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Aug 12, 2008 10:41 |  #1

I have a set of Hoya CPL's on both my lenses and was just handed a pair of sunpak's HG filters by a coworker who switched lenses. He never used them.

Has anyone used these yet ?

http://www.2filter.com​/sunpak/sunpak_digital​.html (external link)

Average cost is $70-100 for one which seems awfully high for a 'sunpak' filter.

Lifetime warranty, alloy casing, front threads, multi coating.

Appears that Marumi manufacturer's them.

Opinions ?

http://www.2filter.com …k/SunpakDHGHoya​DPro1.html (external link)

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Aug 13, 2008 00:27 |  #2

That bad eh ?

I'll just recycle them then.

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Aug 13, 2008 00:41 |  #3

i used Sunpak filters a couple of years ago & i hadnt noticed any IQ degradation but i was just starting then so im not really a good judge of IQ at that time. after a few months of using them, i've was told to stay away from Sunpaks because they are not good filters so i switched to Marumis which i still use up to now. i find them quite good but after reading your post & finding out that Marumi manufactures Sunpak filters, im having doubts on the IQ of my pics. maybe i should test my lenses w/ & w/o the filters...


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Aug 13, 2008 07:46 |  #4

I use them and the quality seems to be fine.


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Aug 13, 2008 07:51 as a reply to  @ Lars Leber's post |  #5

Never used them before. I thought Sunpak only made flash units. Nevertheless, try both filters and examine the results closely. Sometimes it's surprising to see that even the 'crap' brands don't influence IQ enough to be visible.


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Aug 13, 2008 08:38 |  #6

i have Sunpak UV DHG on my 70-200f4L, no problem at the time of usage.


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Aug 13, 2008 10:15 as a reply to  @ engrmariano's post |  #7

I use sunpak cpl's and never had any issues, either.


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