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Breakthrough Photography launches the ‘Breakthrough R’ drop-in filters for the Canon EOS R system

Breakthrough Filters recently unveiled a new filter system called “Breakthrough R” designed specifically for the Canon EOS R system. Every filter type manufactured by Breakthrough Filters is now available in the “R” size option specifically for the “Breakthrough R. system including all-new filters such as Variable NDs and Black & White Polarizers.

These filters work with Canon’s Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R.

Design

“Breakthrough R” Drop-In Filters feature a rugged, weather-sealed construction designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance. And to make identifying filters fast and easy, each filter is color-coded. Multiple “Breakthrough R” filters are easily stored in an all-new compact travel-friendly case that fits up to 5 filters.

Largest Drop-In Filter Selection Ever

The new “Breakthrough R” Drop-In filter system has a wide range of 27 filters to choose from – Neutral Density, Polarizers, Dark CPLs, Infrared, Night Sky, VNDs, and Black and White Polarizers – and will be available for pre-order starting now.

Learn more about the Breakthrough R filter system now

X4 Circular Polarizer Performance: Highest Transmission, Lowest Color Cast

Performance is critical to pros, whether they’re shooting detailed landscape images or 8k video. The X4 CPL is one of the highest-rated and best-selling polarizers in the USA, with an unrivaled light transmission of 50.24%. When compared to industry-leading filter manufacturers of both circular and drop-in polarizers, the X4 CPL is followed by the Canon Drop-In CPL at 43.06%. The result of higher light transmission is faster shutter speeds, which can translate into sharper still images and the ability to use a lower ISO when shooting video. The  X4 CPL also has the flattest visible transmission curve yielding the most color neutral performance.

X4 Neutral Density Performance: Sharpest and Most Color Neutral ND Filters

Canon does not currently offer solid ND drop-in filters, however, the X4 ND performance exceeds industry-leading manufacturers such as Singh-Ray and B+W and Lee. The X4 ND has the most neutral color transmission throughout the visible range and well into infrared.

Dark CPLs, Night Sky and Infrared

Breakthrough Filters is announcing a number of other “Breakthrough R” filters available for pre-order, including Dark CPLs in 3, 6, or 10-stop densities. The Night Sky filter eliminates artificial light pollution between 570 and 610 nanometers of the visible light spectrum and the Infrared filter cuts visible light up to 720 nanometers.

Learn more about the Breakthrough R filter system now

Variable ND and Black & White CPLs

Breakthrough Filters is unveiling a “VND R Filter Set” which achieves the largest density range of 2 to 16-stops in only two VND filters — without the dreaded X pattern.

Previously filter makers would make numerous VND filters to cover such a large density range to limit the effects of cross-polarization.

However, the VND-R and Dark VND-R cover such a large density range without the X Pattern as found on standard circular VND filters, even on ultra-wide lenses such as the Canon 11-24mm.

The VND-R has an effective density range of 2 to 11-stops and Dark VND-R effectively stops down 10-16-stops. Both are available to preorder today starting at $129, or $249 for the VND R Filter Set.

Pricing and Availability

  • “Breakthrough R” drop-in filters are available to pre-order today and are estimated to start shipping on September 28th, 2020. Photographers can pre-order by visiting www.breakthroughfilters.com or available to pre-order at local retail stores.
  • “Breakthrough R” filters will be available in numerous filter types including Polarizers, Neutral Density, Dark CPLs, Variable NDs, Night Sky, Infrared and Clear.
  • Photographers with questions about “Breakthrough R” drop-in filters or which filter is right for them can contact a specialist at +1 877-762-8427 or start a chat directly from the Breakthrough Filters website.
  • Anyone who purchases online from Breakthrough Filters will receive free home delivery and the option to trade in their current Canon Drop-In filters for credit towards the purchase of any Breakthrough R” filters.

 

mb66energy

EOS R
Dec 18, 2011
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Not sure about weather sealing with this system. If you have a water splash on the filters on the front of the lens, it's ok. But if the water gets in between the lens and the sensor...
1 Tape over the filter access port (hassle while changing filters)
2 short watertight textile hose with two ribbons to keep water out
3 small hole on the underside of the EF-RF filter adapter to drain the water (don't forget to paint the inside of that hole matte black)

Hopefully they have some gasket between their filters or they will be available soon by a thirt (fourth?) party supplier.
 
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leadin2

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Apr 3, 2017
72
12
Singapore
Looks good! But the thought of having a filter between my sensor and lens is worrying me, especially if there are unnoticed particles on the filter. Neat solution though, I’m sticking with my Lee filters for the time being.
 

koenkooi

EOS R
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
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1,181
Looks good! But the thought of having a filter between my sensor and lens is worrying me, especially if there are unnoticed particles on the filter. Neat solution though, I’m sticking with my Lee filters for the time being.
On my RP it does a good job at keeping the dust out when changing lenses. I do have to use a blower to clean the filter every now and then :)
 
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leadin2

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Apr 3, 2017
72
12
Singapore
On my RP it does a good job at keeping the dust out when changing lenses. I do have to use a blower to clean the filter every now and then :)
I have the habit of cleaning before and after but just worrying what I am not able to see. Perhaps I have to try it out to know. The new R series comes with the normal adapter, I wonder if I can pay more to upgrade to the one with filter slot.
 

koenkooi

EOS R
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
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I have the habit of cleaning before and after but just worrying what I am not able to see. Perhaps I have to try it out to know. The new R series comes with the normal adapter, I wonder if I can pay more to upgrade to the one with filter slot.
I really like having a CPL for all my lenses, specifically for the MP-E65, using a front filter on that tends to degrade IQ when using a flash.
If you go with the filter adapter, be aware that there's no slot cover included, so you need to get the €99 clear filter as well.
 
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cayenne

EOS 5D Mark IV
CR Pro
Mar 28, 2012
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What's the difference between a X2 and X4 CPL on their filter system?

I thought a polarizer was a polarizer....?
 

wanderer23

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Feb 8, 2020
55
69
What's the difference between a X2 and X4 CPL on their filter system?

I thought a polarizer was a polarizer....?
Think it might have to do with the quality of the glass. I noticed the X2 vs X4 CLEAR filter is priced quite differently too....
 

leadin2

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Apr 3, 2017
72
12
Singapore
I really like having a CPL for all my lenses, specifically for the MP-E65, using a front filter on that tends to degrade IQ when using a flash.
If you go with the filter adapter, be aware that there's no slot cover included, so you need to get the €99 clear filter as well.
Yes, I always have UV-0 filters in front, life saviour for once and I always make sure every lens has one since then. Thanks for pointing out.
 

Aregal

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 3, 2018
78
85
Not sure about weather sealing with this system. If you have a water splash on the filters on the front of the lens, it's ok. But if the water gets in between the lens and the sensor...
A little strip gapher's tape will fix that real quick...hahah
 

Juangrande

EOS 90D
Mar 6, 2017
102
134
I really like having a CPL for all my lenses, specifically for the MP-E65, using a front filter on that tends to degrade IQ when using a flash.
If you go with the filter adapter, be aware that there's no slot cover included, so you need to get the €99 clear filter as well.
Or a piece of black gaffers tape.
 

BeenThere

EOS R
CR Pro
Sep 4, 2012
1,214
636
Eastern Shore
I really like having a CPL for all my lenses, specifically for the MP-E65, using a front filter on that tends to degrade IQ when using a flash.
If you go with the filter adapter, be aware that there's no slot cover included, so you need to get the €99 clear filter as well.
Or, replace the filter adapter with the $99. spacer adapter.