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Prop Shadows?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Pommo, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Pommo

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    Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop it? Is it just a case of not flying into direct sun?


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    Do you mean prop shadows?
     
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    Might be, is that where you get horizontal lines across the fpv?


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    Right -- that's called "prop shadows". Here are a few things you can do:

    1) Don't fly directly into the sun.
    2) Use an ND lens filter to slow down the shutter speed.
    3) Use a lens hood to help prevent direct sun light from hitting the lens.
     
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    Thanks for your help, which ND filters to you recommend as there are so many different kits?


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    I own the DJI, Polar Pro 6-pack, Mudder, a few SRP filters, and Ditzler Photo filters. My favorite glass filters are the DJI and Polar Pro filters because they are well made and weigh the same or close to the stock UV filter. If you want to get gel filters, then go with the Ditzler Photo filters (since they can be easily handled).

    Whatever you choose to purchase, get a set that includes an ND8 and ND16. Per the chart below, you'll see those filters are needed for flying during normal daylight conditions.

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    Excellent, cheers! I'll get some ordered now.


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