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Sandmarc offer a great set of ND Filters for my DJI Mavic Pro drone.

This is a mini review of the Sandmarc ND filters for the DJI Mavic Pro,

This is my second photograph of the large quarry in Greenhithe, Kent, which sits opposite the Bluewater shopping centre.

My intention was to capture the quarry, water and clouds and try and get some reflection from the water.

Greenhithe Quarry with Sandmarc ND Filter (ND16)
Greenhithe Quarry with Sandmarc ND Filter (ND16)

Below is a similar photograph of the quarry I took a few weeks ago without any ND filters. What a difference?

Greenhithe Quarry with no ND filters.
Greenhithe Quarry with no ND filters.

I got the Sandmarc aerial filters from the companies website after watching a few reviews on them on YouTube.

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Flying my DJI Mavic Pro over the River Thames and Greenhithe Quarry.

I have had my DJI Mavic Pro drone for a little over a month and have flown quite a few missions to date. It is an incredible quad-copter and the 4K video camera is amazing. I’ve flown mostly around the field in front of our house, but recently after purchasing an app called Litchi, I’ve been venturing beyond the field and into the great unknown and letting the drone do the flying and video capturing.

At first I was very scared I would lose my drone. It is not a cheap toy, so I’ve kept it close by, but this Litchi app is such a confidence booster. It has so many great features and allows me to create missions by setting way-points from the comfort of my couch, without having to power the drone on. I can also set the drones speed, height, and force the camera to focus on POI (Point of Interests). The missions can be saved and stored on the cloud, and they can be accessed with any device. Best of all I can clone other folks missions and make them my own.

Waypoints set via the Mission Hub in the FlyLitchi cloud

 

I’ll do a review of the mobile app once I have mastered it. Today I explored a large quarry opposite the Bluewater Shopping Centre. It is a massive hole filled with water and has steep white cliffs on all sides. I got some incredible footage. I probably could have gotten closer, but with big fences saying “Stay out or Danger”, I didn’t want to risk it. After that excitement I headed down to the Thames river near Ingress Park and was fortunate enough to catch the sun setting over the QE2 bridge. It was the first time in a month that I had perfect conditions. No wind whatsoever and the river was like a mirror.

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