In Search of filter system: Kase, Nisi, Breakthrough Photography or PolarPro

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sirhawkeye64 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,423
In Search of filter system: Kase, Nisi, Breakthrough Photography or PolarPro

Has anyone used both of these brands that could offer some insight? I'm looking specifically at a 3-stop and 10-stop ND as well as a CPL.

The one thing I like about the Kase filters is the magnetic system (Breakthrough supposedly had a magnetic system, but have stopped selling it, and are working on a new system but haven't seen any updates in the past several months).

For Breakthrough, I've noticed their X4 filters (when compared to many other brands like Hoya, B+W and others) to be the most neutral, although since I shoot RAW slight color casts aren't a big deal as I can fix them in post (mostly concerned with sharpness and image quality as well as flare).

For PolarPro I think many reviews placed these at about the same quality as Breakthrough, same with Nisi.

I am looking to get round filters that I can use with the lens hoods (I tried square filters but would prefer to use a system that lets me stock them -- both brands I mentioned here allow stacking -- and use the lens hoods too to further reduce flare and help with contrast.

I've found plenty of videos online comparing Breakthrough with others, and read numerous reviews on Kase, but haven't found a comparison between the two brands specifically so that's what I'm mostly interesterd.  I am likely going to pick one from these four brands mentioned though, and am leaning more towards Kase or Breakthrough.

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