The Hoya 86mm Ultraviolet UV (C) Haze Filter is a wise initial investment. It helps protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture, and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. The “C” on the filter ring designates Hoya’s thinner design for this filter. This filter has its UV properties in the multi-coating. The result is an average light transmission of over 97% giving sharp contrast and well balanced color. Hoya HMC filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of today’s multi-coated digital lenses. It is multi-coated to minimize reflections and reduce flare and ghosting.
Good choice for digital photography.
If desired it can be left on the lens at all times for protection.
Haze filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details.
Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees.