After ordering for this item out of impulse, since it was bought along with the prime lens, I discovered that it's a useless piece of junk. After receiving the item i tried it indoors and outdoors. Apart from providing extra protection to my lens, the filter does NOTHING. I should have gone for the ND and Polarizer filters. But that is hindsight.
Conclusion: the build quality is good, but this filter is obsolete. Please spend your money on ND and polarizer filters instead.
Got this filter for my canon 1.8 stm lens. There wasnt any records listed that this filter would fit the lens i own. Took the risk. It fits well. Thought this review would help someone, who's looking a uv filter for the same lens. The reason why i gave it only 3 star because the packaging wasnt professional and there's lots of fingerprints on the glass!!! Its a serious matter to beginners who has just started photography and dont have the solutions to clean the glass!! Other than Hoya filters always gets the job done👌
Hoya makes the best filter products out of metal ring and high quality glass. For a lense with a high price this is the only justified product without image quality or sharpness distortion. This saves the lens glad from weather elements and can be easily cleaned or replaced instead of expensive lens element repair. Must have product
I have bought this 52mm filter for mi Nikon 50mm F1.8D lens. I haven't used it for 2 weeks and I stored it in the box provided by Hoya. But after two weeks, some kind of mould start to grow within the glass pieces.
Pros: Can be used for physical protection of front elements of lens.
Cons: Quality not upto Hoya Not good for long term usage Mould starts to grow if left unused
Bought it to protect one of my lenses, because my earlier filter had acquired some stubborn stains. It does the job perfectly well. I use very sharp prime lenses, and this filter is more than good enough for them.
Quality of the product is not upto the mark....product is made in Phillipins. Picture quality detoriation can not seen, but cleaning leaves smudges. Threads also have some issue, as it can not be fitted very easily. Overall it is not an ideal product to buy, though selling cheap.