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

docsmith

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I canceled my order last month.....

I'll wait for them to be in stock...if I get them at all at this point.
 

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I hope you are really good at holding your breath as they are now more than six months late on my order.
Major sighs....
i bought the canon cpl adapter with my r5 (only adapter i could find). I am interested in other filters for the adapter, so i called in october and they said they would get the dark cpl's in november... i check their website every couple of months to see if anything is in stock.
 

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i bought the canon cpl adapter with my r5 (only adapter i could find). I am interested in other filters for the adapter, so i called in october and they said they would get the dark cpl's in november... i check their website every couple of months to see if anything is in stock.
So their fitlers 100% fit the Canon filter adapter? That wasn't entirely obvious from the site that I could see. Not that I am thinking of lending them money soon, just interesting to know.
 

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So their fitlers 100% fit the Canon filter adapter? That wasn't entirely obvious from the site that I could see. Not that I am thinking of lending them money soon, just interesting to know.

I had the same question before trying to purchase last fall. They confirmed, their filters would 100% fit Canon EF/RF adapters and would be weather sealed.

I have several Breakthrough filters, they are very well made and have good optics (little color caste, etc), but they held my money for 4-5 months without delivering a product. That was long enough. Unfortunate to see it is still going on. I am not sure what the issue is, but...something ain't right.
 
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I had the same question before trying to purchase last fall. They confirmed, their filters would 100% fit Canon EF/RF adapters and would be weather sealed.

I have several Breakthrough filters, they are very well made and have good optics (little color caste, etc), but they held my money for 4-5 months without delivering a product. That was long enough. Unfortunate to see it is still going on. I am not sure what the issue is, but...something ain't right.
FWIW, I received an email from them today offering to upgrade my X2 VND for an additional $90 or $99 depending on which part of their email you want to believe:

The X4 VND is slightly more color neutral than the X2 VND (around 10%) and it has a greater density range (1.5-11 stops vs 2 to 9-stops) and it’s more expensive ($289 vs $199). It also has a slightly different design.

Or:

If you previously bought a X2 VND and would like to upgrade to the new X4 VND, click here to change your order. ($99 upgrade charge)

So, it appears people that pre-ordered get to pay an additional $9 for likely more vaporware.

Presently, they are seven months behind their original quoted delivery date.

Sigh...
 
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hopefully that is an indication the X4 is in production. I won’t be holding my breath
It has now been a full twelve months since I order and PAID for the drop-in filter but nothing. I called to talk to them and got an email back several days later that they had been trying to reach me and my email is full, total bullshit! My phone has no record of them calling and my voicemail is not full. Very poor business practice.
 
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ColorBlindBat

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I also have now cancelled my order for two drop in filters via email.

WRT them contacting me, I have called multiple times in the past and have never received a call back as requested.

Sigh....
 
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I was one of the very first to place an order so far I received two filters a Polarizer and a few days ago I received a 10 stop ND filter I have 6 more to go. I must say these filter are well made. I know it has been a long time I am glad I waited. I would recommend these in a heartbeat.These are the filters.
 

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I was one of the very first to place an order so far I received two filters a Polarizer and a few days ago I received a 10 stop ND filter I have 6 more to go. I must say these filter are well made. I know it has been a long time I am glad I waited. I would recommend these in a heartbeat.These are the filters.
Also these filter are warranted by for 25 years I registered mine and received confirmation on them.
 

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I looked at these, and given the reports of massive delays (perhaps stretching to infinity), I recently (a couple of weeks ago) bought the Canon EF-RF adapter with the variND filter, and also picked up the CPL and clear filters.
 
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FWIW I ordered the 3 piece X4 ND Set on Aug 3rd and I received 2 (6 & 10 stop) filters Friday. They are very well made of metal and fit perfectly. Here are the filters next to the Canon OEM VND & in the adaptor. They also included a letter explaining the delay and how their filters are "better" than the OEM Canon filters. Hopefully I'l get the third filter soon...
 

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ColorBlindBat

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Its good to see a few posters receiving the filters they've ordered.

No way of knowing if these are the original manufacturing run/style that have been hand chosen as 'fully functional', or if they are from a newer production run.

My guess is the former as Breakthrough Photography's web site still shows all drop-in filters as 'coming soon' or 'pre-order'.

Sigh...