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Looking for a Decent UV Filter for my DJI Phantom 4

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by bigmike52, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. bigmike52

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    Hi, im in the UK and looking for advice on what UV filter to buy for the Phantom 4, not really wanting to buy a set as the UV one will be the only one i will use. Seen some on the main auction sites but no sure what they are like.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rockydog

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    The filter that comes fitted to your P4 camera is a UV filter. Are you sure you're not looking for an ND filter?
     
  3. bigmike52

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    Ok, I wasn't sure as it does not make any difference but obviously does the job, i use a UV filter on my Fuji X pro 2 camera and it is a great asset in the sunlight. Not wanting a ND Filter but thanks for the reply. Cheers Michael
     
  4. rockydog

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    The UV filter is fine for photography, but you'll probably find that once you start doing much video, an ND filter will be something you want to add......without it, shutter speeds get far too high on bright days, and you wind up with jerky video (a bit like Keystone Cops!).
     
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    Ok thanks for that. I also have a go pro 4 silver and have a set for that but never used them. Something else i will have to consider now. Cheers again.
     
  6. Filmmaker

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    Without ND's you can't really shoot video with fixed aperture lenses like the one which is mounted on Phantom quads. With set of ND's you can drop the shutter down to 1/50 (24 or 25 fps) or 1/60 (30 fps) of second in order achieve flicker free video and smooth motion blur (if over cranked then adjust shutter speed accordingly). You should be OK with ND4, ND8, ND16 and ND32.


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    Thanks for that will take a look around and see whats about.
     
  8. Filmmaker

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    I can recommend PolarPro filters. They are light (you can't put too much weight on gimbal in order it work properly) and have better AR coating (at least the PolarPro cinema series) than DJI stock ND filters.


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    Thanks again for your help. will investigate now. Cheers