The DJI Mini 3 Pro is a compact and versatile flying camera for content creators. Its 4K camera features 3-axis gimbal stabilization and true vertical (portrait) mode for TikTokers. K&F Concept’s filter kit is an excellent addition to this drone when shooting in challenging light conditions.
Its Quad Bayer 12.1-megapixel 1/1.3-inch sensor allows the same image sensor to shoot 48 megapixels without a ghosting effect. It can even shoot RAW photos for post-processing. The MINI 3 Pro also features D-Cinelike, a unique video color profile that DJI has created for its high-end consumer drones. D-Cinelike preserves shadows, highlights, and mid-tones, which, after being color graded, makes the footage look spectacular. However, having an f/1.7 aperture lens, you may need to use ND filters to lower the shutter speed for some shots.
UV filters prevent dust and dirt from coming into contact with the lens and essentially act as a protective cover that shields your Mini 3 Pro’s camera during a frontal collision. In theory, a premium quality UV filter won’t affect image quality, exposure settings, coloration, or contrast and will help clarity and sharpness while protecting your lens. Nevertheless, professional photographers believe UV filters can negatively affect image quality and avoid using them.
A circular polarizer, aka CPL filter, is a popular and powerful tool that can reduce or eliminate glare and reflections from surfaces in your aerial footage. In addition, CPL filters increase the overall contrast of the image.
K&F Concept DJI Mini 3 PRO filters review
Disclosure: I received this filter set as part of a product review collaboration with K&F Concept. Product specs and quality may vary according to the manufacturer’s reliability, so I cannot guarantee that you will get products that perform the same as seen in my article.
K&F’s MINI 3 Pro Nano-X Pro Series 6pcs filters set comes for free with four pairs of orange spare propellers. The tiny box includes even spare screws and a screwdriver for the replacement. It is recommended to use some threadlocker glue for more safety.
The KentFaith MINI 3 filter kit is shipped in a transparent storage box with foam padding and includes the following:
- One UV filter
- Four neutral density filters (ND8, ND16, ND32, and ND64)
- One CPL filter
While the ND 8 is suitable for cloudy weather, the ND16 and ND32 are for bright weather. The ND64 is perfect for bright sunny days and provides 6-stops of light reduction. Practically, you are covered for all kinds of light conditions from sunrise to sunset.
The quality of all six filters looks good as they are made from aluminum, not plastic, like other cheaper versions. K&F Concept stands that the filters are easy to install or remove, and they do not affect the gimbal load. All filters use high-quality optical glass with scratch and waterproof multi-coating.
- [All-day-long filter set] The kit includes a UV, four ND, and a CPL filter
- [28-layer optical coating] This filter adopts AGC optical glass, and the filter surface has a 28-layer optical coating, which has ultra-high light transmittance. Coating minimizes reflections and flares, which improves overall image quality. The coating makes the filters also water, scratch, and smudge-resistant
- [Ultra-light] The frame adopts an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame, and each filter weighs only 0.8grams
- [Anti-glare] The surface of the frame has a matte anodized treatment, and the anti-glare structure is designed to minimize the impact of reflection on imaging
- [Easy installation/removal] Accurate installation and positioning, perfect fit with the body lens base, easy installation/removal, does not affect the gimbal load
- [With bonus] Free set of Mini 3 Pro spare propellers
Price and availability
Kentfaith has a wide range of MINI 3 Pro filters, including this comprehensive kit. Individual filters are available with a starting price of $17.99 for UV and $24.99 for Variable ND32-ND512. The Mini 3 Pro HD 6pcs filter set shown in this review is priced at $79.99 with bonus spare propellers included. Most of these M3Pro filters are also available on their Amazon store.