Get 5% off Loupedeck CT with code: Ephotozine5

Be Aware Of Counterfeit Hoya Filters

When buying a Hoya filter, ensure it's not a counterfeit that's, quite literally, constructed from window glass.

|  Industry News
 Add Comment

Counterfeit Hoya filters


Grey imports and counterfeit goods are something the photography industry are continuously battling and today, Intro2020 has found several counterfeit Hoya filters listed on AliExpress as well as other websites.

The UK-based distributor purchased some of the counterfeits so they could have the glass tested by Hoya in Japan and the results showed that the glass in the counterfeit filters was, quite literally, window glass.


Counterfeit Hoya filters


Counterfeits can be quite easy to spot as they often have errors on the packaging (see the above images) and are, most of the time, available at a much lower price to the real thing. 

Those purchasing Hoya filters who want to check that they are making a purchase from a reputable source can visit the Intro2020 website where they will find a list of Hoya stockists who are based in the UK and supplied by Intro2020.

Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, WEX

It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.

Other articles you might find interesting...

XP Distribution Has A New Corporate Identity
Introducing The Car-Boot Box Tidy For Photographers
CamRanger 2 Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award 2020
The Nik Collection 3 By DxO Wins 2020-2021 EISA Award For 'B...
EISA AWARDS 2020-2021: Photography & Smartphone Winners
Nikon Wins Four 2020-2021 EISA Awards
Two EISA Awards For Tamron Lenses
Nikon Northern Europe Introduces 2 New Ambassadors

There are no comments here! Be the first!

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.