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ChArl!3
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Hi guys, I want to get some ND filter for my Mavic 2. I know ND filter does make a lot of difference when shooting videos. However, does it makes a lot of difference when taking photos?
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They can enable you to do long exposure shots for things like cloud motion and smoothing out water in motion. I just received the Freewell long exposure filters and love them.

I had a GND filter for my Mavic Pro and will likely pick them up for my Mavic 2. They do a nice job handling situations where the sky is causing too broad of dynamic range for the image.
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ChArl!3
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JKJenn Posted at 1-12 20:28
They can enable you to do long exposure shots for things like cloud motion and smoothing out water in motion. I just received the Freewell long exposure filters and love them.

I had a GND filter for my Mavic Pro and will likely pick them up for my Mavic 2. They do a nice job handling situations where the sky is causing too broad of dynamic range for the image.

I like your pictures!
Sometimes when I do long exposures with my drone the images just got blurry.
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ChArl!3
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By the way, any brand suggestions?
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They are next to useless for drone stills.
Unless you have a particular reason to want to shoot at a slower shutter speed, leave them off.
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ChArl!3 Posted at 1-12 20:48
By the way, any brand suggestions?

Try PGYTech one or the Polarpro
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Hello and good day ChArl!3. Thank you for the inquiry regarding ND Filters for your drone. ND Filters reduce the amount of light coming into the sensor, giving you more control of the camera's aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings. These filters offer you more freedom in controlling aperture and shutter, giving you more exposure choices for your photography. Thank you.
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jacksonnai Posted at 1-13 03:31
Try PGYTech one or the Polarpro

Thank you!
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DJI Stephen Posted at 1-13 06:47
Hello and good day ChArl!3. Thank you for the inquiry regarding ND Filters for your drone. ND Filters reduce the amount of light coming into the sensor, giving you more control of the camera's aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings. These filters offer you more freedom in controlling aperture and shutter, giving you more exposure choices for your photography. Thank you.

Thank you Stephen!
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If you have very strong ND's you can get nice motion blur even in the daylight.
Otherwise ND filters usually don't do much for photography.
I like my shutterspeed to be as fast as possible (and ISO as low as possible) for drone photography to get the sharpest pictures. (so that will rule OUT a ND filter)
Although some say there is a 'best' shutterspeed- range for photography also. (I have not found proof of that myself).
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-13 11:00
If you have very strong ND's you can get nice motion blur even in the daylight.
Otherwise ND filters usually don't do much for photography.
I like my shutterspeed to be as fast as possible (and ISO as low as possible) for drone photography to get the sharpest pictures. (so that will rule OUT a ND filter)

Thanks for the information!
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Master. Posted at 1-13 13:34
Thanks for the information!

You're welcome!
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You're welcome mate!
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JKJenn
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You would use them to take harsh whites from moving water, headlight taillights, anything where you want to show motion blur. Perhaps a little motion blur of a person running.

I have used Freewell filters and been very pleased with them.
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