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Is a ND filter actually a bad idea?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by paddypaws, May 26, 2014.

  1. paddypaws

    May 19, 2014
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    Do you have to balance the filter with extra weight on the back of the go pro and is that putting strain on a 3D gimbel,
    Can anyone advise or share their experience of fitting a ND filter to a go pro.
    did you notice the gimbel under pressure with the extra weight?
    did you have to balance the gimble with extra weight on the back of the go pro?
    thanks for your help
  2. BMEWS

    Mar 25, 2014
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    Cambridgeshire UK
    On what Gimbal?

    basically, there's plenty of articles on here if you look.

    the gimbal motors just keep the attitude of the camera in position (other than the pitch which will allow you to move it up/down). So they're not really bearing the weight per se, However, if the gimbal isn't balanced, the motors will have to work harder to keep the camera in the correct attitude.

    On the H3-3D for example. DJI have already balanced the gimbal for a naked Go-Pro so if you were to add a filter you would need to add weight on the pitch and roll axis' (not sure about the yaw).

    On other gimbals you may just get away with balancing the weight of your set up correctly.

    Hope that helps

  3. paddypaws

    May 19, 2014
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    yes it's the H3-3D

    http://www.polarprofilters.com/shop/gop ... ityfilter/

    would there be problems fitting this onto a H3-3D with a phantom 2 ? as in would the weight of this be too much for the gimbel because i see talk of gimbels burning out from people placing things more than the naked go pro on them.
    Would i need to counter weight the filter with some more weight in the back of the go pro?

    but again the main question is how much does this ND filter weigh cus you will have to double it to balance the camera
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