Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Looking for ND Grad Filters for the Phantom 3.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Khador, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Khador

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Merseyside, UK
    Hi,

    Has anyone found a set of ND soft or Hard Edge Grad filters for the P3. i'm looking to do some more serious photography using the P3 and i'm running into issues with blown out skies or lots of post processing to lift under exposed ground.

    Before you reply, i know that there are the polar pro (and taco) filters that a solid ND... they are not what i'm looking for... these are not graduated. Graduated filters look something like this:

    http://tinyurl.com/os3cj83

    Note that its darker at one end than the other...

    I'm so fed up, I'm just about ready to but a set of cokin filters and cut some using a water jet and buy a uv fliter screw on, take out the uv fliter and make some custom filters... but that really sucks and if i ever damage them its a pain in the *** to replace.... surely someone must have created a set of grad filters...
     
  2. Fplvert

    Joined:
    May 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes Received:
    708
    Location:
    Southern Idaho USA
    Khador likes this.
  3. stilgar99

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    6
    I just ordered the snake river one. I will let you know how I like it once it arrives.
    But it sounds like what you want....

    Stilgar
     
  4. Skylark

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Can the P3 gimble take the extra weight without counterbalancing it?
     
  5. 2nd2non

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    207
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    Counterbalancing is a personal choice. I've been flying with these for weeks without issue or concerns. The force of wind is greater than the filter. Of course manufacturers will put in their typical disclaimers...
     
  6. spankybear

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Washington
    I talked with PolarPro and they said they are working on one... Didn't give a time frame

    The new design PolarPro filters are awesome!
     
  7. Khador

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Merseyside, UK
    Fplvert likes this.
  8. Khador

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Merseyside, UK
    Spotted you on the dji forums as well :) thanks for the heads up. I'll drop them a mail and see what their timelines are. If its in the next 3-6 months i'll wait otherwise i'll have a crack at creating the hard edge filters.
     
  9. RoyKron3

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    13
    I've got a Snake River ND8 CP filter on my P3P, and I'm happy with it. I use PolarPro on my P2 with GoPro Hero4 Black. My only concern is the Snake River filter fits really, really snug. So take your time putting it on and taking it off - otherwise you might damage your gimbal.
     
  10. jryser

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    Indiana
    Ordered the snake river one too. It weighs 7 grams. Looks like what the doctor ordered!


    Sent from my PT beating heart
     
  11. witold

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    102
    Interesting... I wonder if it will become part of the $150 filter package or sold independently of any sets.
     
  12. PolarPro

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2015
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    We will have 3 different grad filters to start, this will be a small test order, sold as a 3-Pack.
    We will be taking feedback and suggestions on what people like/dislike, then solidify a final set.

    Launch Set will Be: ND8, Orange/Tobacco, and a Blue.

    Timeline: 2-3 weeks from today

    Price: Still nailing this down but should be in the $49-$59 range.

    Jeff
     
    Khador likes this.
  13. Peen

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Just an FYI. I put on the SRP filter and I do NOT get gimbal overload errors at all. In fact, it's strange because I use to get them once in awhile before even though they didn't affect my video at all.
     
  14. Tricky

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    88
    Location:
    Westchester County, New York
    How do you like it? I just ordered the gnd 16/8 from srp. curious what current owners are saying. im on the P3P. thx!