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So in searching for a better filter setup for my lenses, I've decided that I want to go stick with Hoya because they've proven to be good in the past for me and they've got a great rep on here..without the price of B+W and Heliopan. I have a couple of standard Hoya CPL filters, and they've treated me very nicely. I want to upgrade to multicoat filters though, for both UV and CPL. Even Hoya's website isn't that clear, would I benefit that much from an SHMC vs a Pro1 DMC?

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Hoya Green series - no multicoating, made in philipines

Hoya Standard - 2 layers, made in japan

Hoya HMC - allows ~97% of light to pass through (not sure how many layer coating), made in japan

Hoya Super HMC - 12 layer multi coating, allows 99.7% of light to pass

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sorry to grave-dig a post, but does this still hold true? and does anyone have a side by side comparison of the HMC and S-HMC UV filters?

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Yes it does.

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Here's a thread I found.

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Better just to go with the SHMC IMO. It's the best they have to offer and a worth while investment. You want your filters to be intruding on your image quality as little as possible.

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Here's a great thread on filters.

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'Digital' seems to be a marketing gimmick! In the Hoya line, Hoya publishes that the light transmission thru the double coated is 93-94%, thru the HMC is 97%, thru the SHMC is 99.7% (B+W has 99.6%, newest Heliopans have 99.8% tranmission). The 'digital' Hoya have a number of newer gimmicks 'for digital'...I call them gimmicks because unlike any of their prior features, Hoya publishes NO QUANTITATIVE assessment of the benefit from any of the digital features! And they somewhat reluctantly acknowledge that the 'digital' filters only have the same transmission as the HMC filters, at 97% ! The newest line, the HD line comes closest to equalling the transmission performance of the SHMC at 99.35%, but it still falls short.

Hoya Single coated = 94% transmission, Hoya HMC = 97% transmission, Hoya Digital = 97%, Hoya HD = 99.35%
B+W MRC = 99.6% transmission, Hoya SHMC = 99.7% transmission, newest Heliopan = 99.8% transmission

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