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Pgytech vs Polar Pro
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tigerdim
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Any thoughts on these 2 ND filters from previous model experience?
2016-11-26
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I have always been happy with the polar pro however I haven't tried the Pgytech.  It would be interesting to compare the two with the mavic especially since they will be a slip on style instead of the threaded style that I am familiar with in the past.  
2016-11-26
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tigerdim
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My pgytech filters arrived. Would love to make a review. Problem is my Mavic shipment is still pending!

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tigerdim Posted at 2016-12-1 13:31
My pgytech filters arrived. Would love to make a review. Problem is my Mavic shipment is still pendi ...

Havent got my Mavic yet !
The polarpro can not stay attached while Gimbal is initializing, the PGYtech can.
If the PGYTech Quality is acceptable the PolarPro are OUT...

Nils
2016-12-1
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Tiger,

I love the Polar Pro stuff and the great support they provide. I have used their filters on my P2 and P3's but cancelled my Mavic Pro filter order. Apparently, you must power on the bird before putting the filter on the camera. Which means you're screwing with the gimbal while it's powered up. If you land to swap batteries you must power down the bird, remove the filter, power up the bird and reinstall the filter. This is not necessary with the PGY's.

Polar Pro states that they are designing a different set that will not require this process. No ETA on those yet.

Jerry
2016-12-1
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And the PGY's are half the price ... the question is, if they are half the value ?

I respect that the process of making them isn't easy peasy i just felt that the Polar Pro filters were a tad on the expensive side.
2016-12-1
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PGY they don't allow the gimbal to self test as advertised !! I bought it and I am disappointed !!!
2016-12-28
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CptLuke Posted at 2016-12-29 01:21
PGY they don't allow the gimbal to self test as advertised !! I bought it and I am disappointed !!!

Are you getting errors with the filters on? Are they overloading the gimbal?
2016-12-28
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CptLuke Posted at 2016-12-28 10:21
PGY they don't allow the gimbal to self test as advertised !! I bought it and I am disappointed !!!

Mine seem to work fine on gimbal start-up.
2016-12-28
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Got the PGY's. Tried yesterday. Gimbal got stuck during startup. Checked to see if I had mounted it properly. Tried again. No joy. Doesn't work as advertised.
2016-12-28
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nils.heidorn
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Strange, everybody and his dog says PGYTech can be attached before initializing.
Did the filters change from the first reviews or the gimbal sensitivity or dont you guys attach them properly ?
Got my Mavic but PGY Filetr set is still on its way...

Nils
2016-12-28
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Polar Pro recently launched their "Cinema Series" ND filters with aluminium bodies instead of plastic and better lens coatings.

They do give clearance when fitted before the gimbal goes through its initialization on powering up the Mavic.

See - https://www.polarprofilters.com/ ... ries-filters-6-pack
2016-12-28
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stealle
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To the OP... any reason you have ruled out the Taco-RC ND filters?
2016-12-28
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I have my PGYTech filters on order.  I have noticed that they give specific instructions on their web site for attaching the filters so they will pass the gimbal boot up test.
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2016-12-28
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damaltor Posted at 2016-12-28 12:47
Are you getting errors with the filters on? Are they overloading the gimbal?

2016-12-28
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damaltor
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That seems out of sorts, does it still initialize fine without the filter on?
Shoot, I've got some PGY's coming, maybe I made a wrong choice.
2016-12-28
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jetek Posted at 2016-12-29 05:51
I have my PGYTech filters on order.  I have noticed that they give specific instructions on their web site for attaching the filters so they will pass the gimbal boot up test.[view_image]

They just keep send this photo to me and told me need to push more more end. sigh...
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polarpro have issue , Polarpro made filters in rush which need to be installed after putting unit on & now to fool all of us they are coming with words like CINMEA SERIES raising prices which can be install before putting the mavic ON so at first why they even make the filter which does not work they have very poor knowelege filter but very good words to fool all us  , PGY is ok you just have to follow the installation process .
2016-12-28
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nils.heidorn Posted at 2016-12-29 02:40
Strange, everybody and his dog says PGYTech can be attached before initializing.
Did the filters change from the first reviews or the gimbal sensitivity or dont you guys attach them properly ?
Got my Mavic but PGY Filetr set is still on its way...

Let's check on youtube. You can find Polar Pro Cinema ND and Taco-RC review. They can pass initializing. But no PGYTech user review.
2016-12-28
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The Taco Rc work well and they can be put on before start up.  
2016-12-28
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Can the Taco-RC filters be purchased anywhere in the US?
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devGOD Posted at 2016-12-28 22:59
Can the Taco-RC filters be purchased anywhere in the US?

TACO-RC filters can be purchased in AMAZON US
2016-12-29
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Well I ordered the PGY filter set tonight but if they turn out to be unable to be fitted before startup then I will go the TACO-RC route.
2016-12-29
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I love Drones Posted at 2016-12-28 18:42
polarpro have issue , Polarpro made filters in rush which need to be installed after putting unit on & now to fool all of us they are coming with words like CINMEA SERIES raising prices which can be install before putting the mavic ON so at first why they even make the filter which does not work they have very poor knowelege filter but very good words to fool all us  , PGY is ok you just have to follow the installation process .

Hi I Love Drones,
The first sets were designed to be installed after gimbal start up, why? Because we did not think it would cause any problems as people would need to meter the scene and install the filter that suited that lightning condition. We were wrong. A lot of people requested that the filter stayed on at all times, so we made the next version do just that. If anyone needs to upgrade their first set, they can do so at a discount.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Jeff from PolarPro
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Nevermind.  Just read closer
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damaltor Posted at 2016-12-28 16:27
That seems out of sorts, does it still initialize fine without the filter on?
Shoot, I've got some PGY's coming, maybe I made a wrong choice.

Yes. It is 100% no problem without the filter.
I have upgraded the latest firmware and test again.
Still no luck...


2016-12-30
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I have the PGY and had no problem installing before gimbal initialisation for the ND 4 and 8.

The ND 16 failed once and when I pushed it back on I passed the test but got a Gimbal shake error that disappeared after a few seconds.
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I have ordered a TACO-RC 6 filter set.
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PolarPro Posted at 2016-12-29 08:36
Hi I Love Drones,
The first sets were designed to be installed after gimbal start up, why? Because we did not think it would cause any problems as people would need to meter the scene and install the filter that suited that lightning condition. We were wrong. A lot of people requested that the filter stayed on at all times, so we made the next version do just that. If anyone needs to upgrade their first set, they can do so at a discount.

well its dissapointing that you are charging 100 more to fix this flaw.
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stratosHD Posted at 2017-1-2 04:20
well its dissapointing that you are charging 100 more to fix this flaw.

Hi Stratos,
Not sure what you are disappointed in.
The Cinema Series filters are the highest glass and frame quality we have, the price difference is from that.
The 3-packs are $30 more and the 6-Pack is $50 more, anyone who purchased the first version is able to upgrade at a discount.
PolarPro Cinema Series Mavic Filters

-Jeff from PolarPro
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CptLuke Posted at 2016-12-28 09:21
PGY they don't allow the gimbal to self test as advertised !! I bought it and I am disappointed !!!

can u be more explicit? does it touch the gimbal?
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Sebadiamante Posted at 2017-6-24 18:49
can u be more explicit? does it touch the gimbal?

The polar pro work great on the mavic and the gimbal initializes freely with the filters on so you can leave them on all the time.  
2017-6-24
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I got P G Y tech ND 8/16 no problem with initialization just push it all the way in.
2017-6-24
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Hey Guys,

What about the actualy quality of the filter and the image it produces? Is it noticeable or which would you say is better?

Cheers legends
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I got a set of PGY filters. Got the  filters last fall. No problems with them. No gimbal problem.
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I love Drones Posted at 2016-12-28 18:42
polarpro have issue , Polarpro made filters in rush which need to be installed after putting unit on & now to fool all of us they are coming with words like CINMEA SERIES raising prices which can be install before putting the mavic ON so at first why they even make the filter which does not work they have very poor knowelege filter but very good words to fool all us  , PGY is ok you just have to follow the installation process .

PGY 6 filter set works fine on my phantom 4 pro
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CptLuke Posted at 2016-12-28 15:10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lNUlWX846w

I thought you are suppose to install the filter after turning it on?
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PolarPro Posted at 2016-12-29 08:36
Hi I Love Drones,
The first sets were designed to be installed after gimbal start up, why? Because we did not think it would cause any problems as people would need to meter the scene and install the filter that suited that lightning condition. We were wrong. A lot of people requested that the filter stayed on at all times, so we made the next version do just that. If anyone needs to upgrade their first set, they can do so at a discount.

what about international customers?  im in Australia
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I haven't used either but both have a good reputation.
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nils.heidorn Posted at 2016-12-1 04:50
Havent got my Mavic yet !
The polarpro can not stay attached while Gimbal is initializing, the PGYtech can.
If the PGYTech Quality is acceptable the PolarPro are OUT...

I got my PGTech then it seems like everyone was toughting Polar Pro but if they want stay on, I am happy with The PGTech
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