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Do ND filters add stress to the gimbal?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by JamesG2571, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. JamesG2571

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  2. Malakai

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    I haven't noticed any issues yet with the neewer ND variable, its a little heavier than the stock UV filter. I don't have it on all the time though. Only when needed.


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  3. OrlyP

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    Apparently, mileage varies depending on the actual filter kit weight and probably even the gimbal motor tolerances.

    I have the same set but with a different brand; XIT. Though, they virtually look identical to the link you posted. Same contents in the package, down to the same stock photo.

    Anyway, I was having problems when I use the CPL filter (heaviest filter of the bunch). I had to add some ballast/counterweight behind the camera to balance it. It actually worked well.

    The counterweight doesn't seem to affect the gimbal even if I unscrew the CPL.
     
  4. Michael Humphrey

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    My polarizing filter seems heavy. The cam will fall to straight down and back to original setting.
    You got pics of how and what you used to counterweight the filter?


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    10-gram lead tire weights. I sprayed them black with Plasti Dip.

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  6. Michael Humphrey

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    Beautiful.
    Thanks


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