Camera Filters

Discussion in 'Spark Discussions' started by Adza 68, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Adza 68

    Adza 68 Member

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    I have seen sets of 3,4, or 6 camera filters on Ebay etc. Does anyone use any filters, if so what filters are you using? I am thinking maybe a polarising as I have on my own camera but not sure if others are worthwhile.
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  2. Londroner

    Londroner Well-Known Member

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    ND filters are your best bet if you're doing filming. They usually come in sets of 3 or 6. I use PolarPro on my Mavic and hope to get their Spark ND filters as they seem to fit better than some others. However, they aren't cheap.
     
  3. Adza 68

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    Yes just saw a good review of these on YouTube and they look like good quality for the money. Have read that many of the cheaper copy ones can be too heavy and therefore not function properly.
    https://www.amazon.com/PolarPro-Spark-Filters-Cinema-Shutter-Collection/dp/B074TG83YF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1505633467&sr=8-1&keywords=polar+pro+spark&linkCode=sl1&tag=estacio0f-20&linkId=ee74c563d2412a06842f050b84615dea
    Think ND def way to go.
     
  4. Zoran

    Zoran Well-Known Member

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    I use the Polar Pro cinema series on my Spark...love em! They fit really well and do make a difference to smoothen/soften the video image.
     
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  5. Adza 68

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    Thanks, I definitely think I will go with these.
     
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    Londroner Well-Known Member

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    ND filters shouldn't affect image quality at all. Their sole function is to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. This leads to lower shutter speeds, which in turn cause slight image blur in moving objects - the much-desired 'cinematic' effect.
     
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    Zoran Well-Known Member

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    That's what I meant...it smoothens out the image, it's nothing to do with image quality...
     
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    I have quite a “noob” question then. If my primary purpose for using the Spark is photography then I shouldn’t waste money on the PolarPro filters I was going to buy? I have them for my Phantom 4, which I use quite often whether it’s for videos or photography.
     
  9. Sparky92

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    Correct, you won't need them.
     
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    Ok thank you. My main thing I enjoy doing is photography. Haven't gotten into cinematography as much... I would love to eventually, but it hasn't been my forte. I will eventually try and get better at that too. I'll probably end up buying some filters then lol.
     
  11. jdascanio

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    Does price matter when buying fillters for the camera?
     
  12. msinger

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    Price is certainly important, but you really want to go with quality when choosing a filter. If you buy the cheapest filters you can find (ignoring quality & reviews), you could end up spending more money in the long run if you need to buy several brands to find one that works well.
     
  13. suprPHREAK

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    A polarizer filter is your friend for still photos, especially landscapes.

    I'm using the PolarPro, (the cheaper set) and am satisfied.