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No Man's Drone
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Welp. Just ordered. The filters can be installed even before gimbal initialization.

http://taco-rc.com/taco-rc-snap-on-multi-coating-mc-nd-filters-set-4-pack-nd4-8-16-32-for-dji-mavic-free-shipping/
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Here is how to install them:

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No Man's Drone
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YKM Posted at 2016-12-5 23:37
Here is how to install them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6J4l4mJtmg

Do you know if they will be shipped this week?
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Silly me. I ordered the PGY and then found out this was released.
5 day turn around in AUS ebay too.
GoshDarnIt.

The Taco's are the lightest compared to Polar and PGY. I wonder how good the optic glass is...
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No Man's Drone Posted at 2016-12-6 12:40
Do you know if they will be shipped this week?

They start shipping the filter this week.
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Waiting on a review, hopefully these work great as I am looking forward to the Polar Pro Cinema filters but don't want to wait!
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QuanthonyTrang Posted at 2016-12-6 12:49
Silly me. I ordered the PGY and then found out this was released.
5 day turn around in AUS ebay too.
GoshDarnIt.

Simple testing results:

Weight: 0.7g
http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-ay ... 00595.1280.1280.jpg

Per testing with a color temperature meter, the color shift is less than 100K difference and the EV stop value is accurate for each filter :

Before testing, the meter read:
LX: 1589 = EV: 9
http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-ay ... 5.1280.1280.jpg

ND4 reading:
LX: 397.8 = EV: 7
http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-ay ... 7.1280.1280.jpg

ND8 reading:
LX: 192.4 = EV: 6
http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-ay ... 7.1280.1280.jpg

ND16 reading:
LX: 72.4 = EV: 5
http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-ay ... 8.1280.1280.jpg

ND32 reading:
LX:42.1 = EV: 4
http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-ay ... 8.1280.1280.jpg
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Interesting, they also has ND64

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No Man's Drone
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Just received my Taco-RC Multi Coated Filters.
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No Man's Drone
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I installed it before gimbal initialization. Works perfect!
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Mine should be here on Thursday. I'm looking forward to giving them a try!
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No Man's Drone Posted at 2016-12-11 01:07
I installed it before gimbal initialization. Works perfect!

Do you have any feedback on the image quality with these filters? I'm considering ordering their multicoated set.
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No Man's Drone Posted at 2016-12-11 01:07
I installed it before gimbal initialization. Works perfect!

so these are light enough to install before powering up and don't cause a gimbal error on initialization?
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Please show us how the image looks. These are shipping earlier than PP CS.
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Wondering too about any colour shift and especially colour-vignette. Tried another brand and all the PL filters had different colour around the edges of the image (green shift)
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what is your experience with these filters?
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what is your experience with these filters?
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Anoniem
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Same filter over here, check image and weight. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ ... b_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10068_10000074_10000032_119_10060_10062_10056_10055_10000062_10054_301_10059_10099_10000013_10103_10102_10000016_10096_10000056_10000059_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000097_10000094_10000053_10000007_10000050_10084_10000100_10083_10000047_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10037_10033_10000041_10000044_10078_10079_10077_10000038_10073_10000035_10122_10121,searchweb201603_7,afswitch_1,ppcSwitch_1,single_sort_2_default&btsid=bc78f662-9d6c-4ceb-8d09-e3f79869105a
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Anoniem Posted at 2017-2-13 13:03
Same filter over here, check image and weight. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DAMING-Snap-on-ND-filters-set-4-pack-ND4-8-16-32-for-DJI-Mavic-Free/32779834019.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.VLIGMk&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10068_10000074_10000032_119_10060_10062_10056_10055_10000062_10054_301_10059_10099_10000013_10103_10102_10000016_10096_10000056_10000059_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000097_10000094_10000053_10000007_10000050_10084_10000100_10083_10000047_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10037_10033_10000041_10000044_10078_10079_10077_10000038_10073_10000035_10122_10121,searchweb201603_7,afswitch_1,ppcSwitch_1,single_sort_2_default&btsid=bc78f662-9d6c-4ceb-8d09-e3f79869105a

Those don't appear to be multi-coated (MC). Plus, with shipping they're more expensive than the Tacos unless you're willing to wait a month or more.
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Ordered my Taco RC multi coated filters recently on Amazon. I was a little hesitant due to the lack of user ratings in the UK but they arrived fairly quickly and seem to be what was advertised.

I haven't had chance to try them yet so I can't give a review on quality.
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Will it damage the gimbal?
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The way i install the ND filter is to use gimbal holder rather than holding it with fingers...then just push the filter on and take out the gimbal holder ...
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WYHSniper1007 Posted at 2017-2-13 17:39
Will it damage the gimbal?

The Taco filters? No, they won't -- just be careful when applying and removing them.
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which are better taco or pp? has anyone done a comparison?
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boostedford Posted at 2017-2-13 17:56
which are better taco or pp? has anyone done a comparison?

Not that I'm aware of. I've heard good things about the Polars but they're apparently even more snug than the Tacos so putting them on and taking them off can be tricky. Polar Pro does provide excellent support if you do have problems or complaints with their products, though.
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i was leaning towards polar but i want the best ive been hoping someone can compare the 2 so i can make my decision. i might just get polar tho
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boostedford Posted at 2017-2-13 19:01
i was leaning towards polar but i want the best ive been hoping someone can compare the 2 so i can make my decision. i might just get polar tho

Well if you choose our filters and are unhappy with them I am right here to get you a refund within 24 hours
jeff.overall@polarprofilters.com

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I use the filter set ND 4 - ND 32 regularily and i think they work great. Image quality is fine imho, but I am no expert.

What I can say is:
- installation is a bit tricky, but that's more a "moving Mavic camera" issue. Get some cleaning material aswell to get rid of your finger prints ;-)
- camera calibration & movement is no problem.
- case is nice. provides good cover and is therefore in the front of my Mavic shoulder bag. Filters are well fixed inside.
- Manual: Short info on when to use which filter

For me they are a fine choice.

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I have a set of Taco ND filters. I believe the quality is well made, as I have nothing to compare it to - i.e. Polar. It's easy to install/take off. Considering it's small that alone can present a small challenge. I leave the gimbal back plate on during installation/removal. It comes with a nice case. I'm not a video expert but I do believe the picture quality has improved with these filters now that I am able to shoot with slower shutter speeds.
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Likewise I got a set of Taco-RC multi-coated ND filters.  Arrived pretty quickly, easy to fit and remove, even in the field and seem to do what I expected and at a reasonable price.  In my opinion ND filters are a must have accessory with a fixed focal length camera.
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hybrid0175 Posted at 2017-2-14 11:27
I have a set of Taco ND filters. I believe the quality is well made, as I have nothing to compare it to - i.e. Polar. It's easy to install/take off. Considering it's small that alone can present a small challenge. I leave the gimbal back plate on during installation/removal. It comes with a nice case. I'm not a video expert but I do believe the picture quality has improved with these filters now that I am able to shoot with slower shutter speeds.

Taco does sell 2 different type of filters.
One type does mention multiple layer coating and the other one does not mention this.. and the price is different.
Would like to find out if the one without multiple layers is a Single layer coating or none coating, what is de practical difference, cannot find a YouTube example.
What type do you have and how do you know.. is there a physical difference besides the purchase price?

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Anoniem Posted at 2017-2-14 11:45
Taco does sell 2 different type of filters.
One type does mention multiple layer coating and the other one does not mention this.. and the price is different.
Would like to find out if the one without multiple layers is a Single layer coating or none coating, what is de practical difference, cannot find a YouTube example.

I have the MC filters. I honestly do not know the difference. However, the price difference is very minimal (~$3 US) so why not go with the MC ones. Just my two cents.
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hybrid0175 Posted at 2017-2-14 12:03
I have the MC filters. I honestly do not know the difference. However, the price difference is very minimal (~$3 US) so why not go with the MC ones. Just my two cents.

$3 difference? where? it was ~20 when I was looking at the 6 pack
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hybrid0175 Posted at 2017-2-14 12:03
I have the MC filters. I honestly do not know the difference. However, the price difference is very minimal (~$3 US) so why not go with the MC ones. Just my two cents.

Were did you buy them?
Anyway it seems sold out at Taco- RC  for the 4-pack
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Anoniem Posted at 2017-2-15 00:03
Were did you buy them?
Anyway it seems sold out at Taco- RC  for the 4-pack

"Anyway it seems sold out at Taco- RC  for the 4-pack"

I noticed a while back that the 4-pack goes in and out of stock. If you don't want to pay for the 5- or 6-pack then just keep checking for the 4-pack once in a while and you'll eventually find it in stock.
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ChopSticks Posted at 2017-2-14 14:27
$3 difference? where? it was ~20 when I was looking at the 6 pack

Amazon. But yes, I purchased the 5-pack (see link below). The small difference was referring to a 6-pack (non MC). However, I did find a 5-pack non MC for about $10 less.

https://www.amazon.com/TACO-RC-M ... mp;keywords=taco-rc
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hybrid0175 Posted at 2017-2-15 05:38
Amazon. But yes, I purchased the 5-pack (see link below). The small difference was referring to a 6-pack (non MC). However, I did find a 5-pack non MC for about $10 less.

https://www.amazon.com/TACO-RC-Multi-Coating-filters-5-pack-Mavic/dp/B01NAFRBFR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487165681&sr=8-1&keywords=taco-rc

The Amazon prices are slightly higher than if you buy directly from Taco-RC. For example, the MC 5-pack you linked to is $75.99 on Amazon but only $72.99 if purchased directly.
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hybrid0175 Posted at 2017-2-15 05:38
Amazon. But yes, I purchased the 5-pack (see link below). The small difference was referring to a 6-pack (non MC). However, I did find a 5-pack non MC for about $10 less.

https://www.amazon.com/TACO-RC-Multi-Coating-filters-5-pack-Mavic/dp/B01NAFRBFR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487165681&sr=8-1&keywords=taco-rc

ah okay, because the non MC 5 pack on amazon is 62.99 so I guess $13 difference if we are comparing apples to apples.


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