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Counter weights for filters

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Houston, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Houston

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    I'm trying to decide between Rainbowers & Snakeriver & Polar Pro filters but hesitant with counter weights. Your experience is greatly appreciated


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  2. Fplvert

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    I use the Snake River ones with no problem on P3P. My friend has a P3S that uses counter-weight (a nickel) attached with Velcro to the back of the camera. In my experience, it's not necessary on the Pro.
     
  3. Air Ontario

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    I use the Polar Pros. No issues on a P3P and no counterweight and no warnings about gimbal overload either.
     
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  4. Jeff48920

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    I've gone through a number of filters and now have used the Rainbowers Professional set with the included counter weights for well over 3 months. I have had zero issues with the gimbal and have achieved the best quality results. They are not for everyone but the pro quality of the glass and flexibility of the matte box design is top end stuff.
     
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  6. jamesb72

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    Velcro/coin is a brilliant idea. A balanced gimbal is definitely going to be better both for smoothness and load on gimbal controller!