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    Hoya Filters?

    Anyone know the difference between the green label filters and their purple label ones?


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    I've heard it said that the Green ones are of lesser quality and made in the Phillipines... the Purple ones are made in Japan.

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    Misinformation yet again!..


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    Oh right, I have a green version which saids it was made in the Philippines so the other one is made in Japan. I presume there are no coatings for either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    Aern't th egreen ones supposed to be a little bit better in quality?

    I've been trying to find a local shop that sells the Pro1D versions,
    google search: hoya filter green purple

    the PRO1 are a step up again... you can get them in either Hoya or Kenko

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    my camera store told me that the Purple ones are higher quality than the green. better layers or sum shit.

    and about $8-10 more than the green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foonji View Post
    my camera store told me that the Purple ones are higher quality than the green. better layers or sum shit.

    and about $8-10 more than the green.
    Damn!

    I think you're right, maybe too much info overload or something??

    As always price is usually a gauge as to the quality.

    I just got me a purple one anyhow!

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    Pmack just helped me immensely with his experience. He commented that one of my photos looked blurry and asked if I had a HOYA CPL on when I took it with my 400D and 10-22mm because he had had a similar problem. I then took the following photos with and without the CPL 77mm in the green box and made in the Phillippines. And yes, the filter was clean! I have just cropped them down to about the size for this site and upoaded that, rather than resizing the whole photo. It's obvious which is which. I am now rather peed off that all my photos with that combination are sub-standard because of the crappy HOYA product. Does anyone know if HOYA stands behind their product or are we just supposed to know that the green label is crap?
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    For what it is worth ?
    http://www.2filter.com/hoya/Hoya.html
    Are Hoya are in trouble for price fixing in USA ?

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    The purple filters are also better suited for wide angle lens as the frame is thinner,

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