Breakthrough Filters entire lineup is available as rear-mount filters compatible with drop-in adapters from both Breakthrough and Canon.Select from over 20 filters featuring the sharpest, most color-neutral glass and a rugged, all-metal frame.Learn More
Expand your lens options and possibilities with a Drop-In Filter Adapter for the RF mount. The adapters have an all-metal, weather-sealed design and are compatible with hundreds of lenses and a variety of cameras such as the R, R5, R6 and RED Komodo.Learn More
The Drop-In Filter Kits are designed to give both photographers and filmmakers the right combination of filters for their needs. Choose from a variety of Essential and Complete kits that bundle NDs, VNDs, CPLs and more.Shop Kits
Choose from more than 20 filters, including: Neutral Density, Dark CPL, Night Sky, Infrared, Circular Polarizers, Variable ND and B&W Polarizers.
Each drop-in filter features a rugged dust and water resistant design.
The X4 CPL and Dark CPL drop-in filters feature a larger adjustment wheel for ultra-fine and smooth polarization adjustment.
Each drop-in filter is color coded to make filters quickly identifiable.
Large Adjustment Wheel
Dust & Water Resistant
Compatible with hundreds of EF Lenses by Canon, Zeiss, Tamron, Sigma and many more.
The X4 CPL features the highest light transmission performance, even when compared to “HighTransmission” polarizers by B+W and Tiffen.
Higher light transmission allows more light to pass through to the sensor which translates into faster shutter speeds, sharper images and the ability to use a lower ISO when shooting video.
The Canon Drop-In CPL features an impressive average light transmission of 40.59%, which outperforms every filter manufacturer, except for the X2 and X4 CPL.
X4 CPL average light transmission is 47.18%, while the X2 CPL has an average of43.86% which moderately outperforms the Canon Drop-In CPL.
HR Digital CPL
F-Pro E CPL
The X4 CPL is the most color neutral CPL and features the lowest color cast of any CPL on the market.
Compared to industry leading manufacturers of both drop-in and circular CPLs, the Canon Drop-In CPL has a very neutral color cast and an impressively flat transmission profile.
Still the X4 CPL moderately outperforms the Canon Drop-In CPL in color cast, maintaining both a slightly more neutral performance and higher overall light transmission.
Expand your dynamic range, darken skies and control reflections. Optimized for superior light transmission and color neutrality, the Breakthrough Drop-In CPL features SCHOTT Superwhite B270® optical glass and MRC and nanotec® coatings to improve durability and reduce reflections. Precisely controlled by an oversized adjustment wheel, the Drop-In CPL is easy to fine-tune for the perfect shot.
Canon does not currently offer solid ND drop-in filters, however,the X4 ND performance exceeds industry leading manufacturers such as Singh-Ray and B+W.
The X4 ND is designed to reduce light to the optimal fractional transmittance at each density. An ideal 10-stop filter has a transmission value of 0.1% and with an average light transmission of 0.108%, the X4 ND is incredibly precise.
Most of the neutral density filters on the market exhibit a strong blue or magenta cast. The higher the ND factor the more pronounced the color cast.
The X4 ND has the most neutral color transmission throughout the visible range and well into infrared.
Our continual research and engineering deliver the most color neutral and sharpest ND filters on the market - perfect for long exposure sunsets, moving water or reducing the visibility of human subjects in urban environments. Made from SCHOTT Superwhite B270® optical glass with MRC and nanotec® coatings, the Breakthrough Drop-In ND comes in a variety of densities that accurately reduce light transmission to the optimal percentage.
The Drop-In X4 Dark CPL brings together the features of a CPL and ND into a single, versatile filter. Available from 1 to 10-Stops (0.3 - 3.0), the X4 Dark CPL has the optical accuracy and color-neutrality of the X4 ND and polarization can be controlled precisely by an oversized adjustment wheel.
The Breakthrough Drop-In X2 VND has the highest density range of any VND on the market – 2 to 11-stops – without the dreaded X pattern. Made for higher light conditions, the X2 Dark VND has an effective density range of 10 to 16-stops, creating one stop of overlap between two filters. Previously, filter makers would make numerous VNDs with small density ranges in an attempt to limit the negative consequences of cross-polarization.
Due to the changes in light path and focal length caused by using a drop-in adapter, filter glass is necessary to retain the critical sharpness of the system. Drop-In Clear filters solve this issue while minimizing any loss of light transmission. The X2 and X4 Clear also serve the purpose of protecting the camera sensor from dust and debris when a filter isn’t needed.
Autumn & Night Sky
Red Black & White
Green Black & White
Yellow Black & White
Orange Black & White
Kits designed for photographers and filmmakers alike. Case is included and doubles as 18% Grey white balance reference.
Canon Adapter Buyback
After your filter adapter has been delivered you can use the pre-paid return label to ship your unit back for a refund on your original transaction.
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