DJI Mavic is the most popular drones currently from the renowned drone brand. Companies, such as Polar Pro, Taco RC and Freewell are the leaders in providing efficiency-enhancing accessories for DJI.

Polar Pro mostly leads the group with an extensive customer base. The brand has done extensive marketing to stay ahead of the competition. However, after experts pointed out certain aspects of the performance of Polar Pro products, we are left to wonder whether a brand name ensures quality as well.

Polar Pro has lately faced issues with the design of its camera lens filters. According to public records, the company has made changes to its product at least 3 times till date. The company had to tweak its system in the first version as it needed to be installed after connecting with Mavic which proved to be a hassle for users. The 2nd change allowed users to install the application after connecting the Mavic but this resulted in users being unaware and breaking the gimbal while trying to connect the filter. The third alteration involved changing the outer design of the 2nd version of the filter which was claimed as being a significant improvement. Apart from this, Polar Pro offers its filters in two different categories – Basic version which has a black colored filter ring and the Cinema Edition which has a filter ring made of multicoated glass.

Let us take a quick peek at some of the aspects of filters from Polar Pro, Taco RC and Freewell which were highlighted by our experts:

Polar Pro Cinema Series 6 Filter Pack

  • Price – USD 149.99
  • Includes – ND4/PL, ND8/PL, ND16/PL, ND8, ND16 and ND32 neutral density filters

Freewell Filters 6 Pack

  • Price – USD 99.99
  • Includes – ND8/PL, ND16/PL, ND8, ND16 and ND32 neutral density camera lens filters

Taco RC 6 Pack

  • Price – USD 67.99
  • Includes – (non-coated) ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32, ND64 and UV camera lens filters

The Taco RC 6 Pack, even with its lower price, fails to meet the mark as it lacks multicoated filter glasses being provided by Freewell and Polar Pro. It also does not have the CPL filter or ND/PL filter in it. However, the quality of Taco RC lens filters is sufficiently satisfactory with its buyers.

As compared in weights, the Polar Pro filters are heaviest (ND filter = 1.06 g and ND/PL filters = 1.31 g) whereas Freewell and Taco RC filters weigh less than 1 g. The weight of filters is vital for smooth functioning of the drone’s gimbal. Heavily loaded drones tend to lose calibration.

All in all the experts at Future Labz are of the opinion that Freewell seems to provide an essential range of lens filters in its 6 pack. The filter lenses are made from high-end multicoated HD glass and the overall material ensures efficient and robust use.

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