X2 Filters

X2 Filters

Sharper and more colour neutral than B+W, Formatt-Hitech and Lee Filters. X2 Filter range includes CPLs, NDs, UV and Infra-red  8 MRC Layers  Nano Coating Layers AGC Glass Tracking Frame Weather-sealed 25 Year Warranty  

X2 Filters

X2 Filters

Sharper and more colour neutral than B+W, Formatt-Hitech and Lee Filters. X2 Filter range includes CPLs, NDs, UV and Infra-red  8 MRC Layers  Nano Coating Layers AGC Glass Tracking Frame Weather-sealed 25 Year Warranty  

8 MRC Layers

Nano  Layers

AGC Glass

X2 features our state-of-the-art 8-layer multi-resistant coatings which help to eliminate flaring, ghosting and low contrast. 4 layers of MRC are applied to each side of the optical disk, resulting in a total of 8 layers (MRC8)

Our breakthrough nanotec® Nano Coating layer repels dirt, water and other elements by beading rather than absorbing, making it easier (and faster) than ever to clean

The X2 UV filter features critically sharp AGC glass made in Japan

Tracking Frame

Weather-sealed

25 Year Warranty

We precisely machine each X2 filter from 3.5mm ultra-slim double-threaded traction frame from environmentally friendly aluminium

Built to withstand extreme wind, salt water, dust and other abrasive conditions and elements

We stand behind each X2 filter to be free of defects in craftsmanship for 25 years, but they’ll easily last 50+ with proper care

Design & Craftsmanship.

The moment you pick up X2 ND you’ll immediately feel the craftsmanship and quality. We precisely machine each X2 traction frame from environmentally friendly aluminium, and with its matte black finish reflections are absorbed rather than reflected into the lens barrel.

The X2 features a 3.5mm ultra-slim double-threaded traction frame to eliminate vignetting on wide-angle full-frame setups.

Why 3.5mm? In our lab tests 4.3mm was the frame width at which point vignetting becomes noticeable on 16mm wide-angle setups on full-frame setups. Any less than 3.0mm and lens caps don’t have enough surface area to grab onto. At 3.7mm vignetting is entirely eliminated.

Breakthrough Filters UK X2 compared to Hoya

How does poor quality MRC adversely affect image quality?

Poorly coated filters commonly exhibit visible flaring, ghosting, low-contrast and an reduction of sharpness, and increase exponentially with a longer exposure. This also has the unfortunate effect of lowering the optical performance of the lens to the optical performance of the uncoated filter. This can be just as noticeable when manufacturers put all coating layers on one side of the glass instead of evenly on both sides.

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Fully equipped for the great outdoors.

In addition to state-of-the-art MRC8, our optical engineers developed new nano coating layer technology, called nanotec®, from the ground up to repel dirt, water and other elements by beading rather than absorbing and smearing. Set in our completely weather-sealed X2 traction frame the X2 ND was built to withstand the harshest of environmental conditions, guaranteed to be free from craftsmanship defects for 25 years.

Traction Design

Prior to our all-new line of X2 and X4 traction designs, every filter borrowed the legacy flat black frame design, dating back to the 1940’s.

One of the problems with the flat black design is that it’s sometimes difficult to attach and remove the filters from the lens, frequently binding and getting stuck. By CNC machining texture into the X2’s aluminium frame it’s now easier than ever to get on and off, without getting stuck

Breakthrough Filters UK traction design

Double-threaded & Laser Engraved

We laser engrave lettering into the X2 ND traction frame to ensure that the lettering won’t ever fade or come off after consistent use. We also engrave each and every X2 traction frame with a unique serial number.

When you activate your 25 Year Ironclad Guarantee online we associate your X2 serial number to you, so any future discussions on this unique filter are tracked, issues recorded and all that stuff which goes into future product design.