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rmanke
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Does anyone know where to get or make an ND filter for the Mini?

Thanks in advance...
2019-11-9
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Hello and good day rmanke. Thank you for reaching out and for the inquiry. As of the moment DJI has no official ND Filter for the DJI Mavic Mini on the DJI Official Online Store. Kindly please visit our official website at www.dji.com for the most recent update for the DJI Mavic Mini and it's accessories. Thank you.
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dronespilot
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I am sure they'll be out very soon
2019-11-9
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Juliflash
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I saw today in amazon "spain" ND filter and other accessories like extension legs.

https://www.amazon.es/Honbobo-PGYTECH-Filtro-Lente-Mavic/dp/B07ZVMQ49S/ref=sr_1_17?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=mavic+mini&qid=1573382415&sr=8-17

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louis08
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Just keep the weight limit of 250g in mind (if applicable where you're flying).

So far I haven't found a definite answer to the question whether this weight limit is meant to be
- BOW (basic operational weight) as specified by manufacturer with 249g (incl. SD card and battery, but excl. propguards)
- TOW (takeoff weight), i.e. real takeoff weight at the moment you lift the drone from the ground
- MTOW (max takeoff weight) as specified by manufacturer - and for the Mavic Mini >250g as it does fly with the propguards
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Montfrooij
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Have not seen official ones.
Mind that it will spoil the weight advantage!
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louis08 Posted at 11-10 02:55
Just keep the weight limit of 250g in mind (if applicable where you're flying).

So far I haven't found a definite answer to the question whether this weight limit is meant to be

FAE is clear about it.
You have to weigh your craft before takeoff if you want to be clear.
Not sure how it is here in EU though.
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Juliflash Posted at 11-10 02:43
I saw today in amazon "spain" ND filter and other accessories like extension legs.

https://www.amazon.es/Honbobo-PGYTECH-Filtro-Lente-Mavic/dp/B07ZVMQ49S/ref=sr_1_17?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=mavic+mini&qid=1573382415&sr=8-17

Hows it held on? Magnets?
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Juliflash
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DAFlys Posted at 11-11 00:29
Hows it held on? Magnets?

It seems to be using tabs which click to the camera chassis.
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Juliflash Posted at 11-11 01:29
It seems to be using tabs which click to the camera chassis.

Looks like it almost hangs on

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DAFlys Posted at 11-11 02:35
Looks like it almost hangs on

[view_image]

Yeah, it seems to click betwen the vents holes behind the lense and the outer ring on the lense, we will have to see.
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djiuser_f9GRHodMnENW
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I wonder if the Sparks will work?
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The Saint
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mine have shipped and should be here in a few week.
the dji mavic mini accessories product manager didn't do his/her job.

left the door open.

next time have your accessories in stock and ready to go on launch date.
2019-11-14
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Juliflash Posted at 11-10 02:43
I saw today in amazon "spain" ND filter and other accessories like extension legs.

https://www.amazon.es/Honbobo-PGYTECH-Filtro-Lente-Mavic/dp/B07ZVMQ49S/ref=sr_1_17?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=mavic+mini&qid=1573382415&sr=8-17

this looks like it's just photoshopped, doesn't look like a real prduct
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Having auto iso and using ND filters can cause as much problems as they solve, if cloud suddenly covers Sun with ND 16 on , your iso will increase greatly to compensate for darkness caused by cloud and ND filter, ND filters are usually best for when you have motion in your shots, if you don’t have motion you don’t necessarily need them .
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DAFlys Posted at 11-11 00:29
Hows it held on? Magnets?

Camera is plastic .
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Ice_2k Posted at 11-15 08:34
this looks like it's just photoshopped, doesn't look like a real prduct

Absolutely, is not photoshoped is a 3D mockup, but yes is not "real", its a model.
We will hve to wait a bit more, but there is people coming with ideas.

Still like hallmark007 states, having ND Filters with automatic shutter is 100% useless. If they ever allow full manual video controls, then yes the ND filters will be useful.
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not everything is photoshopped.. the filter is from PGYTECH.

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0d.6639537.1997196601.99.4dbc7484cEKIil&id=605464200814&sku_properties=20833:20213
2019-11-30
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sonique6784
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There is a wide range of ND filter available on eBay. I'm not sure about the glass quality unfortunately.

https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=mavic+mini+nd&_sacat=0
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l0rdlancelot Posted at 11-30 23:58
not everything is photoshopped.. the filter is from PGYTECH.

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0d.6639537.1997196601.99.4dbc7484cEKIil&id=605464200814&sku_properties=20833:20213

Is  a 3D model, you only have to look at the light reflections in the drone vs the ND filter.
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 12-1 03:12
Is  a 3D model, you only have to look at the light reflections in the drone vs the ND filter.

Sure,  it is just like McDonald if you are referring to the photo itself. But the burger? it is really real and exists.
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MrMacD Posted at 12-2 01:00
Sure,  it is just like McDonald if you are referring to the photo itself. But the burger? it is really real and exists.

lol that is a good comparison!
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JodyB
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I'm sure it's already been covered somewhere, but I think it'd be a good thing if someone did a write on on this forum as to the use of filters. When to use them, when not to use them and which one to use for what situation. Thats my problem. I don't know anything about photography and I know there is quite a few experts on here that if they shared even just a little bit of their knowledge, the photo newbs like me could benefit very well.
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Unlike many other DJI drones, I am not sure the MM requires ND filters. I have yet to see footage that is overly crisp or jittery due to the lack of ND and the camera kicking in high shutter speed. Maybe DJI implemented some kind of electronic ND (Sony patent...) or a sensor with a wide ISO and sensitivity range that prevent the need to use ND? There is no way to monitor the shutter speed data so, hard to say.
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telecam Posted at 12-2 06:27
Unlike many other DJI drones, I am not sure the MM requires ND filters. I have yet to see footage that is overly crisp or jittery due to the lack of ND and the camera kicking in high shutter speed. Maybe DJI implemented some kind of electronic ND (Sony patent...) or a sensor with a wide ISO and sensitivity range that prevent the need to use ND? There is no way to monitor the shutter speed data so, hard to say.

I have to agree, but would be nice to see if any better results can be achieved , to my mind it will be very hit and miss and better to just try control exposure through EV .
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In lieu of no UV filter, you could still use an ND filter to protect the lens from scratches...e.g. flying into a brittle bug carcass at max speed, getting too low and flying through grass or a slight forward landing/crash.
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JodyB Posted at 12-2 05:44
I'm sure it's already been covered somewhere, but I think it'd be a good thing if someone did a write on on this forum as to the use of filters. When to use them, when not to use them and which one to use for what situation. Thats my problem. I don't know anything about photography and I know there is quite a few experts on here that if they shared even just a little bit of their knowledge, the photo newbs like me could benefit very well.

Here is a good video showing the effects of using ND filters and the how to use. Now this is for the Mavic Pro which has more control. However by using the EV and AE you can somewhat adjust the shutter effective speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offMERuC4wo

Are there ND filters on the market for Mavi Mini? Yes.   Do they work?  Not really.   Here is a you tuber that shows what he has tried and failed with.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCaPgOwUa8&t=80s

Hope this is helpful.
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fans82c1c94f Posted at 12-5 12:31
Here is a good video showing the effects of using ND filters and the how to use. Now this is for the Mavic Pro which has more control. However by using the EV and AE you can somewhat adjust the shutter effective speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offMERuC4wo

Thanks fans82c1c94f
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JodyB Posted at 12-2 05:44
I'm sure it's already been covered somewhere, but I think it'd be a good thing if someone did a write on on this forum as to the use of filters. When to use them, when not to use them and which one to use for what situation. Thats my problem. I don't know anything about photography and I know there is quite a few experts on here that if they shared even just a little bit of their knowledge, the photo newbs like me could benefit very well.

Hey Jody I will try to explain.
Long story short, there is a technique in film industry, or better said, a standard called the "180 degree rule".

This "rule" states that , if you want to get that cinematic look,  the shutter speed of the camera has to be 2 times the frame rate of the movie you are shooting.
So if you are shooting 2.7K at 30FPS the ideal shutter speed is 1/60th of a second.
If you here in PAL system in Europe, is 25FPS so the ideal shutter speed 1/50th.
Film industry 24FPS, shutter speed of 1/48.

This creates a motion between frames, like some blurynes when objects move, that has a feel associated with movies.

Now if there is a lot of light, and you are already at 100ISO (you cant go lower) your shutter speed will have to be maybe let say 1/200 or more, so everything will be too crisp. In order to get that 1/200 down closer to the ideal 1/48 or 1/50, let say you have to go down 3 steps, so you will use a ND8 filter, to "turn" the light down.

Another reason why ND filters are used is because, let say you have a very nice 50mm 1.8 aperture lense for your camera, that 1.8 creates nice "bokeh" effect, which is the out of focus background, in films this is a desired effect, you want the subject in focus and the rest out of focus... well if there is too much light, you will have to change either shutter speed (but you go out of the 180 degree rule) or you have to change the aperture, but you want that out of focus elements! so you use ND filters to darken the light that reaches the sensor.

Couple of useful links.
Neutral density filters names and numers explained:
https://shuttermuse.com/neutral-density-filter-numbers-names/

The 180 degree rule explained:
https://www.polarprofilters.com/ ... speed-affects-video
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InspektorGadjet Posted at 12-5 13:24
Hey Jody I will try to explain.
Long story short, there is a technique in film industry, or better said, a standard called the "180 degree rule".


This is an awesome explanation and I actually think I understand it!!  Wow!! Thanks man!!!
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JodyB Posted at 12-5 14:24
This is an awesome explanation and I actually think I understand it!!  Wow!! Thanks man!!!

I'm happy to read that, I wrote long story short and went abit crazy
Glad you like it and was of any use!!
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