DJI OSMO Pocket is one of the most popular hand-held gimbals today. The OSMO Pocket has become a top choice among amateur videographers and professional extreme sports lovers too.
The OSMO Pocket is designed very sleek. It is equipped with an advanced 3-axis gimbal. This gimbal is mechanical for maximum stability. OSMO Pocket has a 1/2.3” sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The OSMO Pocket’s camera offers an impressive 80°-wide Field-Of-Vision. It is able to capture stunning 4K videos at 60fps and slow motion videos with 1080p at 120fps. The 12MP camera is efficient for capturing high-quality images.
Expert photographers understand that a camera is best used with filters. Hence, there are numerous types of filters available today for the DJI OSMO Pocket. Freewell Gear, the leading drone and camera accessories makers has a wide range of DJI OSMO Pocket filters to offer.
Every filter has a unique feature that is designed for use in a particular situation. Before buying filters for DJI OSMO Pocket there are several basic tips you need to know. These 5 tips will help understand the best filters you need to buy for your particular choice of video shooting using DJI OSMO Pocket.
1. Why you should use filers with DJI OSMO Pocket
There’s a very simple reason for recommending use of Freewell Gear filters with your OSMO Pocket. It lets you follow the 180-degree rule. This term refers to setting the shutter speed of your camera to twice that of the camera’s frame rate. This helps to get the cinematic ‘motion blur’ instead of hard, jittery footage of moving objects. However, if you try to compensate the automatic settings of the shutter speed by increasing it this could create over-exposure and ruin the image.
This is where Neutral Density (ND) filters come handy. The ND filters help control the amount of light hitting the camera sensor by slowing down the shutter speed. Every ND filter comes with a specific limit for slowing down the shutter speed. Hence, it is important to learn the right ND filter for the right photography condition.
2. Types of Filters for use with DJI OSMO Pocket
Now that you know why experts recommend using filters with OSMO Pocket let’s check out the common types of filters available for DJI OSMO Pocket:
Neutral Density (ND) Filters
• Freewell Gear ND4 filter for OSMO Pocket lowers the shutter speed by 2 f-stops.
• Freewell Gear ND8 filterfor OSMO Pocket lowers the shutter speed by 3 f-stops.
• Freewell Gear ND16 filter for OSMO Pocket lowers the shutter speed by 4 f-stops.
Freewell Gear also offers Circular Polarized Lens (CPL) filters for use with OSMO Pocket. This is excellent to reduce the glare from natural reflective surfaces, such as windows, snow, water-bodies, etc.
Hybrid (ND/PL) Filters
The Freewell Gear Hybrid filters for OSMO Pocket integrate the best features of Neutral Density and Polarized Lens filters.
• Freewell Gear ND8/PL filter for OSMO Pocket is designed to lower the shutter speed by 3 f-stops. It also helps prevent unwanted glare at the same time.
• Freewell Gear ND16/PL filter for OSMO Pocket helps lower the shutter speed by 4 f-stops. It also helps to avoid reflected light from ground surfaces too.
• Freewell Gear ND32/PL filter for OSMO Pocket reduces the shutter speed by 5 f-stops. It also helps avoid marring your image by preventing glare from reflective surfaces.
• Freewell Gear ND64/PL filter for OSMO Pocket reduces the shutter speed to its lowest. It also prevent unwanted glare simultaneously.
Freewell Gear is the global innovator of the ND1000 filter. The Freewell Gear ND1000 filter for OSMO Pocket lowers the shutter speed by 10 f-stops. It also helps to minimize lens flare and balances highlights perfectly.
• Freewell Gear ND8-GR filter lowers the shutter speed by 3 f-stops. It also balances the exposure between the ground and sky effectively.
• Freewell Gear ND16-GR filter slows the shutter speed by 4 f-stops. It also effectively maintains the exposure differently above and below the horizon.
• Freewell Gear ND32-GR filter decrease the shutter speed by 5 f-stops. It also helps balance exposure levels efficiently.
Light Pollution Reduction Filter
The Freewell Gear Light Pollution Reduction filter is designed to prevent light pollution when capturing pictures of the night sky.
3. How to use filters with DJI OSMO Pocket
Freewell Gear is always focused on quality of product and efficiency to use it. All Freewell Gear filters for DJI OSMO Pocket have a unique and simple attaching procedure. These filters have a magnetic border integrated in them.
You only need to carefully hold the filter between your thumb and forefinger and move it close to the OSMO Pocket’s camera lens. The magnetic snap-on design will immediately attach the filter perfectly aligned with the camera lens.
4. When to use filters with DJI OSMO Pocket
Every Freewell Gear filter for DJI OSMO Pocket is designed to be used in specific situations.
• Freewell Gear ND4 filter is meant for use in low daylight, with fairly overcast conditions.
• Freewell Gear ND8 filter is designed to be used on cloudy days.
• Freewell Gear ND16 filter is useful in normal daytime conditions.
• Freewell Gear CPL filter is useful when shooting outdoors near reflective surfaces, such as lakes, ponds, in snow or near numerous glass windows whose reflected light may affect the image quality.
• Freewell Gear ND8/PL filter is meant for use in bright sunny conditions. It comes handy to capture crystal-clear images when shooting near natural reflective surfaces.
• Freewell Gear ND16/PL filter is used in very bright sunlit conditions, especially when shooting near water bodies or snow.
• Freewell Gear ND32/PL filter is made for use in the brightest daytime conditions. It is most helpful to prevent unwanted glare from lakes, rivers, snow, etc to mar the image quality.
• Freewell Gear ND64/PL filter is designed to ensure the much-desired ‘motion blur’ effect which gives your footage a truly cinematic quality.
• Freewell Gear ND1000 filter is designed to prevent the unwanted ‘jell-o’ effect which is normally seen when videoing moving object. It helps to add the cinematic ‘motion blur’ effect to such objects and improves your footage quality remarkably.
• Freewell Gear ND8-GR filter is used to capture stunning videos at sunset and sunrise.
• Freewell Gear ND16-GR filter is useful for shooting in cloudy and low-lit daytime conditions.
• Freewell Gear ND32-GR filter is meant for use in bright sunny conditions.
• Freewell Gear Light Pollution Reduction filter is meant for use when shooting videos at night, especially of the night sky.
5. Maintain your DJI OSMO Pocket Filters
The Freewell Gear filters of DJI OSMO Pocket are immensely small. It is inevitable to get fingerprints and marks on the filter lens when handling them. Experts suggest to keep a special cleaning cloth or cleaning pen handy when attempting to attach or remove DJI OSMO Pocket filters.
Hopefully, these 5 tips were helpful to you in deciding which type of Freewell Gear DJI OSMO Pocket filters you need to buy for your genre of hand-held videoing.
Apart from DJI OSMO Pocket filters, Freewell Gear is renowned for providing lens filters and accessories for DJI drones and branded action cameras too.