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Recommend a lens kit

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by EMT_760, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. EMT_760

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    Hi everyone,

    Semi new pilot here. Was wondering what kits on Amazon or elsewhere you suggest for the lens hood, UV, filters for the Phantom 3 4k? It looks like Neewer is obviously a bad choice. Any recommendations for a good kit?
     
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    I compared many of the commonly used lens filters in this thread.
     
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    Lens hood may overload the gimbals in flight (wind), or maybe on ground too. It doesn't take much and some variable density filters have been known to overload it with a "Gimbal Ovarload" warning as well due to weight.

    Filters? Polar Pro ND16, ND32, and ND64 should cover you well enough. This: DJI Phantom 3 Cinema Series - Shutter Collection You can sing up for 10% off and they might send you a gimbal lock too that works easier than the stock one.

    Imho, the polarizers with the wide-angle lens can mess up the sky blue density so the ND seems to work better for me.
     
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  5. EMT_760

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    Good info. I think your right Gmack. Only reason I wanted a lens hood is because of the " prop shadow" effect I've seen from flying into the sun. I read that will reduce it along with a ND filter.

    What are you thoughts on this kit? Someone claims just as good as Polar in the comments. Not sure what to think.


    " Package: 4pcs filter ( Circular-Polarizing filter, ND4 filter, ND8 filter,UV filter) + one admission "


    https://www.amazon.com/HOBBYTIGER-L...3879785&sr=8-1&keywords=phantom+3+4k+lens+kit
     
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    I'd pass
    Personally, I'd pass on that set. The ND4 is almost useless as it the ND8 if you want to slow the shutter down to avoid seeing the props -- if that's your plan. Plus, if you look at the design, they have a large lip on them which makes it a heavy filter. Polar Pro had those for a while, but did away with them and they are now similar in design to the stock filter and lighter than their old large-lipped push-on design. Some report the push-ons as being really tight, and others too loose. Go for the screw-ons if possible.

    I have some of the Polar Pro large-lipped ones that press-on and they weigh 7.2 grams. Their newer and smaller screw-on design is 4.1 grams. Fwiw, the stock DJI UV filter is 2.4 grams which makes the push-ons almost three times the weight of stock.