ND Filter Sets for DJI Mavic 3 Classic Drones
From fixed ND filters to variable ND filters with multiple aperture options, find the drone filter set that best suits your needs.
Comparison of the same photo taken with and without an ND Filter
More about ND Filters for the DJI Mavic 3 Classic
What filters do you need for your DJI Mavic 3 Classic?
- ND Filter: It is the most popular filter for drones. With the neutral density filter, drone images are darkened evenly for optimal image quality. Read more about ND Filters.
- CPL Filter: Reduces reflections on non-metallic surfaces. These reflections occur on glass or the surface of water, for example. In addition, a CPL filter increases the contrast of the image. Read more about Polarizing Filters.
- UV-Filter: Ultraviolet light, which can cause a blue cast, is filtered out. This is already included with the Mavic 2 Pro drone. Read more about UV Filters.
- Graduated Filters: Compensates for differences in contrast between the sky and the ground.
Why should you have an ND filter for your DJI Mavic 3 Classic Drone?
Generally, filters are used to create or reduce an effect. Neutral density filters or ND filters are used to achieve a uniform darkening of the image. This effect is comparable to sunglasses. Neutral density filters are made of glass or plastic and are screwed or plugged in front of the lens.
The darkening of the image is achieved by neutral gray colored lenses. That is why they are called gray filters, among other things. In addition, the use of ND filters allows flexible adjustment options, such as the shutter speed and ISO value of the camera drones.
In addition, gray filters are needed for long exposures with a drone. The smear and flow effects are caused by slow shutter speeds.
Neutral density filter exposure times when photographing with drones
- DJI ND4 Filter: Passes 1/4 of the incident light, Reduces light by 2-stops
- DJI ND8 Filter: Passes 1/8 of the incident light, Reduces the light by 3-stops
- DJI ND16 Filter: Transmits 1/16 of the incident light, Reduces the light by 4 stops
- DJI ND32 Filter: Transmits 1/32 of incident light, reduces light by 5 stops
- DJI ND64 Filter: Passes 1/64 of the incident light, Reduces the light by 6-stops
The higher the number, the darker the ND filter. In this case, the higher the number, the less light gets through. This means that a higher ND number allows longer exposures. Read more about ND filters exposure times and consult our table.
Meanwhile, there are also hybrid filters, which are a combination of polarizing filters and neutral density filters. Hybrid filters for camera drones combine the advantages of the CPL and ND filters. Light reflections are minimized and the image is evenly exposed.
How to choose the right ND filter strength for your DJI Mavic 3 Classic Drone?
Reduces the incoming light on cloudy days
On slightly cloudy days, the light is dimmed by 3 stops|
|ND16 Filter||In normal light conditions with no clouds in the sky, incoming daylight is minimized by 4 stops|
|ND32 Filter||Reduces light penetration on bright, sunny days|
|ND64 Filter||The light incidence is reduced by 6 stops on very sunny days or in snow and water|
You can find our ND filter table with exposure times here.
Despite the Mavic 3 Classic's manual aperture, an ND filter set is essential. Various camera filters can be used for photography and filming with drones. Learn more details about useful accessories for the DJI Mavic 3 Classic drone: