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Decisions, decisions: Trying to choose filters for my Mavic Pro

PumpinIron

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Given the choice between the PolarPro, Freewell, and Sandmarc filters for the Mavic Pro, is there a clear winner between them, or am I just splitting hairs and are they all pretty much equal?
 

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Given the choice between the PolarPro, Freewell, and Sandmarc filters for the Mavic Pro, is there a clear winner between them, or am I just splitting hairs and are they all pretty much equal?
I like the PolarPro's they work very well. I do not have any experience with the other two brands.
Good Luck.
 
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Have you thought about whether you really need filters? If so then try to look at videos of how the filters stay on. Something with a ring of felt is not gonna be very good.
 

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I just picked up the PGYTECH 4 pack from B&H. 4,8,16 and 32.
Haven't used them yet but they are ND's with a polarizer on them as well.
Pretty amazing they can build them that small!
 

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I’ve been extremely happy with PolarPro, in fact I’m looking at getting their new Iris system for the iPhone.
 

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Have you thought about whether you really need filters? If so then try to look at videos of how the filters stay on. Something with a ring of felt is not gonna be very good.
I presume from the above that some filters use felt but not all as my Polar Pro ones are just made to fit precisely. They have a kind of ridged finish on the inside which seems to grab the camera firmly. I have not tried the other makes the o/p mentions but can confirm that Polar Pro are easy to install and remove - much easier than the instructions imply. The company themselves have also given me excellent customer service.

One point to mention to the o/p is that I use the 'stronger' filters most. Originally I got a set of three going up to NDPL16 but quickly realised I needed a NDPL32. In fact that is the one I end up using most and shooting at 30fps and 1/60 shutter speed sometimes the clouds can be blown out if it is a very bright day and especially if shooting over water,
 

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I have a set of Newer filters. They work fine. No problems with Gimbal clearance
I have a set of these as well. $20 delivered.
 
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I have not bought any filters yet so this is an interesting topic for me.
So if Newer filters are $20 delivered and polar pro are closer to $100, what are you in fact paying for with the PP’s?

J
 

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There are YouTube vids comparing the neweer filters to other brands. I can't see a difference.
 

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I have the Neweers, and at first I was hesitant to buy them because people said they didn’t pass gimbal calibration. Well they are wrong. The neweers work great. Do you really want to spend $100 and up when you can pay 20?
 

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Fwiw, the neweer filters I bought have never interfered with the gimbal calibration. I believe older ones did, but I only read that online.

The only issue I had with them was the inner felt gasket/ring got bunched up on one of them. It was an easy fix.