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Vertical.Creati
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Getting tired of waiting for the revised Polar Pro filters & DJI dosn't seem to have their act together on this item.  anything else out there worth checking into?
2016-12-27
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I received my order of the PGYTech filters a couple of weeks ago but the weather has continued to prevent me from any flying.  They appear to be great looking quality and arrived with no evidence of any manufacturing defects (no scratches, no smudges, no left-over glue etc.).  I can confirm that the fit on the lens is nice and tight and the gimbal moves freely when starting up with the lens on.  They are made from very light aluminum.

I ordered the 5 pieces (ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32 and CPL) and paid extra for DHL shipping (ordered on Dec 8 and shipped on the next day but still took 10 days coming out of China).  In total this came to $112 Canadian (about $82 US) so significantly less than PolarPro prices.  Order from:

https://www.aliexpress.com/snaps ... oductId=32768384828
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Still waiting on my order from TacoRC...
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My order fromTacoRC is supposed to arrive in Friday. We'll see, USPS is less than reliable in my town.
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I have Taco-RC. They are fantastic to me. Work very well without color cast and also they fit during gimbal initialization. This is the complete set:

Taco_RC Filter SET

Taco_RC Filter SET
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I had the original PolarPro filters on order, but canceled when I found out you had to take them off when powering up the drone (including when changing battery). So I'm also keeping an eye on the market and like to hear more about people's experiences.

There seems to be several options available. Besides PolarPro, PGYTech and Taco-RC I have also discovered Haodasi and Freewell. So it's not an easy choice :-)
2016-12-28
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-28 19:38
I had the original PolarPro filters on order, but canceled when I found out you had to take them off when powering up the drone (including when changing battery). So I'm also keeping an eye on the market and like to hear more about people's experiences.

There seems to be several options available. Besides PolarPro, PGYTech and Taco-RC I have also discovered Haodasi and Freewell. So it's not an easy choice :-)

Thanks for that advise, was about to buy the PolarPro!

I thin there are same PGYTech on ebay I might give them a try, I was wondering, why do you need to take the Polar Pro when powering the drone?
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-28 19:38
I had the original PolarPro filters on order, but canceled when I found out you had to take them off when powering up the drone (including when changing battery). So I'm also keeping an eye on the market and like to hear more about people's experiences.

There seems to be several options available. Besides PolarPro, PGYTech and Taco-RC I have also discovered Haodasi and Freewell. So it's not an easy choice :-)

Thanks for that advise, was about to buy the PolarPro!

I thin there are same PGYTech on ebay I might give them a try, I was wondering, why do you need to take the Polar Pro when powering the drone?
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stratosHD Posted at 2016-12-28 10:11
Thanks for that advise, was about to buy the PolarPro!

I thin there are same PGYTech on ebay I might give them a try, I was wondering, why do you need to take the Polar Pro when powering the drone?

I'm not sure why, but my guess are that they are too heavy for the gimbal initialization process to work correctly.
There's some talk about PolarPro also will announce a new set of filters that can be sitting on the lens while powering up the device.
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The polar pros are not heavy. They are designed wrong. The filters obstruct the initialisation when the mavic is powered on.
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TACO-RC weight 0.7g each.
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Taco-Rc is the one to go for but I would wait fir DJI to put out some. DJI seem to be pushing out some accessories... Mavic hood and looks like a propeller guard is coming as well
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StigNygaard Posted at 2016-12-28 04:20
I'm not sure why, but my guess are that they are too heavy for the gimbal initialization process to work correctly.
There's some talk about PolarPro also will announce a new set of filters that can be attached while powering up the device.

Rush to market and high priced filters... hope they give a refund to all the beta testers
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stratosHD Posted at 2016-12-28 04:04
Thanks for that advise, was about to buy the PolarPro!

I thin there are same PGYTech on ebay I might give them a try, I was wondering, why do you need to take the Polar Pro when powering the drone?

the bezel hits the gimbal and causes a gimbal error.
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http://taco-rc.com/ Placed order a couple of days ago. Already have USPS tracking number.
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i order this they can be put on mavic before putting On & I have used their filters previously no complaint on quality infact taco gave me vignette in ND16
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I don't have vignetting experience with Taco ND16. I own ND4,8,16,32,64.
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Very clever video.  Taco RC knows how to get the point across.
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devGOD Posted at 2016-12-28 03:45
Rush to market and high priced filters... hope they give a refund to all the beta testers

We designed the first set to be installed after gimbal startup. Why? because we figured people would want to meter the scene, and then install the appropriate filter. We were wrong. We received a lot of feedback that people wanted to leave the filters on at all times. So we made the next version able to stay on at all times. We did get our original customers refunds if they wanted, but most elected to upgrade to the Cinema Series Filters at a discount:

PolarPro Cinema Series

Let me know if you have any other questions,
-Jeff
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QuanthonyTrang Posted at 2016-12-28 01:32
The polar pros are not heavy. They are designed wrong. The filters obstruct the initialisation when the mavic is powered on.

This is correct, with the 1st version we assumed that people would not mind putting the filters on after calibration. We were wrong. We took this feedback and corrected it, the Cinema Series can now be left on at all times:

https://www.polarprofilters.com/collections/dji-mavic-filters-and-accessories/products/dji-mavic-cinema-series-vivid-collection

Let me know if you have any questions on them,
-Jeff
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stratosHD Posted at 2016-12-28 01:11
Thanks for that advise, was about to buy the PolarPro!

I thin there are same PGYTech on ebay I might give them a try, I was wondering, why do you need to take the Polar Pro when powering the drone?

The PolarPro Cinema Series do not need to be removed:


Let me know if you have any questions,
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i was recently looking to get filters. which company has the best ones? taco, polar pro, or freewill? dji filters look cheap
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boostedford Posted at 2017-1-23 13:33
i was recently looking to get filters. which company has the best ones? taco, polar pro, or freewill? dji filters look cheap

I got Freewell arrived very quick & work great
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boostedford Posted at 2017-1-23 13:33
i was recently looking to get filters. which company has the best ones? taco, polar pro, or freewill? dji filters look cheap

I personally use our Cinema Series Filters, I cant comment on the others, but here are a few shots I compiled over the last few months of testing the Cinema Series filters:

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wow great video!
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Thanks!
-Jeff
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PolarPro Posted at 2016-12-29 08:48
The PolarPro Cinema Series do not need to be removed:
PolarPro Cinema Series Mavic Install


Hey Jeff, i ordered the cinema vivid collection couple days ago but that nd32 from the shutter collection seems interesting as well. I was wondering if you guys had plans to sell filters seperarely instead of as part of a kit.
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JCB522 Posted at 2017-1-28 00:49
Hey Jeff, i ordered the cinema vivid collection couple days ago but that nd32 from the shutter collection seems interesting as well. I was wondering if you guys had plans to sell filters seperarely instead of as part of a kit.

Yes you can always email us for special ordering single ND filters.
support@polarprofilters.com

Thanks!

Jeff
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