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Filter for P2V+

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by honolii, May 10, 2014.

  1. honolii

    Feb 19, 2014
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    I installed a lens adapter on my P2V+ camera today and then added a 37mm polarizer filter. When I started the aircraft, the gimbal made erratic motions and a few minutes after I turned it on I had a gimbal error message on the screen. Because of the added weight, the camera also kept dropping downward. I put a counterweight on the back of the camera to see if this would help. Unfortunately I still got a gimbal error note and the gimbal motors clearly over heated. Anyone have an idea how to put a filter on the P2V+ without causing gimbal problems?

  2. RedRyderMedia

    Apr 7, 2014
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    Anything you add to the gimbal needs to be light and balanced. I've thought about how to add neutral density filter to slow down the shutter on sunny days, and it seems like you could do something similar to polarize the light.

    First, I don't know enough about polarized light, so this will be a learning exercise. Here is the wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarizing ... hotography)

    Polarizing film is available in small sheets. It is also available with an adhesive backing.


    I suggest buying some and cut a small square the size of the diameter of the P2V+ lens HOUSING. Apply the adhesive side to the camera housing. Use the small squares disposably by removing when you don't need it and apply a new square when you need it. Use the corners of the square as handles to apply and remove.

    Not elegant, but I think it will work.
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