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

syder

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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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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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ColorBlindBat

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Has anyone that ordered any of their drop in filters received them?

Asking as:
Aug 4th - announced here
Aug 5th - placed order for two filters
Sep 28th - expected shipment date

I tried contacting them on October 10th and was told "soon".

It is now mid-November and nothing but crickets...
 
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Has anyone that ordered any of their drop in filters received them?

Asking as:
Aug 4th - announced here
Aug 5th - placed order for two filters
Sep 28th - expected shipment date

I tried contacting them on October 10th and was told "soon".

It is now mid-November and nothing but crickets...

I ordered mine on Sept 14th. I have been in touch a few times (email). There was a redesign of the drop in filters. COVID doesn’t help matters at all. Their last email to me was a little snippy.
 

snappy604

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I ordered mine on Sept 14th. I have been in touch a few times (email). There was a redesign of the drop in filters. COVID doesn’t help matters at all. Their last email to me was a little snippy.

thanks for sharing. I kept checking with them and emailed some questions and also had useless responses. glad I decided not to follow through... I'm always wary of pre-ordering, too many disappointing stories. I still hope they put out a decent product, but maybe they were overly ambitious.
 
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docsmith

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I have three on order. Nothing so far. I exchanged emails with them in the end of November. No reasons were given, but I was told end of November to early December on the delivery. But, I was also told I could cancel and get a full refund.

Given the world affairs, I am not in a rush and will wait a bit longer. But, if I do not see something by say the second week of December, I will consider my options.
 
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ColorBlindBat

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Thanks for the replies. It looks like I'm not the only one waiting for what seems to be an overly long time relative to what they originally stated.
 

snappy604

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I have three on order. Nothing so far. I exchanged emails with them in the end of November. No reasons were given, but I was told end of November to early December on the delivery. But, I was also told I could cancel and get a full refund.

Given the world affairs, I am not in a rush and will wait a bit longer. But, if I do not see something by say the second week of December, I will consider my options.
did they ever deliver? seems to be they still don't have product and what they do have is more limited than originally advertised... but it might be how I access their website... I tend to be selective about what scripts I let run and can't quite get it to run properly given it has almost 20 unique scripts calling different companies and affiliates.. not sure I find sites that do that all that trustworthy.
 

RGB49

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I pre-ordered a drop in filter on 30th Nov, given the price difference with Canon, i emailed them last week to see if there was any information about possible delivery dates and this is the response from Breakthrough.


Shawn
(Breakthrough Photography)
Dec 31, 2020, 8:05 PST
Good Morning RG,

Our newly released drop in filters are available for pre-order as we manufacture. No ETA; however we will ship out pre-orders in the sequence they were received in as manufacturing completes.
The quantity of units pre-ordered takes a while to manufacture and assemble in the USA. We cannot guarantee delivery by a certain date at this time. We understand photographers need equipment now. We have all hands on deck manufacturing.

Can't say I'm impressed as I always believe that 'under promise and over deliver' is the best maxim.
Although they were quick to dispatch standard screw-in filters
 

docsmith

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did they ever deliver? seems to be they still don't have product and what they do have is more limited than originally advertised... but it might be how I access their website... I tend to be selective about what scripts I let run and can't quite get it to run properly given it has almost 20 unique scripts calling different companies and affiliates.. not sure I find sites that do that all that trustworthy.
Nothing yet. I received an email awhile ago saying they were shipping what they could.
 
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Pretty much the same as the comments above. I did order the Variable ND's (9/14/20). I was informed about a month ago they would be next in the production line.
 

ColorBlindBat

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Aug 30, 2018
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I ordered a clear and variable ND on August 5th one day after their initial announcement.

I've tried calling them multiple times and have not received a call back.

Per their initial announcement, they are now more than three months late.

Not a happy camper....
 

snappy604

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thanks for the feedback guys.. guess I'll be crossing them off.. the idea certainly intrigued me but always wary of products that aren't yet produced and shipping.
 

FramerMCB

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Or, replace the filter adapter with the $99. spacer adapter.
This option seems better and far cheaper than Canon's Clear filter option. ...which to my mind is just thoughtless and price-gouging on their part.
 

FramerMCB

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You're shooting sled dogs over the winter in Alaska. A dog slobbers on your lens. It freezes instantly. You unscrew the UV filter. Slip it in your pocket. Carry on shooting until it thaws. Then clean it, screw it back on with virtually no interruption to your workflow.

What would be the alternative workflow without a filter?

Just one positive example. There are numerous.
I would say you're too close to your subject if a dog is slobbering on your front element. Better off with a IKON waterproof housing I think then... ;-)