Marumi DHG Super Lens Protect 62mm Filter

$29.95

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  • Hard protection: Coating guards from scratches
  • Water and oil repellent: Water, oil and fingerprints simply wipe off
  • Antifouling: Easy clean coating

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Marumi

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B001F7BFLA

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Size:Marumi DHG Super Lens Protect Filter 62mm

The high-quality Marumi filters were specially developed for digital photography. Each filter is equipped with a specially developed coating that prevents internal reflection of the camera's CCD and CMOS sensors. In addition, a special, thin frame with a satin finish and the BlackInk Process prevent reflections. Marumi DHG Super Circular Polarizing Filters have the same features as the High Grade Filters, with 2 additional benefits:

Hard protection: protects the surface of the lens from scratches, even with very frequent use.
Water and oil repellent: water and oil drops are easy to wipe off.


Product information Size:Marumi DHG Super Lens Protect Filter 62mm Product Dimensions 4.25 x 0.71 x 3.74 inches Item Weight 2.11 ounces ASIN B001F7BFLA Item model number DHG62SLPR

Buying a decent quality filter to protect a good lens can be an exercise in how much one feels like reading often-conflicting reviews and opinions. It's sometimes as bad as reading reviews and analysis with comments as to why one DSLR may be better than another, or why one zoom lens may produce 0.2% more barrel distortion than another. We've all seen them. But this Marumi DHG Super MC Lens Protect Slim Safety Filter 52mm seems to be one of the less pretentious and more straightforward filters of its type in a competitive market, and now I have a few of them.

Likes:

+ Excellent machining and optical quality throughout; filter is made in Japan
+ Low profile, 5mm depth; no edge vignetting even when stacked with a polarizer
+ Hard multicoated protection; fingerprints and water spots wipe off easier
+ Black edge treated non-reflective rim; eliminates reflections

Dislikes:

- None found

Years ago it was the UV vs. skylight filter argument, and then multicoated filters arrived on the market, and that seemed to change everything. Photographers bought these arguments in many cases, and were often caught up in the maelstrom of getting rid of perfectly good filters for the sake of having the latest and greatest piece of glass on the front of their lens.

But along the way something was forgotten, an even older point that was forgotten over the years: drop your lens and the chances are slim that the front glass element will get damaged. It's the filter threads on the front of the lens that usually gets the impact, and as any camera repairman can tell you, this can get costly to the point of being prohibitive in some cases. One good way to protect against this is to use your lens shade; the other is to use a UV, skylight or protective filter. Just because a lens may be reasonably priced is no reason to put a cheap and possibly inferior filter on it. I fortunately have a small supply of the older Nikon 52mm L37C UV haze filters that have been in use for years, but the Nikon 52mm Screw-on NC Filter is its multi-coated replacement, and does not affect color balance. It's a protective filter that also reduces glare for outdoor shooting. If you explore here, you'll find others, such as some from Hoya, Sigma and others. It's a subjective choice, but be sure to get a good one.

Going against current manufacturing trends, the Marumi DHG Super MC filter is made in Japan, and comes packaged in a rectangular clamshell package with nothing touching the filter surface. Some filters come in soft plastic pouches where the plastic rubs against the surface when in transit, which isn't good. This filter is well made, with no play between the glass and the metal ring. The six-layer low reflective multicoating on this DHG (Digital High Grade) filter keeps reflections from bouncing between the back side of the filter and the front element of the lens. The black non-reflective satin metal frame helps to eliminate reflections, and Marumi notes that a black ink process has been used on the glass edge to eliminate flare. The frame has some slight ribbing on the edge of the metal frame to make it easier for removal when necessary. This is considered to be a low-profile filter, and in actual use exhibited no edge vignetting even when stacked with a polarizer.

Giving credit where credit is due, had read various blurbs about the Marumi Super DHG Filters, but a friend who is a sports photographer had personally recommended them highly, noting that they were excellent for guarding against oily smudges and water spots, something that he encounters regularly. I found the same and eliminated the problems with the use of a simple microfiber cloth. Under a far more adverse situation (following a bombing fly-by run by a seagull), found that using a LensPen NLP-1 worked, as noted in my review of the same. A thorough follow-up with a Nikon MicroKlear Cleaning Cloth completed the job when I returned home.

Bottom Line:

This Marumi DHG Super MC Lens Protect Slim Safety Filter 52mm is an excellent product for basic lens protection, and it's more reasonably priced than might be expected. The first was purchased earlier this year to protect a new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens that I had purchased here, and even though I already have an array of Nikon and Hoya 52mm filters, this seemed to closely resemble the Nikon NC Filter in terms of being color neutral. You may have to search here for your size, but this is a highly recommended 5-star product, and I'm glad that I listened to the advice of my friend.

9/12/2012

I was in the market for a high quality clear filter to put on my Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that I use with my Nikon D800. Knowing that UV is not a problem with digital sensors, it didn't matter to me whether or not the filter cut the UV radiation. What mattered to me was protection for my front element and to help keep the moisture/dust off of it. My initial thought was to buy a B+W filter to match my XS-Pro Kaesemann CP. However, the B+W filters are too wide to allow a lens hood onto the lens. With the CP filter on I wasn't too concerned that I could not use my hood but I intended leaving this clear filter on and thus wanted the ability to use my lens hood. So I began a search of lens filters that are high enough quality glass to match a lens as nice as this Nikkor but also one that would allow my hood to come on and off. After much research I came upon the Marumi DHG lens filters. Review after review placed these filters near to or equal in quality to the B+W series. In addition to allowing my hood to fit, they retailed at around half the price of the B+W filters. So I decided to give one a try to see if it truly was a nice as I had read.

The filter came in a small plastic filter box. Inspection of the filter showed it was clean, free of dust or particles and required no additional cleaning (something that many other filters seem to require). The filter ring is metalic, similar to the B+W filters, and very solidly constructed. Threading it required a little extra finesse to get right but being a left-handed person, this could easily have been an operator error. I then took a series of photos with and without the filter on and could see absolutely no difference in lighting, vignetting or color rendition. The next morning was particularly foggy and I took it out before sun-up to get some fog images. I had no trouble with moisture on the lens and more importantly, I was not worried about my actual lens elements getting moisture with the filter attached.

All in all, I'm very pleased with my choice of Marumi DHG filter for my Nikkor 24-70mm lens. I was more than willing to spend 2 to 3 times the price to insure my front element remain protected and probably would have if not for the issue of my hood. But fortunately, I was able to achieve a quality equal to B+W glass that will also allow my hood to go on and off. I am currently considering purchasing a Marumi ND filter. If and when I do, I'll update my findings on the quality of Marumi products.

As soon as I received Marumi filter I started my tests. This filter is built very well, against the top of the line filters, I can say that Optically, haze, light reflection, light transmission, clarity, chromatic aberration is not existent with this filter, multicoating is the same as any other expensive top of the line filter. tested it vs hoya and B&w. Marumi gives the same quality but with a bit lower price.
used this filter for a few months now and still in perfect condition.
easy to clean (anti finger\water protection) and scratch protection really makes my nature photo sessions a breeze.
The filter is really easy to screw on top of your lens, I can barely notice it due to slim design.
I hit my lens on the table corner with this filter on. I was really amazed that after that hit nothing happened... not even a scratch.

I can recommend this product with full heart.

Marumi Super DHG filters have served me well over the past few years. Yes, there are far cheaper filters but optically these are terrific, add little distortion if any to your lens/camera setup, and the Super DHG models are so easy to clean. Tiffen filters - when they get dirty cleaning them is a real chore, but not these Marumi filters. Well machined too, I've never had a problem with them matching the threads on my lenses like some of the cheap filters. Nice plastic reusable storage container comes with each filter so that you can take them off and store them in your bag in the field.

This is not a well known brand of filter but the company has had some excellent reviews on various photographic sites. I was a little dubious about this filter at first as the seller seemed to be a non specialist retailer and I had read about some other filter brands that been faked in the past.
Upon inspection the case did not seem to reflect a high quality product but the filter itself looked to be of good quality. Optically it looks to have a good quality anti reflective coating and distortion free glass. I have used it on an expensive quality 'pro' lens and the image quality is almost entirely the same with and without the filter attached. It has already saved the front of this lens from a drenching in melted snow and road salt when a lorry hit a puddle close to where I was taking a photo. Really glad I had it on and it cleaned up easy too. I also plan to use it in wilder weather and by the sea to protect the lens. I'm satisfied I have bought the genuine article and am very pleased with the filter.

Filters, love them or hate them, this is not the place to argue. I do use them, as I am a bit clumsy and prone to dropping things. They have saved a couple of lenses for me. But any bit of glass between you and your subject can detract from the image clarity, cause unwanted ghosting or reflections etc. I found these marumi dhg filters a while ago. They do not seem to detract from the image, I cannot tell an image taken with them off or on, apart from ghosting, which is very slight. The coatings on these are fantastic, they do resist dirt and they do clean up very well with proper lens cleaner. If you point a lens with one of these marumi filters at a bright light in a dark room, you will see a slightly more visible ghost image than if you repeat with the filter off. But it is very slight, and much better than any other filter I have tried, including a Hoya Pro cost filter. If you do want a filter, these are a good choice.

Filters, love them or hate them, this is not the place to argue. I do use them, as I am a bit clumsy and prone to dropping things. They have saved a couple of lenses for me. But any bit of glass between you and your subject can detract from the image clarity, cause unwanted ghosting or reflections etc. I found these marumi dhg filters a while ago. They do not seem to detract from the image, I cannot tell an image taken with them off or on, apart from ghosting, which is very slight. The coatings on these are fantastic, they do resist dirt and they do clean up very well with proper lens cleaner. If you point a lens with one of these marumi filters at a bright light in a dark room, you will see a slightly more visible ghost image than if you repeat with the filter off. But it is very slight, and much better than any other filter I have tried, including a Hoya Pro cost filter. If you do want a filter, these are a good choice.

All of my previous purchases of Lens Filters have been HOYA.

Having checked the price of a HOYA 95mm Filter I did some further research and discovered MARUMI....a brand I was not aware of.
Feedback was excellent ....price was a 1/3rd less than an equivalent HOYA....so I went for it.

Very well pleased, excellent tight fit...a quality product !

I've used Marumi lens filters for some time now. I've just bought an Olympus 300mm f4 lens and I needed something to protect the front element when I'm photographing wildlife. It was a no-brainer. Buy with confidence.

Well made. Bit pricey for what it is, but had problems cleaning Hoya HMC, always left with an oily streaky surface, which probably had no effect on the quality of the pictures, so decided to try this make with the extra oil and watet repellant coating

It took me some time to track down what appears to be a non-standard filter size and the requirement for just a plain glass lens to protect a Panasonic HCX 900 vidcam. Having never hear of Marumi, I was delighted when it arrived. The coated glass lens is fitted to a well machined metal rim and fits perfectly. Excellent.

great

Reasonably priced lens protector - seems just fine. Nothing much to review but doing this to (hopefully) stop Amazon sending even more email asking for review.

Really good quality filter...

I have had this lens protector for a while and it works well - no complaints.

Always look for Marumi first when choosing filters.

Excellent protection and cuts the uv well when in high light conditions . I have also-used it in normal light as a lens protector and have no complaints about picture quality

Does the trick, mainly bought it for protection of the lens at the coast. Have also used it in front of the lens for bird photography and flying butterflies. Haven't found any problems with the quality of my images while using it.

This is the third Marumi filter that I have purchased including their Circular polarising Filter. They are slim-line and effective. I did wait until they were on offer and have not regretted it. Excellent bit of kit!