DJI Mavic 2 Pro Photo by Jacob Buchhave on Unsplash
Two of the best drones for photography and videography are the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. The best DJI Mavic Pro accessories and the best accessories for the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom will expand their capabilities, make them more versatile, and ease your workflow.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Photo by Tommy van Kessel 🤙 on Unsplash
Sometimes the least thought of accessory will become the one item you now realize you can’t live without. For the DJI drones, the items listed below have been chosen as the most likely to become that item for you.
Hazard 4® Freelance™ Sling Pack
Among the best bags for active photographers is the Hazard 4® Freelance™ Sling Pack. The sling pack design combines the comfort of a backpack for hauling heavier gear with the ease of access of a belt pack or regular camera bag.
The Hazard 4® Freelance™ Sling Pack also offers a secure way to access your gear while in the field. Some other features that make it a great bag choice over all are the thermoformed panels for protection and comfort, the adjustable internal dividers, and HardPoint™ external accessory mounting points.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro accessories fit perfectly in this bag along with the drone and even a tablet. Your drone deserves protection and you need to have everything readily available while you’re in the field. And it looks good, too.
DJI Smart Controller
Instead of using your smartphone, this controller is the best way to fly and film with your DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom. The DJI Smart Controller has a 5.5 inch touch screen, two joysticks, and dedicated buttons to make controlling all the advanced features of the drones easy to access.
Automatically switching frequencies allow for an extended range between drone and controller. The SkyTalk feature lets you live stream video feed to various online platforms while you’re flying.
The screen is incredibly bright, letting you clearly see things in the harshest sunlight, making this one of the best Mavic 2 Pro accessories for users filming under various weather conditions.
The DJI Smart Controller will synch to the drone from the moment you power up the drone. It’s customizable via DJI and third party apps so you can design features and capabilities based on how you will use the drone. It operates under extreme weather conditions from -20 C to 40 C, letting you fly and film virtually anywhere.
ND Filters for Mavic 2 Pro
Mavic 2 Pro accessories for controlling exposure options include ND Filters for Mavic 2 Pro. The Haida NanoPro ND Filter Kit includes neutral density filters of ND0.9 (8x), ND1.2 (16x), and ND1.8 (64x).
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro has one of the top cameras of any drone in its class, the 20MP Hasselblad L1D-20c gimbal camera with its large 1-inch CMOS sensor and f/2.8 lens that stops down to f/11.0.
On very bright days, ND filters are an exposure taming option that lets you shoot at reasonable shutter speeds and a natural appearing frame rate for video which makes them some of the best accessories for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro.
These are very high quality filters, so you won’t be losing anything by using them on the amazing camera in this drone. Optical grade glass, multi coated on both sides, and mounted in aircraft grade aluminum, these ND filters for Mavic 2 Pro match up fine.
ND & Polarizers for Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom accessories also include a fine set of filters. The ND & Polarizers for Mavic 2 Zoom by Tiffen is a set of 6 filters to optimize your use of the zoom lens and high end camera in this drone. In addition to neutral density, you also get the option to add polarization to the neutral density.
The 6 filters in the kit are ND4, ND4PL, ND8, ND8PL, ND16 and ND16PL filters. This set gives wide ranging exposure options as well as offering control over glare and reflections. They also improve contrast and color saturation when that is a priority.
Made of high quality optical glass, these Tiffen filters feature anti glare coating and hydrophobic coating which makes the surface waterproof and also has scratch prevention technology. So these filters are tough as well as superb optically.
PGYTECH Propeller Guard for DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom are essential accessories for two reasons. They protect the propellers and they protect what the propellers might come into contact with.
The propellers on drones spin at extremely high RPM rates. Even when piloting very carefully, you could accidentally impact something which could either be damaged itself or cause damage to your drone’s propeller blades. If the blades are damaged, that’s the end of that flying session.
Things that could engage the propellers are twigs, leaves, and lines outside, or furniture and cords insides. Let’s not forget fingers, hair, clothing, and curious pets either. These prevent injury and damage under regular and difficult flying conditions.
They don’t add much weight, nor do they impede any airflow characteristics, so using them all the time is a viable option.
Intelligent Flight Battery
What makes a battery intelligent? When used with the DJI GO app, the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery lets you monitor overall battery status, real-time battery cell status, circle number, temperature, and other vital information.
Other things that make the Intelligent Flight Battery smart is overcharge protection, eliminating rapid discharge in flight, and cold weather fatigue protection. Additionally, when the battery senses that it has been in storage for a while, it automatically discharges down to 50% charge to prevent damage and to optimize the overall life of the battery.
Since drone batteries have to power a lot of stuff, having an extra battery or two for your drone is the simplest way to ensure you don’t run out of juice while flying and recording.
Another way to ensure you don’t run short of power is use a car charger to power up the batteries for your drone. The Mavic 2 Car Charger can charge up batteries while you’re driving and it won’t overcharge the batteries either due to its advanced circuitry.
It’s safe, reliable, and it does the job, keeping your batteries charged and ready to use for extended flying and filming sessions.
To Sum Up
Some of the most useful and beneficial accessories for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are ND and polarizer filters for controlling exposure, contrast, and reflections, propeller guards to prevent damage to the blades or to other things that get in their way, and extra batteries plus a way to charge them in the field.
Upgrade to the Smart Controller for advanced piloting and filming, and then pack it all into the Hazard 4® Freelance™ Sling Pack for the ultimate in protection and easy access. Added to the superior capabilities of these two drones, you will be ready for making great video and capturing superb images.