ND filters for the DJI Mini 3 Pro – my recommendations

ND Filter DJI Mini 3 Pro

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.

Of course, the DJI Mini 3 Pro comes without a built-in aperture, so you have to use an ND filter for the desired blur.

Of course, the DJI Mini 3 Pro comes without a built-in aperture, so you have to use an ND filter for the desired blur.

Why ND Filters for Video Shooting?

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.

Do the ND filters fit the DJI Mini 2 and Mini 3 Pro?

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.

A comparison of DJI Mini 2 and DJI Mini 3 Pro camera gimbals shows that the ND filters cannot be compatible.

A comparison of DJI Mini 2 and DJI Mini 3 Pro camera gimbals shows that the ND filters cannot be compatible.

Update 25.05.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX: Find more offers at Amazon and Idealo

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.

Bestseller no. 1
Freewell Bright Day ND/PL, CPL Filters 6Pack Compatible with Mini 3 Pro
  • Neutral color optics: Industry-renowned Freewell optics ensure color neutrality, making your epic content...
  • GimbalSafe: Freewell GimbalSafe technology ensures each filter frame passes a rigorous lightweight test...
  • Coating: dustproof, scratchproof, oilproof, color neutral.
Bestseller no. 2
Freewell All Day - 6 Pack ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32, ND64, ND1000 Filter Compatible with Mini 3 Pro
  • Neutral color optics: The industry-recognized Freewell optics ensure color neutrality and ensure your ...
  • GimbalSafe: Freewell GimbalSafe technology ensures each filter frame passes a rigorous lightweight test...
  • Coating: Dust-proof, scratch-proof, oil-proof, colour-neutral.
0,96 EURBestseller no. 3
Skyreat Mini 3 Pro ND Filter, Polarizer Filter Camera Lens Filter Set Compatible with DJI Mini 3...
  • 【Mini 3 Pro RC Filter】 Specially designed for the DJI Mini 3 Pro RC, reduces the amount of light that the camera ...
  • 【Multi-coating optics】 The double-sided, multi-layer coating process ensures a first-class ...
  • 【Ultra-Light Plastic Design】Each filter weighs about 0,7g. After installing the filter, the...
Bestseller no. 4
HAPAW CPL & ND Filter for DJI Mini 3 Pro, [4 pieces] ND Filter ND8 ND16 ND32 + Adjustable CPL...
  • 【Compatible with DJI Mini 3 Pro accessories】 Specially developed for DJI mini pro with professional adjustable CPL ...
  • 【ND Filter-ND8 ND16 ND32】 Compatible with Dji mini 3 pro ND filter,For pictures: Prevents overexposure with ...
  • 【Adjustable CPL filter】 CPL filter can be adjusted by adjusting the scale on the filter to adjust the light ...
18,11 EURBestseller no. 5
Skyreat Mini 3 Pro Filter, ND Filter Set for DJI Mini 3 Pro Accessories, Pack of 6 (CPL ND8 ND16 ND32 ...
  • 【Professional design】 Specially developed for the DJI Mini 3 Pro camera, reduces the amount of light that the ...
  • 【Filter Frame Material】The filter frame is made of aircraft grade aluminum alloy. The non-slip...
  • 【Multi-coating optics】 The double-sided, multi-layer coating process ensures a first-class ...

Old status: ND filter sets for the Mini 3 Pro are still in short supply

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:

4,00 EUR
Skyreat Mini 3 Pro ND Filter, polarizer lens ND filter set compatible with DJI Mini 3 Pro...
  • 【Mini 3 Pro Filter】 Precisely designed for the DJI Mini 3 Pro, reduces the amount of light that the camera ...
  • 【Multi-coating optics】 The double-sided, multi-layer coating process ensures a first-class ...
  • 【Ultra-Light Plastic Design】Each filter weighs about 0,7g. After installing the filter, the...

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.

Mini 3 Pro ND Filter Set for DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone (ND filter set that meets the needs...
  • ND filter set includes ND16, ND64, ND256 These high quality ND filters for light reduction offer advanced...
  • Made of high-quality, light-reducing materials, this filter set can help you capture true color...
  • Single weight: 0,75 g

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.

The manufacturer Freewell has been producing high-quality ND filters for various DJI drones for years - the filters are of course also available for the DJI Mini 3 Pro.

The manufacturer Freewell has been producing high-quality ND filters for various DJI drones for years - the filters are of course also available for the DJI Mini 3 Pro.

Freewell ND filters for the Mini 3 Pro?

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.

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6 comments

  1. Dirk says:

    Just bought the 6 piece set from Freewell's website, website says it should be here by mid-June. This will very likely (again) be better than DJI's and has two more filters. Cost: $49 plus $20 shipping to Austria. Salute!

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hi Dirk! That actually depends on the price. I'll wait until they put it on Amazon... after that the package gets stuck in customs and I have to travel halfway across the world again to get it. :-(

  2. Another recommendation is Rollei, provided they have filters for drones again.

    But how do you use a polarizing filter on a drone? The angle to eliminate the reflections or to enhance the color must be set beforehand. By changing the positions not so easy. Or?

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Karsten! Yes that's right. I couldn't explain it to myself either, but then I found a video and someone tried it with the Mavic 2 or 3. He came to the conclusion that the sun has to be on the side and then the polarizing filter helps, for example, to make the green of forests greener or to give the clouds more structure. But if you turn wildly back and forth, a polarizing filter will do nothing. An ND filter makes more sense for getting good shots.

  3. Nils says:

    The Honbobo filters are actually JSR filters. Unfortunately, these seem to have been produced with incorrect values ​​and high deviations. I bought the big set of 12 filters, ND 32 and ND 64 don't fit at all. All other filters fit tightly to very tightly. In the case of the very narrow ones, one can assume that these will damage the pins of the DJI camera in the long term. There will definitely be wear and tear on the tight ones as well since the material is harder than the camera material. If someone tries to attach the filters that don't fit with too much pressure, there is a very high probability that the pins of the snap mechanism will break off.
    PS: The original DJI placeholder has some freedom of movement, the snap mechanism works perfectly here!

    • Jen Kleinholz says:

      Hello Nils! Thanks for your information. Then I will remove the Honobo filter from the article. It makes no sense to recommend such a product. I think the DJI and Freewell ones are the best choices.

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