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The DJI Mini 3 Pro has only been on the market for a short time and in fact mine hasn't even shipped yet. I hope DJI will catch up on that in the next few days, because I ordered it right after the DJI presentation, and since I am convinced of the camera drone from the technical data alone, I bought it pretty quickly.
But if you want to use the camera for cinematic film recordings, you will probably have to use ND filters. ND filters are gray filters that are placed in front of the camera object and darken the image without affecting the colors.
By darkening, you can reduce the exposure time of the camera and thus get a certain amount of motion blur, which ensures that the recordings look softer and smoother. As a rule of thumb, the exposure time value should be twice the frame rate. As an example: If you set the frame rate to 25 fps one should use an exposure time of 1/50s.
My first thought was that maybe the ND filters for the Mini 2 can also be used for the Mini 3 Pro. I've looked for forum posts that raise this idea, but couldn't find anything. But if you look at the cameras in the photos, you can quickly see that the shape is different. This should make it clear that ND filters for the DJI Mini 2 do not fit the Mini 3 Pro.
There are now some offers for the ND filters for the DJI Mini 3 Pro online and I can show you the right products from Amazon here. If you don't have anything to do with Amazon, you can too via this link to Idealo go and find other suppliers for the filters there.
Unfortunately, the ND filter sets for the new DJI drone are only gradually arriving in stores. As of today it is the set is available from DJI, but I saw on a YouTube video that the YouTuber generally advised against DJI Sets because of slight color variations at the edges of the recording. Unfortunately, I can't say how true that statement is.
A reader bought the Honbono set and is more than dissatisfied with the accuracy of the fit (see comment below). For this reason, you should avoid the set.
On Amazon.de, however, Honbobo has a set of ND filters that are also polarization filters. The set consists of ND8, ND16, ND32 and ND64.
This is currently the case for German customers Skyreat ND Filter Set one of the best sets. Skyreat has produced very good ND filters for other DJI drones in the past, so one can assume that the ND filters for the DJI Mini 3 Pro are also good:
On Amazon.com I was able to counter this Set by Insyoo find, which consists of the filters ND16, ND64 and ND256. Incidentally, this division into ND16, ND64 and ND256 is the same as that used by DJI itself in its set.
I would like to thank you for the DJI ND filter set for the DJI Mini 3 Pro this way to Idealo send so you can find out the cheapest offer.
My first choice would be Freewell ND filters, as they are rated very well by many drone filmmakers and are still reasonably affordable. Their set isn't available in stores at the moment, but I'll list it here when it's available.
You can do it yourself at any time via this link here check.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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