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Mavic Pro Filters: Which do you use? (Poll)
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Mini-G
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Hi all,

I purchased the Polar Pro 6 pack cinema series set at the start of the year, due to the large range of filters and I thought this would be a great starter set.
Since then I’ve mainly use the ND16 & 16/PL and the ND32. I do most of my shooting during the middle of the day and I guess these are best suited to this time.

I will soon purchase an ND64 and possibly the ND64/PL.
Also I'm considering getting the Exposure collection, which has ND128, ND256 and ND1000. Has anyone used these filters?

Question to everyone:
  • Which do Filters do you use with your Mavic Pro?
  • Also any recommendations on other filters I should consider?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!!
Happy Flying!

I've included some videos from PolarPro's site and product photos below:
(not my video.)

Polar Pro Cinema Series:

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Polar Pro Exposure Collection:

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2018-9-28
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Mini-G
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Thanks to the people that are adding to the poll!
2018-9-28
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Mini-G
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Hi all,

Please leave me some feedback if possible!

Thanks in advance!
2018-10-1
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A CW
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I also use an ND4 and UV.
2018-10-1
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Picanoc Jack
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Mostly 32nd
2018-10-1
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Mini-G
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Hi thanks for your feedback.

Do you use a straight ND 32 or one with with a polarisation?
2018-10-1
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Picanoc Jack
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Mini-G Posted at 2018-10-1 20:50
Hi thanks for your feedback.

Do you use a straight ND 32 or one with with a polarisation?

straight one,  that's all I could afford
2018-10-2
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Mini-G
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Picanoc Jack Posted at 2018-10-2 07:12
straight one,  that's all I could afford

Well if it works, then why not?
2018-10-2
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Mini-G
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Picanoc Jack Posted at 2018-10-2 07:12
straight one,  that's all I could afford

Do you use your ND32 during very bright days?
Or do you use it to get low shutter speeds for photography?
2018-10-3
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Picanoc Jack
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Mini-G Posted at 2018-10-3 02:14
Do you use your ND32 during very bright days?
Or do you use it to get low shutter speeds for photography?

both,  I do lower shutter speed works good
2018-10-3
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dbparti024
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I fly with ND32, Arizona gets a lot of sun...
2018-10-3
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I need some advice on which filter to use, especially since never used one on my Mavic Pro yet.
2018-10-3
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-10-3 14:00
I need some advice on which filter to use, especially since never used one on my Mavic Pro yet.

For video, for example, if shooting in 30fps you will need a filter that will allow you to shoot at twice the frame rate, this is what our eyes are accustomed to watching. And will give the correct motion blur, like water moving people running or trees moving in the wind.

Light will play a big part, so usually when shooting in the middle of the day when the sun is harsh you would need a higher ND filter like 16ND or 32ND , when the sun is rising in the morning or going down in the evening maybe ND8 or even ND 16, on a cloudy day ND4 will work well, really it will be trial and error to find out what is working for you in your envoirment.

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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-10-3 16:34
For video, for example, if shooting in 30fps you will need a filter that will allow you to shoot at twice the frame rate, this is what our eyes are accustomed to watching. And will give the correct motion blur, like water moving people running or trees moving in the wind.

Light will play a big part, so usually when shooting in the middle of the day when the sun is harsh you would need a higher ND filter like 16ND or 32ND , when the sun is rising in the morning or going down in the evening maybe ND8 or even ND 16, on a cloudy day ND4 will work well, really it will be trial and error to find out what is working for you in your envoirment.

I shoot allot of video in bright sunny days given I'm living in Arizona. Since I haven't used any filters yet, and usually I film in 4K 4096x2160p 24fps, I'm thinking  polarized neutral density filters 16 & 32, maybe even 64?

I set my Mavic Pro to auto white balance in vivid color mode and adjust the sharpness, contrast, saturation to -3, +3, -3, and  think these settings give me the crispiest cinematic look, but I just wonder how much improvement will filters improve this image?
2018-10-3
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TrevorSK
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I use an ND4 for normal daytime shooting, and ND32 for bright winter day with snow. But I'm not a professional and I don't worry about my shutterspeed as much as some.
2018-10-9
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FntX
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It really depends on what I'm trying to achieve. Most of the time i put on the ND16 but when in bright daylight it's ND32 because of the aforementioned shutter speed.
For video recordings it's almost always ND32 in daylight and ND8-16 in the morning or evening. It heavily depends on the weather. I want smooth footage so it's always a matter of trial and error until the exposure is right at 1/40 or 1/60 (depending on the FPS)

I always try to shoot reflective surfaces with (C)PL filters. It's a lot of work to adjust them right but the result is worth it.
2018-10-10
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pjollain
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ND4 non PL is missing from the list
2018-10-16
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