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    Re: Broken Hoya HD CP Filter

    My package just arrived via UPS. Right before Thanksgiving, I sent in both the broken Hoya HD CP filter and an identical unbroken one asking for it to be inspected. The one-year warranty was just about up on both.

    Both appear to rotate without any trouble and both have clean glass. One is slightly stiffer to rotate whereas the other rotates very freely, but the one isn't overly stiff. I'm guessing the stiffer one might be the one that was repaired since both rotated freely before the one broke. My only cost was to ship the package out to them. Hoya paid for the return shipping.

    Prior to getting these Hoya HD CP filters, I was using a couple of B+W CP filters. The reason I changed was because of the yellowish green colors of foliage I was getting from the B+W CP filters. It was very difficult to correct in Photoshop. The strange color cast hasn't been an issue since switching to the Hoya HD CP filters.

    So two thumbs up for Hoya.


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    Re: Broken Hoya HD CP Filter

    Broken Hoya HD CP Filter
    I put these on their respective lenses yesterday and went out to shoot. There was a difference between them that I noticed once they were mounted. Earlier I mentioned the one that was repaired was slightly stiffer although not overly stiff. Once they were mounted, there was a little more sideways movement (more like a sideways wobble) in the filter that wasn't broken compared with the repaired filter. When grasping the front parts of both filters, there is a little play in them.

    So I compared that to a Hoya HD2 CP filter in 67mm that is on a different lens. That too has a slight bit of play (sideways wobble) but isn't overly loose. It doesn't have quite the wobble as the unbroken HD CP filter. And that might be normal for all CP filters since they require movement. So now I'm wondering if the filter that wasn't broken (but was sent in for inspection) will eventually snap off like the other one.

    So as a precaution, I ordered a new CP filter. As much as I love the colors of these HD CP filters, I decided not to get another Hoya filter. Instead, I just ordered a new B+W CP filter that I have never tried. In the past, I wasn't happy with the shift in greens from my B+W CP filters, but this is a different CP filter. It too is supposed to have a slim profile and allow a front lens cap.

    EDIT: This week I also emailed the Hoya rep who was in touch with me regarding my broken filter. I asked if the Hoya HD3 CP filter ($199) has the same mount as mine. So far I haven't heard back and am hesitant to spend that kind of money without knowing if it is the same mount. The color-pop from these HD CP filters is excellent. I'm hoping the B+W CP filter I just ordered will yield similar results.

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