DJI is a team of popular Chinese drone-creators who launched the Mavic 2 Pro following great enthusiasm from thousands of pro aerial photographers worldwide. The team designed the new drone with the goal of offering artists longer flight times, more range, improved anti-collision sensors and an advanced 1” CMOS Hasselblad camera. With such a sophisticated range of features and systems, this latest version of the Mavic drone series is growing in popularity daily, making it a #1 choice among photographers and videographers worldwide.
If you’re anything like most new Mavic 2 Pro owners, you’re likely already searching for accessories that’ll maximize your experience and probably are looking into ND filters.
What is an ND filter, and why should you care? Well, if drones are part of your life or career, you’ll know that the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is one of the best drones available on the market. If you care about capturing top-notch images and videos that scream “professional quality”, ND filters should be on your priority list. It’s the best purchase you can make for your DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone (after spare batteries, of course). Short for “Neutral Density,” ND filters act sort of like sunglasses, limiting the amount of light penetrating the lens. The result? Cinematic footage that’ll have you saying: “Did I shoot that?”
You might know the general rule of thumb when shooting manually - shutter speed should always be double the frame rate to avoid “choppy” footage. With ND filters you will never have to worry about increasing shutter speed to maintain exposure. Furthermore it is important to understand the meaning behind ND filter markings:
Contrary to popular belief, not all ND filters are equal. There are several things you’ll want to look out for, like high-quality glass, extreme color shift capabilities, and more. On a mission to analyze our own filter sets, we put various ND filters to the test by shooting a color chart with and without ND/PL filters (of varying strengths). We were searching for things like:
By the end of the test, we had three clear victors. On that note, here are our top three picks when choosing ND filters for your Mavic 2 Pro Drone!
Compiled by Tiffen exclusively for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone, this 6-filter ND/Polarizer kit offers multiple aperture and shutter speed options for drone enthusiasts. You’ll enjoy more variety with 0.6, 0.9, and 1.2 Neutral Density filters, reducing light by 2, 3, or 4 stops respectively.
All 6 x filters are made from optical glass, with scratch and waterproof multi-coating. You’ll find that you can adjust contrast and intensity easily while reducing glare from reflective surfaces. Users note that clarity and color fidelity are never lost.
These three filters “darken” images overall, empowering artists to photograph with a wider aperture, slower shutter speed, and more depth of field control. The filter mounts are built from aluminum, with a rectangular shape and circular polarizer filters (with a rotating ring). A bonus metal case carries and protects your filters.
Freewell Gear is a pioneering supplier and manufacturer of professional filters and accessories for DJI purchases. If you’re a professional photographer and/or videographer who needs to capture high-quality images and footage in various daylight conditions, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Filters All-Day 8-Pack is for you.
This particular pack, as its name suggests, offers 8 different Mavic 2 Pro filter types. Let’s take a look at those in more detail:
This pack’s ND filters effectively slow down your camera’s shutter speed by restricting the amount of light that enters the camera’s lens. This specific kit does so gradually. The pack’s CPL filter works to prevent unwanted reflections found through naturally-reflective surfaces, like windows, water, and snow. With this kit, your images won’t be affected by reflective outdoor conditions.
By incorporating the kit’s hybrid filters (ND/IPL), you’ll enjoy crystal-clear imagery and footage when filming outdoors. Without the distractions or frustrations of reflective surfaces, and more control than ever before, you can focus on what you do best - creating art through the lens.
Ladies and gentlemen, we introduce our top ND filter pick - PolarPro for Mavic 2 Pro. This phenomenal kit features three ND filters and ND/PL hybrids, all neatly supplied in a stylish magnetic filter case (redesigned for more efficient filter access).
Each filter has been carefully engineered to quickly and easily screw onto your DJI Mavic 2 Pro, in place of the stock UV filter, without gimbal strain. This kit controls the light entering your lens, opening the iris, reducing shutter speed, and empowering artists to film with longer exposures.
The result is breathtaking imagery no matter how bright the weather outside. You’ll also find less glare from reflective surfaces, with additional support from polarization reference indicators. These are laser-etched into the frames for intuitive alignment.
Like with other packs, you can expect the following f-stop reduction per ND filter:
One of PolarPro’s winning features is its production-grade, multi-coated glass, with additional perks that’ll blow you away:
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