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Heliopan 55mm Protection Filter

B&H # HEPMC55 Mfr # 705500
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You Pay: $72.99
Product Highlights
  • SH-PMC 16 Layer Multi-Coating
  • Less Flare / Increased Color Saturation
  • Dust, Moisture Repellent
  • Use for General Front Element Protection
  • Rugged Brass Filter Ring
  • Slim Mount Design/Retains Front Threads
  • High-Quality Schott Glass
  • Lifetime Warranty

The 55mm Protection Filter from Heliopan is more than a wise initial investment. It not only keeps dirt and grime off your valuable optic but keeps the front element safe, thereby avoiding costly repairs.

A Protection filter can not only help minimize the bluish cast sometimes found under cloudy or open shade conditions, but it is also the best available protection against accidental damage to the front element of your lens. A lens that accidentally gets dropped on its front element while hiking can potentially be saved by purchasing this item. Some people refer to a Protection filter  as "cheap insurance". As a lens protector, it should be left on at all times.

The reputation of Schott glass is world renowned. The high production standards combined with a sturdy brass filter ring make these filters hard well worth the investment. Heliopan filters have a "feel" that is distinctive. They may feel heavier than other protection filters from other companies but the benefit is in the construction and results. Not only is the glass exceptional but so is the seal between the ring and glass. Schott Glass used in the manufacture of this filter is legendary and synonymous with the highest standards of filter production.

The filter ring is made from brass yielding a stronger product. Brass filter rings are also less prone to jamming. In addition, the seal between the glass and filter ring is exceptionally strong giving the filter added strength and durability.

Heliopan has been a leader in the filter industry since 1949. They are known for their high quality and production standards. Their slim mounts facilitate using them with wider angle lenses. Heliopan offers most of their filters with either their standard hard coating or with their industry leading SH-PMC 16 layer multi-coating that transmits over 99.5% of the light striking it on to the image plane for the lowest flare and greatest color saturation. As a benefit, the top layer of the filter prevents dust and moisture from accumulating on the filter surface.

If desired, it can be left on the lens at all times for protection
No increase in exposure is required
SH-PMC 16 layer multi-coating that transmits over 99.5% of the light striking it
This filter minimizes flare while increasing color saturation
Dust and moisture are repelled
Type Protection
Size 55mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Yes, 16 layer multi-coated
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Transmits over 99.5% of the light striking it on to the image plane for the lowest flare and greatest color saturation
Application General protection
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 55mm
Front Lens Cap Size 55mm
Heliopan 55mm Protection Filter
  • Plastic Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    • You Pay: $4.95

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