HOYA hmc UV(c)

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Ray Vardy, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    So I was messing around today and caught this light reflection, Thai take of the filter/protector and it disappears... Noooo so there is a price to pay for everything, something else to consider when framing my shot?!

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  2. CWL

    CWL TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Cumbria UK
    Chee
  3. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

  4. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Although that Hoya filter is multi-coated (excellent and expensive), glare can still appear when shooting towards the light. Glare could also appear if direct light strikes the filter (or the lens front element for that matter) from the side. A lens hood should help.

    If you are shooting in humid climates (or in and out or air-conditioned spaces) a slight mist can form on the outer surface of the filter - or worse the inside surface. Sometimes you don't need to wipe it off, just gently blow on it to make it disappear. Same is true even without a filter on.

    If you shoot into the light a lot, there's nothing better than shooting 'bare' (no filter) - the risk of course is the front lens element has no protection.
     
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    I use some relatively cheap Hoya Skilight HMC filters. Can't say anything bad about them. The multi coating works well, and with a lens hood I never got any reflections.
     
  6. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    A couple of suggestions pouting towards a lens hood, any recommendations..?
     
  7. CWL

    CWL TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 16, 2012
    Cumbria UK
    Chee
    Lens hoods are specific to the lens and should have been included with your 18-55mm lens.
     
  8. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    Huh, nooooooo... and nope! and not listed on the Sony website as part of the included accessories as part of C3 twin lens kit..