Each example was shot at ISO 100 and 1
speed. Without a filter, your image would likely be blown out
on a sunny day.
Because of the lack of polarization, the standard ND8 filter
appears brighter and more washed out than the ND4 filter.
: The ND4 with
polarization filter returns
the brightness and contrast
to a manageable level. The
polarization also helps
reduce glare and restore
color in the sky.
Below: The most
drastic change was
moving to the ND8
Brightness levels are
back within limits, and
color has been restored
in the sky.
The ND16 filter
the ND8 with
DJI MAVIC PRO ND LENS FILTER
Matt Ruddick reviewed the DJI Mavic Pro ND Lens
Filter 4-pack from Neato Tek. Here is what he had to say:
For photographers who plan to jump into the world of aerial
photography, one trick of the trade is no longer out of reach.
Neutral density and polarization filters can be the difference
between merely getting a shot and getting the perfect shot.
That’s where the Neato Tek ND lens filters come into play.
This pack comes with ND4, ND4 with polarization, ND8,
ND8 with polarization, and ND16 filters. These high-quality
filters allow you to adjust your camera settings to fit any
situation, without losing the optimal image quality of your DJI
The filters come packed in a padded hard case that uses a
magnetic clasp that fits nicely into my Mavic carrying bag. Each
filter is constructed out of durable, lightweight aluminum that is
imperceptible to the camera gimbal.
Installation is a breeze. The filters slide on and off of the
camera lens with ease, yet are snug enough to not move during
After a dozen flights using these filters, I haven’t had one slip
off, nor was I concerned that one might. Of course, what good
is a nice, lightweight filter that fits well if the optics are subpar?
Luckily, that’s not an issue with these Neato Tek filters.
After thoroughly testing them, I found no degradation in
image quality or resolution with the filters applied, and instead
I was presented with a richer, more saturated picture from the
What probably sets the Neato Tek filters apart from the rest of
the field is the price point. At $69, they are priced significantly
less than most other packs of similar quality, and will add a
tremendous amount of production value to your photos and
The Neato Tek ND Lens Filter 4-pack is available for the DJI
Mavic Pro, as well as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, and can be found
on the company’s website.
Neato Tek: email: email@example.com; website: www.neatotek.com
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