 22, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


Sounds like it is better to avoid Hoya CP filters though I do have Hoya MHC UV filters for most of my lenses.


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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


I had a low-end Hoya Circ-Pol explode while removing it from my camera. I now have the B&W Kasemann.....what a great filter!


Dec 07, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


I have also had A Hoya CPL filter fall apart.






Dec 09, 2011 at 05:05 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


sigh, my hoya hd cpl fell apart on me on my holiday. I was just taking it off one lens & it just fell apart


Mar 04, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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genzbenz wrote:
I had a low-end Hoya Circ-Pol explode while removing it from my camera. I now have the B&W Kasemann.....what a great filter!

Sparks and smoke and everything? COOL!!!



Mar 06, 2012 at 04:15 AM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


my cpl is still going strong.


Mar 06, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


Mine is too, but I feel cheated now. I want an explosion now.


Mar 07, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Hoya filters falling apart!!


Roland W wrote:
Buy B+W filters to avoid the Hoya auto distruct issue, which is a pretty well known problem. .


+1



Mar 07, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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