A rugged weather-sealed protection filter engineered for the avid outdoor photographer, the X2 UV filter features critically sharp AGC glass made in Japan, MRC8 and our state-of-the-art nanotec® nano coating layers.
Critically sharp outdoor protection filter.
The X2 features our state-of-the-art 8-layer multi-resistant coatings which help to eliminate flaring, ghosting and low contrast.
Our modern coating chambers are airtight, producing a uniform coating visible to the human eye when holding the filter at a right angle to a direct light source.
4 layers of MRC are applied to each side of the optical disk, resulting in a total of 8 layers (MRC8).
How does poor quality MRC adversely affect image quality?
Glass with low quality or non-uniform MRC coatings are highly susceptible to a range of optical phenomenon such as flaring, ghosting (lower contrast as a result) and generally less saturation.
Incredibly durable. By design.
The moment you pick up the X2 UV you’ll immediately feel the craftsmanship and quality. We precisely machine each X2 traction frame from environmentally friendly aluminum, 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 X3 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 aluminum frame it’s now easier than ever to get on and off, without getting stuck.
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.
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 UV was built to withstand the harshest of environmental conditions, guaranteed to be free from craftsmanship and defects for 25 years.
Double-threaded & Laser Engraved.
We laser engrave lettering into each X2 UV 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.