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X-series filters Announced by Breakthrough Photography

x-series filters

 

A new series of 3.2mm ultra thin Traction filters by Breakthrough Photography rolled out into the market. The X-series consists of 3 different filters, the X3 Traction filter, X2 traction filter, X1 Flat Black filter. All the three filters are UV protected.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Nov. 10, 2014 – Breakthrough Photography announced a new line of 3.2mm ultra-slim ‘Traction’ filters featuring glass from Germany and Japan, advanced coatings and weather-sealed construction.

Aimed at professional as well as amateur photographers, the new X-Series filter lineup features a new ‘Traction’ frame design with state-of-the-art optics and coatings.

The shipping for the X-series filters will start in December.

THE X-SERIES FILTERS

The X-Series filter lineup consists of 3 different models:

  1. X3 Traction Filter features the companies signature 3.2mm ‘Traction’ frame CNC machined from brass, SCHOTT B270 glass from Germany, MRC16 and dual nano coating layers. Available in 3-stop, 6-stop Neutral Density and UV.
  2. X2 Traction Filter features a 3.5mm ‘Traction’ frame CNC machined from aluminum, AGC glass from Japan, MRC8 and dual nano coating layers. Available in 3-stop, 6-stop Neutral Density and UV.
  3. X1 Flat Black Filter features an ultra-slim 3.5mm standard flat black frame with and MRC4. Available in UV.

All X-Series filters are double-threaded, weather-sealed and backed by a 25 Year Ironclad Guarantee.

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.

DESIGNED FOR WIDE-ANGLE FULL-FRAME SETUPS

“During our extensive field tests we found 4mm filters on 16mm lenses produced on average +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.” says Clark.

Pricing & Availability

  • $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)

 Tech specs

X3 Traction Filter

  • 3.2mm Traction frame CNC Machined from brass
  • 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
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Available in either 3-stop or 6-stop Neutral Density and UV
  • Available in 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 57mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm

X2 Traction Filter

  • 3.5mm Traction frame CNC Machined from aluminum
  • AGC glass made in Japan
  • State-of-the-art 8-Layer Multi-Resistant Coating
  • nanotec® Nano Coating Layers to repel dirt and water
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Available in either 3-stop or 6-stop Neutral Density and UV
  • Available in 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 57mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm

X1 Flat Black

  • 3.5mm Standard Flat Black aluminum frame
  • State-of-the-art 4-Layer Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Available in UV
  • Available in 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 57mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm
 

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