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Breakthrough Photography Professional ND & UV Filters With ‘Traction’ Frame Designs

Breakthrough Photography have announced their line of Neutral Density and UV filters called the X-Series filters.

The X-Series filters will be available first via pre-order on Kickstarter.

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HIGHEST QUALITY OPTICS

The X-Series ND and UV filters incorporate SCHOTT B270 and AGC glass made in Germany and Japan and feature an independently developed state-of-the-art 16-Layer Multi-Resistant Coating to increase light transmission, nanotec nano coating layers to repel dirt, water and other elements and weather-sealing.

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TRACTION FRAME DESIGN

“We really tried to take the legacy standard flat black filter design back to the drawing board to really understand what it was that photographers needed in order for a filter to be most effective. Of all the various prototypes and frame materials, the ones with texture in the metal were the clear winners among photographers” said founder and photographer Graham Clark.

The X2 and X3 filters feature a new filter design which incorporates texture in the metal achieved by CNC machining brass and environmentally friendly aluminum.

“When I first felt these traction filters I thought ‘Why don’t all filters have this?’ It makes getting filters on and off a whole lot easier” said acclaimed outdoor and nature photographer Art Wolfe in the startups Kickstarter video.

DESIGNED FOR WIDE-ANGLE FULL-FRAME SETUPS

“In our extensive field tests, we found that 4mm filters on 16mm lenses produced +1 stop of light falloff. At 3.7mm the vignetting was entirely eliminated on our full-frame setups. Our standard flat black X1 and X2 traction filters have 3.5mm, whereas our X3 traction filters are machined down to 3.2mm.”

Worldwide Pricing and Availability

The X-Series filters will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter on November 6th, 2014.

“We’re really excited to bring our new line of unique and innovative filters to the photography community on Kickstarter first” says founder and photographer Graham Clark. “We’ll be offering a one-time launch sale price of up to 50% off, just in time for the holiday season. the Kickstarter is successful, the X-Series filters will be available on B&H, Adorama and Amazon starting in January, 2015.”

The X-Series Kickstarter can be found by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breakthrough/x-series-traction-filters

$109 X3 Traction ND in 3-stop or 6-stop (Available in January 2015)
$79 X3 Traction UV (Available in December 2014)
$59 X2 Traction ND in 3-stop or 6-stop (Available in January 2015)
$39 X2 Traction UV (Available in December 2014)
$25 X1 UV Standard Flat Black (Available in December 2014)

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X3 key features:

Available in either Neutral Density or UV
SCHOTT B270 optical glass made in Germany
State-of-the-art 16-Layer Multi-Resistant Coating
nanotec Nano Coating Layers to repel dirt and water
3.2mm Traction frame CNC Machined from brass
Weather-sealed construction
Available in small, medium and large sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 57mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm

X2 key features:

Available in either Neutral Density or UV
AGC glass made in Japan
State-of-the-art 8-Layer Multi-Resistant Coating
nanotec Nano Coating Layers to repel dirt and water
3.5mm Traction frame CNC Machined from aluminum
Weather-sealed construction
Available in small, medium and large sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 57mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm

X1 key features:

Available in UV
State-of-the-art 4-Layer Multi-Resistant Coating
3.5mm Traction frame CNC Machined from aluminum
Weather-sealed construction
Available in small, medium and large sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 57mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm

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