Resolving critically sharp and delivering best-in-class colour neutrality, the X2 ND combines the best optical engineering and our signature traction frame in a ultra-slim form factor for the discerning outdoor photographer.
X2 Series Filters
8 MRC Layers
Nano Coating Layers
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
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
Sharper and more colour neutral than B+W, Formatt-Hitech and Lee Filters.
High-quality ND filters have long been defined by their ability to control colour cast, and the X2 ND is no exception. With the X2 ND we didn’t want to manufacture just another ND filter. We believe that a critically sharp and colour neutral performance is essential for professional real-world results.
The X2 ND features critically sharp H-K9L optical glass made in Japan, and incorporates our state-of-the-art and uniformly applied MRC8 to eliminate unwanted glare and ghosting which easily get’s compounded at long exposures. And our MRC8 is structurally harder than the glass itself, providing a protective scratch-resistant layer, shielding the glass from the elements of frequent fieldwork.
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 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
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.