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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.

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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.

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