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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-28-2018, 11:01 AM  
Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filters
Posted By Jrhepner
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
So here are a copy of 2 sets of images that were taken in JPG and just brightened up to show the difference and color cast of the Lee vs the Breakthrough.
It's pretty comparable to their website. I first noticed the significant blue cast in the sand where my buddies were having nice warm sunrise sand and my looked cold.
Needless to say, it's easy to color correct for the LEE filters.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-22-2018, 11:52 PM  
Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filters
Posted By Jrhepner
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
So here's the deal, I do not work for breakthrough or get any particular perks (I wish I got photography gear perks). I had created an account to respond as I was looking for the professional review of the magnetic filters and came across this forum. I'm a nikon shooter, but I wanted to give a review of the system.

I have the Lee filter system with Big/Little stoppers, graduated ND filters and I purchased the reverse graduated filter from breakthrough (BT) a few weeks back. I also have BT's 105mm Circular polarizer (purchased September last year) that attaches to the LEE 100mm mounting bracket.
As I was trying to use the BT reverse GND filer it nearly fell out of the LEE system (LEE filters are resin, BT are glass). Long story short, I spoke with BT and they told me about the new magnetic filter system. BT has an awesome 300 day return policy if bought from their website. Wait... what? Yes 300 DAY return policy! They even covered the shipping.
So that afforded me the opportunity to return my 105mm circular polarizer and upgrade to their magnetic filter polarizer with their 100mm filter holder. BT suggests that the magnetic system is less expensive to make (and costs less for us).

I've used it a couple of times this past weekend and love it, with one caveat.
You can only use 1 magnetic filter at a time and use the filter bracket to put graduated ND filters.
So this means a few things. If you want to use an ND filter (LEE's big/little stopper) and a polarizer you either stack them with the filter holder or purchase BT's ND circular polarizers (I'll be doing that soon and retiring my LEE big/little stoppers). Their color cast is significantly better than the LEE system. I can post a comparison in a couple of weeks, however BT have that on their website and I can attest that it's accurate.

In response to WPRESTO: with this system you can put the lens cap on the step up ring (the stepup ring will probably stay on certain lenses for the unforeseeable future). Correct, you are NOT able to put the lens hood on with the stepup ring. However when shooting landscape on a tripod with the lens holder attachment you are not able to put a lens hood on anyways. So not a big problem for me.
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