Tiffen makes the announcement that their original Mavic Mini ND filters are compatible with the DJI Mavic Mini 2 drone. These filters use the camera’s heatsink to hook the filter and pressure it to the camera lens. Fortunately DJI made the camera basically the same on both models, so there is no need to purchase a new set of filters.
The Tiffen Company has been making photographic filters and accessories for the last 80 years and announced its new line of ND filter kits that are compatible with the compact, consumer- grade drone. Tiffen Filter Product Manager, Niki Mustain, stated:
“The Tiffen Company is very excited to expand our line of filters to support the DJI Mavic Mini. Both novice and experienced drone pilots will benefit from the combination of the Tiffen ND and ND/Polar filters and the Mavic Mini, allowing you to create powerful and impactful imagery.”*
Like any other filter, these filters limit the amount of light hitting the camera sensor and the glass that is used on the lenses seem to be high quality and can easily be cleaned with a microfiber cloth. The metal housing is quite strong even though it is not unnecessarily heavy.
Although the filters are not officially supported by the Mini 2, they seem to work well. The Tiffen set of filters are high-quality filters that come with three standard ND filters: ND4, ND8, and ND16, along with three ND polarizing filters with the same strengths. Each filter features multilayer and hydrophobic coating. Surfaces are waterproof with scratch prevention technology. Also, 4K, high-definition optical glass comes with a ten-year warranty.
Each Mavic Mini Kit includes a compact metal carrying case and consists of the following:
- Waterproof & Anti-Scratch Multi-Coating
- 4K High-Definition Optical Glass
- Aluminum Filter ClipCarrying
- Case & Cleaning Cloth*
The Mavic Mini is also lightweight yet robust and has a 10 Year Warrant.
The Tiffen 3 Filter ND/Polarizer Kit also has a carrying case and a cleaning cloth, and 6 Filter ND & ND/Polarizer Kit for the DJI M-Mini series should improve the quality of images of the Mavic Mini significantly by controlling light through neutral density and polarizing filters.The Tiffen 3 Filter ND/PL Kit comes with neutral density/polarizer filters (ND4PL, ND8PL, and ND16PL) that reduce light from passing through by 2, 3 and 4 stops while the polarizer controls reflection and reduces glare.
Even though the Tiffen filters for the DJI Mavic Mini series easily clip over the lens, they stay firmly in place during flight.
The Tiffen Company’s expansion of their line of filters to support the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is welcome news to both novice and experienced drone pilots alike. This combination of the Tiffen ND and the ND/Polar filters and the Mavic Mini 2, will benefit all drone enthusiasts because the result is increasingly more powerful and impactful imagery.