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Fake or Real Hoya HD?

 
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Mar 29, 2010 21:24 |  #16

+1 on maxsaver. I have several from them. All are good.


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Mar 30, 2010 05:34 |  #17

Spelling mistakes are pretty common, especially for products originating from a less than "international-grade" companies from non-European countries.


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Mar 30, 2010 14:08 |  #18

It says 'Licesed" on both my Hoya HD filter's boxes. I bought one from a brick and mortar store in France and the other one from an Australian Ebay seller. They've performed very well. Even if they were to be fake, I would have no complaint because they actually do their job without degrading IQ.


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Sep 09, 2010 10:14 |  #19

hi guys, what about the reflection rate as seen by eyes? is it better (lesser) than SHMC & Pro1D series? if it is I doubt it's fake = /




  
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Sep 16, 2010 23:50 |  #20

I bought a HD Cir-PL 82mm off eBay Hong Kong seller and mine also say "licesed". I thought I bought a fake knock off, freaked out, and did a search and found this thread.

I guess it is not fake, since stuff bought from brick and mortar has the same misspelling?

In terms of the quality, it looks just like any of my Hoya filters. super transparent, and polarizing does work very well. This is my first HD polarizer and it does block less light as my Super HMC version, as it was advertized. I think this is genuine.




  
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Nov 21, 2010 17:59 as a reply to  @ johnny_boy's post |  #21

I bought Hoya HD UV from sighterz at www.sighterz.com (external link) with exactly the same wrong typo.I am pretty convinced it is genuine with the bar code # 24066 05106. The thread fits on my Tokina 11-16 spot on alright. Hoya is made by Tokina. You can tell/feel the genuinity of this filter when they are matched together.

What keep me wonder is why on front of the box some writes mm at the filter size, some just a double digit without mm, some just UV, some UV(0).

p.s: BTW, I am a newbie. Just plunged into DSLR with EOS 7D , Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX , Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Demb Flash Bracket and diffuser, Kata bag DR- 467i , Manfrotto Bogen 7302YB M-Y 7302 Tripod, Herringbone heritage Hand Grip Camera Strap,other bits and pieces.

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Jul 14, 2014 05:27 as a reply to  @ post 9895034 |  #22

Hey! Atention, they are Fake Hoya HD filters on ebay!

I purchaced one from this seller: http://www.ebay.com …s-protector-/121360744168 (external link)

The Hoya filter is quite diferente from the original:
-The package is almost equal (they also have the typo), the black color is diferente, in the original package is mate black and in the fake is bright black.
- The filter plastic boxis also almost equal but they have imperfections compared with the original box.
- The filter is very diferent, diferent reflective color, more reflections in the fotos (flares), the side marks (lettering) in the original is made by paint and in the fake is made like by lazer. The fake lens has some small dust particles from factory. The original lens has no dust from factory.

More details:
http://www.larryanda.c​om …-spot-a-fake-lens-filter/ (external link)




  
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Jul 14, 2014 10:48 as a reply to  @ softjad's post |  #23

Doggone it, 4 years later after this heads up the first time, you would have thought the counterfeits would be no more. Who would have thought this? And from a zero feedback seller? ;)


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Jul 14, 2014 15:32 |  #24

This is why I bought by filters at BH. It's not worth the risk to get things on ebay unless you're looking to buy a fake.


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Jul 14, 2014 15:42 |  #25

I ordered my Hoya HD from hkdzone on ebay and got the real thing. It arrived in about 7 days and includes tracking.
http://www.ebay.com …at=0&_nkw=hoya+​hd&_sop=15 (external link)


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Jul 15, 2014 20:57 as a reply to  @ post 9895034 |  #26

I have a 77mm version and it's spelled correctly


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Jul 16, 2014 10:25 |  #27

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17030990 (external link)
Doggone it, 4 years later after this heads up the first time, you would have thought the counterfeits would be no more. Who would have thought this? And from a zero feedback seller? ;)

always trust a Chinese seller with 0 feedback :)


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Dec 09, 2015 13:31 |  #28

I recently bought a canon 100mm macro lens, and so needed a 67mm HD Protector filter, Not using the one on my 70 - 300, I borrowed it for the new lens and ordered another one from Amazon. ( not Amazon themselves, but Amazon Market place, the seller has their own site and also sells on eBay, It was £25, a lot cheaper than rrp.

The new one arrived today, and on inspection was very different from my first one, The coating on the metal mount is mat black, whereas the first is gloss black, I had difficulty in screwing the new filter in, and it didn't seem to have as long a thread as the original.

I've read that fakes are often lighter than genuine ones , so I put both on a chemical balance, but the new one was a good bit heavier than my original!

I have in all 2 x 67mm and one 77mm HD Protectors, the 77 and my first 67 both have "licesed" on the box, but the new one has "licensed" also on the new one the "HD GLASS" description is different, and so is the manufacture details. Now Kenko Tokina ( see pic) I'm wondering if the new company has made changes, I have to say, I prefer the original shiny black one, the thread seems to fit altogether better.

Angling the filters ( either side is the same) to see the reflection of my ceiling light, both the 67's have a definite greenish tinge, the 77 is perfectly neutral, as is my 77 B&H.

I would appreciate any comments on this please.

Thanks a lot ...Pete


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Dec 15, 2015 07:22 |  #29

Just an update to the above post,
I contacted Hoya in Japan, pointing out my concerns regarding the mat/glossy paint issues and the elected colour, and this is what they said, it's certainly put my mind at ease

cheers...Pete


We thank you for your inquiry to our products.

We would like to inform you that both products are genuine.
There were gloss and matting frame by the HD filter size for the
previous product (
i).
The recent products are unified all to a matte frame.
A company's name is being also corrected in KenkoTokina.

The cause the reflected color looks different is because the reflectivity by the coating doesn't become uniform just a little in all band.
It's less than 1 %, but the reflectivity is different in the numerical value depending on bands a little by coated situation.
When the red reflectivity value is high slightly, it looks pale pink.
When the green reflectivity value is high slightly, it looks pale green.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Best regards,
Ken H.

Tokina/HOYA supporting unit, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd




  
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