Last Updated on 03/31/2013 by Chris Gampat
We’re not sure how we missed this one back at CES, but Hoya’s new HD2 filters are really quite jaw dropping. In the video after the jump, a company rep smacks the filter repeatedly with a pipe–and it doesn’t shatter. The process starts with chemically hardened L37 optical glass has almost four times the strength of normal optical glass–or so they claim. Hoya then uses a 16-layer (8 layer each side) nano-coating process that yields a multi-coated filter with an extremely high transmission curve. The top layer is made into a hardened anti-scratch layer that is also stain and water resistant. The filters also can come in the circular polarizer type, which uses a special High-Trans circular polarizing film that has 41% greater light transmission than standard circular polarizing film, the company once again claims.
They’re available for purchase right now.
Nuff’ talking now–more smash!
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