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Must admit to having been a fan of Hoya's line of HMC multi-coated filters for decades. This happened when I first saw a demonstration of these solid glass filters with their multi-coated surfaces that has been applied to both sides of the glass element many years ago, and never have I been let down by their products over the years. Their claim of over 97% light transmission has been tested and proven many times over the years, and with a good lens, is how a UV filter like this offers additional contrast and true color fidelity.

This Hoya 40.5mm UV HMC Lens Filter is the perfect one for my Nikon P7700 Digital Camera with its Nikkor ED Glass Lens 7.1x optical zoom lens. A camera lens is only as good as its weakest link, which is often the filter itself, and this multi-coated filter is the perfect match for the excellent optical qualities of this lens. The 40.5mm filter size isn't the most common to be found today, but luckily due to a resurgence of smaller, more compact digital cameras for enthusiasts and pros, the offerings are growing.

This filter has a pure matte black metal frame that helps to cut down on additional extraneous light reflections, and is slightly ridged at the front end to aid in removal when needed. Its thin-frame design is excellent for those times when you might want to use a lens shade or 'stack' a circular polarizer on front. It goes without saying that it's also a good lens protector, and that can be quite important if you've ever lost a lens cap in the field. The filter comes packaged in a hinged plastic case with a foam plastic insert to keep the filter surface from being rubbed in transit.

For the Nikon purist, there's also the Nikon 40.5mm Screw-on NC Filter which is available here, and it will certainly protect the front lens element of the P7700 along with those Nikon 1 Digital Camera lenses that have a 40.5mm filter thread. Either the Nikon or the Hoya HMC filter won't affect the color hues (visible light spectrum), and the multi-colored glass of these filters is designed to reduce flare as well. As a long-time user of both the Hoya and Nikon filters, this user can attest to that with thousands of images from over the years.

Weighing all of its qualities, the Hoya 40.5mm UV HMC Lens Filter was the perfect choice for the new Nikon P7700, and with its fast f/2.0 aperture, it's not just good for protection, but also offers excellent speed, optical performance, and dollar performance for the investment. This one is a 5-star product, and highly recommended.

11/10/2012
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on March 22, 2017
Fits fine on 16-50 kit of sony a6000.
It can be used permanently as protector.
The ring border protrudes 3mm from lens, so the Sony original lens plastic cover can be used over it with good grip.
I'm not an expert, I only use it as protector. Be aware that many experts don't consider necesary a UV filter for modern digital fotography,
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on June 5, 2013
I ordered this filter when I ordered my Nikon P7700. It's a good grade optical glass filter.

I also purchased the Nikon P7700 at the same time and it will accomodate a 40.5mm screw on filter. I think it's important that you put a filter on your lenses, if they'll accept one. It's worth it's weight in gold as far as protecting your front objective, and its optical grade glass has no effect on your camera's function.

Order one when you order your lens or camera...and take both out of the box at the same time and put the filter on your camera, and leave it. You'll be happy you did.

Highly recommended.
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on April 29, 2017
It's been 5 years and both filters have started to break small pieces of glass off inside my lenses. I have thrown both away!
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on May 6, 2016
good filter, fits well, screws on easily without binding, comparison of pics with and without filter show almost no aberration/distortion of images when viewed at very high magnification (Avg daylight conditions shot at 400 & 800 ISO, Olympus Kit lens). Continue to be very happy with Hoya Filters
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on April 21, 2014
It is hard to clean. It has more flare than my friend's BW filter. I use this filter on my NEX 16-50mm pancake lens for my trip to Indonesia.
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What more is there to say. It fits, it's thin, it does the job it is supposed to do. Love Hoya filters. Delivery was slow, though....
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on April 14, 2017
as expected.
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on April 28, 2013
I couldn't care less about the fact that this is a UV filter; I simply purchased two of them to protect two of my lenses from scratches and impact. The quality seems pretty sturdy for the price, and has a nice weight to it (as in, it's not flimsy). The glass portion of the filter appears mid-ranged, but does the job I need it to do. So far, I haven't noticed any sort of quality reduction in any of my photographs.
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on May 8, 2017
As expected clean and fast shipment. I got it very quickly in a nice packae easy to install. You should get it two
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