Breakthrough Filters

Magnetic X2 Infra Red Filter

  • Magnetic X2 Infra Red Filter

Breakthrough Filters

Magnetic X2 Infra Red Filter


Magnetic X2 IR Filter

NB. Adaptor wheel required

Infrared filters block visible light allowing only infrared light to pass through to the lens into the camera.

Infrared photography has been a branch of photography for decades as it can create otherworldly effects but exposure compensation can vary widely from what is assumed in traditional exposure as a well lit subject.

The Breakthrough X2 IR Filter has a spectrum rating of 720nw

Why use magnetic filters:

  • Zero light leak
  • Instantly attaches in just a quarter of a second
  • Quick and easy attachment and removal of one or more circular magnetic filters
  • Two filters can be stacked with no vignetting down to 16mm
  • Smooth quiet rotation of the adapter wheel to adjust the CPL
  • Can be used with or without a GND filter holder

Adaptor wheels for 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm lens threads. 

X2 Series Filters

What makes them the sharpest filters in the world?

8 MRC Layer

Nano Coating 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  filters features critically sharp AGC glass made in Japan

Tracking Frame


25 Year Warranty

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

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

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

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

Prior to of 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

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.


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