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

syder

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Apr 29, 2012
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Yes but I protect my 600mm with the hood. Are you saying you have a UV filter on yours? How expensive was that?

I stopped using b&w UV filters quite a while back - across all my lenses it would be costing me a significant amount. Sure if it got broke while I was away it would hurt, but hey that’s the chance I take. Everyone has a different approach to these things but I concur withJuangrande...
No. I was saying that there is no single $ cost to replace the front element on any lens as was ludicrously being claimed. Sorry that very simple statement was apprarently too hard for you to grasp.
 
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No. I was saying that there is no single $ cost to replace the front element on any lens as was ludicrously being claimed. Sorry that very simple statement was apprarently too hard for you to grasp.
I wasn't being rude. You can disagree with comments made by anyone - no issues - but insulting people frankly just undermines anything you say.
 

syder

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Apr 29, 2012
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I wasn't being rude. You can disagree with comments made by anyone - no issues - but insulting people frankly just undermines anything you say.
I said that I dont think you can replace the front element on a 600mm f4 for $70, because someone said that any font element was a $70 replacement. You made a snide comment about using a UV filter on one. Your comment wasn't relevant or helpful, and it wasn't designed to be.

Are you really arguing that a replacement front element on a 600mm f4 will cost $70? Or are you just trolling? I strongly suspect it's the latter.
 
I said that I dont think you can replace the front element on a 600mm f4 for $70, because someone said that any font element was a $70 replacement. You made a snide comment about using a UV filter on one. Your comment wasn't relevant or helpful, and it wasn't designed to be.

Are you really arguing that a replacement front element on a 600mm f4 will cost $70? Or are you just trolling? I strongly suspect it's the latter.
I completely agree, hence my question. I have the 600mm is mk ii and a 500mm Is Mark 1. When I got the 500mm I did look into a UV and you couldn’t get one. And hence my question was genuine - maybe things have changed.

In my nearly 30 years with Canon kit, I think I broke 1 lens whilst in Utah, 1 in Scotland, and 1 in Namibia. None of them was the front glass element. I used to “obsessively” buy a UV filter, but as the lenses got wider I stepped back and decided that they didn’t offer me enough for the cost. I used to have a specialist insurance (UK) for my kit, again I reviewed how much it was costing me and decided against.

I don’t know the cost of replacing a front element. I would suspect it would be twice the cost of a good uV filter - parts and labour. Maybe three times. However based on how many lenses I have, how many I have damaged, how many trips I have taken with them, for me a UV doesn’t work out. And that ignores any slight blurring of the image. I find a filter hood probably protects it better based on what I’ve broken before.

And yes, I know there are trolls here, and sometimes brief comments can trigger that viewpoint. Sometimes people just write quickly cause they don’t have time for a longer post. Nevertheless you can just ignore a troll or indeed anyone else, even if they didn’t understand what to you was a point well made and obvious.
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Btw, these filters are on back order if anyone is interested, available maybe Sept / early Oct. I looked at them, looked at Haida, looked at Aurora, and breakthrough will support more of my EF lenses than Haida, and I'm not sure about the fiddliness or the Aurora.

Of course, if I ever upgrade to RF lenses, then I'd have to flog these filters, but so far they look good.

On their site, they also give very good acknowledgement about the Canon ND & Circ Pola being very good also.
 
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snappy604

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Well Put a deposit down on an r5 today.. waited long enough to see if there were any issues.

I need an adaptor for my ef glass.. canon native or this? Has anyone tried it? and if so which filters did you buy/use?
 
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