Freewell DJI Osmo Pocket ND and CPL Filters – Lightweight Magnetic Sets

January 18th, 2019 Jump to Comment Section
Freewell DJI Osmo Pocket ND and CPL Filters - Lightweight Magnetic Sets

Freewell introduced filter sets for the DJI Osmo Pocket. The sets include ND, PL, ND/PL and GND filters. The Osmo Pocket ND & other filters are magnetic and lightweight with high quality 16 layers multicoated optical glass.

Freewell has been manufacturing magnetic snap-on filters and accessories for DJI products for a while, so it is no surprise they are now releasing a handful of filters for DJI’s newest handheld gimbal camera – the DJI Osmo Pocket. By the way, for more information about the Osmo Pocket, make sure to check Nino’s review and hands-on video or my older news article with the camera’s specs.

We haven’t had a chance to actually try and review Freewell’s Osmo Pocket filters yet, but will get our hands on them as soon as possible and will share our thoughts with you here.

Freewell Osmo Pocket Filters

Freewell Osmo Pocket filters are made of 16 layers multicoated optical glass which makes them scratchproof, waterproof and dustproof and also ensures crystal clarity in captured footage. The filters simply snap on the camera lens with a magnetic ring which makes it very easy to attach or detach. They are designed to be as lightweight as possible to ensure the gimbal motors will function properly. Freewell is so convinced about the quality of their filters that they are offering a lifetime warranty on all of them.

ND (Neutral Density) filters are helpful in slowing down the shutter speed of the camera by restricting the amount of light entering the camera lens. Slower shutter speed means realistic motion blur. The ND4 filter helps to slow down the shutter speed by 2 f-stops, ND8 by 3 f-stops, ND16 by 4 f-stops, ND32 by 5 f-stops and ND64 by 6 f-stops.

CPL (Circular Polarized Lens) filter works to prevent unwanted reflections from naturally reflective surfaces outdoors, such as windows, water bodies and snow, to impair the picture quality. The hybrid filters – ND/PL – incorporate features of ND and PL filters for the best combined results in bright environment.

Graduated ND filters (GND) are designed for capturing better landscape photographs and footage by balancing the exposure required for the land and the sky. As they come in more strengths, they can suit various light conditions. To enhance efficiency, the Freewell Gear Grad filters are laser-marked with horizon-lines to help users line up the aerial landscape shot well.

The ND1000 filter from Freewell is designed for getting clear images when shooting outdoors in very bright conditions for long exposure photography. Freewell was the first to design ND1000 filters for DJI drones. The ND1000 filter cuts light by 10 f-stops.

Freewell Osmo Pocket filters come in few different sets:

  • Freewell Gear All Day Filter Kit. This kit offers broad selection of filters for various light conditions. It includes 8 filters – ND4, ND8, ND16, CPL, ND8/PL, ND16/PL, ND32/PL and ND64/PL.
  • Freewell Gear Standard Day Filter Kit. This kit includes 4 filters and is aimed to offer a basic kit for not-so-strong light. It includes ND4, ND8, ND16 and PL filters
  • Freewell Gear Bright Day Filter Kit. This kit is aimed at shooting in very bright conditions. It includes 4 filters – ND8/PL, ND16/PL, ND32/PL and ND64/PL.
  • Freewell Gear Grad Landscape Kit. This one contains 3 graduated ND filters – ND8-GR, ND16-4 and ND32-8.
  • Freewell ND1000 Filter. This very dark ND filter is the only one being sold separately. It is aimed mainly at long exposure photography in bright conditions.

These filter sets for the Osmo Pocket are available now (see the links to our partner shops underneath the article). Prices are ranging from $19.99 to $129.99.

What do you think of Freewell DJI Osmo Pocket filters? Do you use the camera? Let us know in the comment section below.

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