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MRC coating is a good thing to consider if you want your filter to last long enough for your lens. MRC stands for Multi Resistant Coating is something like the weather seal for lenses. Its necessary if you tend to shoot in extreme conditions against mist/dust/water drops etc etc. MRC gives you a few benefits: Cleaning is easier. More resistant to ...


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I have used both and know for fact that the HOYA will bind readily to other filter you stack it on. You will find yourself spending time trying to separate them every time you use it. Very annoying factor. I am tired of having to carry those wrenches to unbind them. B+W lines made off brass and just won't bind. Those XS-Pro filters are even thinner than ...


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B+W filters use brass rings, vs Hoya, which uses aluminum rings. Now, I will preface this that I am not sure about Hoya HD, as its new and there is no info on the Hoya website. However the Pro1 line is aluminum. B+W uses brass because it is less susceptible to shrinking/growing in cold/hot weather, and won't bind to filter threads on a lens. This means that ...


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"and I'm looking for a filter to protect the front element" Don't. Add a lenshood and keep the front cap on when you aren't shooting. Any filter will compromise the optics of your expensive lens. "I've decided to go with B+W since they seem to have the best quality to match my L lens." That's the right thing to do for any filter, especially if it's going ...



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