older "Popular" brand lens filter
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Aaron D
Registered: Dec 07, 2009
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Country: United States

So I got a couple new lenses (older, alt lenses). One of them has a 67mm 1A UV filter that is labeled as "Popular" and made in Japan. Anybody ever heard of this brand?

Thanks
Aaron



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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Country: United States

Nope. Are they MC? If not I would trash them.

Perhaps the brand was not so Popular after all.

EBH



Aaron D
Registered: Dec 07, 2009
Total Posts: 1004
Country: United States

EB-1 wrote:
Nope. Are they MC? If not I would trash them.

Perhaps the brand was not so Popular after all.

EBH

Not sure to be honest. There's nothing on the ring other than what I've already posted. Seems well built though. But that doesn't mean anything. I'll have to do some with and without comparisons when my adapters arrive. Having high hopes it's decent since it was made in Japan, probably around the late 70's. The other filter is a Hoya 1B Skylight. I know Hoyas decent, so I'll be keeping that one.



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
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Country: United States

for what?



Aaron D
Registered: Dec 07, 2009
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sjms wrote:
for what?

I'm one of "those" people that likes to keep them on my lenses as protection.



runamuck
Registered: Oct 29, 2006
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Country: United States

A quick test for coatings is to look at a reflection of a lighted bulb on the surface of the filter. If the bulb changes color it is coated.

"Popular" is probably a rebadged other brand.



helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
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Country: Canada

I have a stack of 49/52/55mm filters, acquired the same way, you can have if want.