Successfully funded Kickstarter project, Breakthrough Photography X3 ND Filters are now available through B&H.

Breakthrough X3 ND Filters

The brand claims to be the world’s most color neutral ND filter, something we will be looking to confirm in our upcoming review. The filters feature a high quality machined brass construction and unique traction design that virtually eliminates issues with jammed filters.

The X3 filters also feature an advanced Nanotec coating that repels dirt, water, and other elements through beading, making cleaning a breeze. The filters are also completely weather sealed, making these a great addition to any lens.

X3 ND Filters

Breakthrough Photography X3 Features

  • 3.0 Solid Neutral Density Filter
  • 10 Stop & 6 Stop Variants
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Allows Reduced Shutter Speed
  • Allows Wider Aperture
  • MRC Multi-Resistant Coating
  • Nano Coating
  • Schott Glass Construction
  • 77mm & 82mm Front Filter Threads
  • Thin Brass Filter Ring, Knurled Sides

Breakthrough was kind enough send me a 67mm 6 stop X3 ND filter for review. I have not had much of a chance to take it out for a thorough testing yet, but I can tell you that I am very impressed with the build quality and feel of the filter.


It is easily built as well as any Hoya or B+W filter that I have ever used. So if the performance of the filters holds up, these look to be another great addition to the filter market.

The X3 6 Stop ND is available at B&H for$169 (both 77 and 82mm same price), with the  10-stop available for just $10 more at $179 (both 77 and 82mm same price). You can also get X3 UV filters in 77mm and 82mm variants for just $99.