PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 accessories review

PGYTech Mavic Air 2 gears review

Choosing the right accessories and gadgets for your Mavic Air 2 can be complicated.
Firstly, you have to decide what do you really need? Fun, safety, storage, video-making or all kind of accessories from the same trusted brand? Here comes PGYTECH in the picture. They don’t just offer a wide range of Air 2 accessories but are between the few (if not the only one) of the manufactures that have been officially approved by DJI.

PGYTECH is a Chinese company specialized in action cameras, smartphones, and drone gears. They recently launched a large variety of DJI Mavic 2 accessories including an entire lineup of optical filters (UV, ND, VND, and CPL).

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As I related in my Mavic Air 2 review, the standard edition comes in a cardboard box, making it complicated to carry even if it is an extremely portable drone. When you spend almost 1000 bucks for such gear, investing in a good case is definitely worth it. PGY-TECH offers 4 types of storage solutions, including a comfortable backpack and a hardshell safety case for when you are traveling by plane.

PGYTech DJI Mavic Air 2 accessories review: Introduction

PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 ND filters, propeller holder and case review

Disclosure: I received these Mavic Air 2 drone accessories as part of a product review collaboration with PGYTECH. Although the gears were offered for free, all the opinions in this review remain my own!

After I checked all their Mavic Air 2 accessories we agreed to test three of them (carrying case, propeller holder, and ND filters kit). All gears were nicely packed with included user guide and bonus Pgytech stickers. Now, let’s have a closer look at each of them!

1. PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 carrying case

As a design, I could say that the PGYTech case has more an elegant line than a sport one, fashionable people will love it for sure. Made from multi-layered TPU material and adopting watertight zipper, the case will protect its precious content during rainy days.

PGYTech DJI Mavic Air 2 case review: Design

The case measures about 29 x 23 x 12 cm and weighs a bit more than half a kilo. By default, it comes with a handler but there is also included shoulder strap. Wearing the case is very comfortable, the strap can be adjusted according to your height and needs.

The PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 case has dedicated compartments for the drone, remote controller, two batteries, charger, and combo charging hub. While RC and batteries are secured by a velcro flap, the rest of the accessories by rubber bands.

PGYTech Mavic Air2 case review

Highlights

  • A custom-molded case for Mavic Air 2;
  • Stylish yet indestructible (TPU multi-layered material);
  • Dedicated compartments for RC, drone, batteries charger and 3-way charger;
  • Internal securing rubber bands;
  • Removable shoulder strap and integrated carry handle for easy transport
  • IP34 water-resistant (Sealed watertight zipper).

PGYTech DJI Mavic Air 2 case review: Features

Pros

  • Suitable for both Mavic Air 2 combo and standard packs;
  • Impact and water-resistant outer shell;
  • Adjustable shoulder strap + hand strap;
  • Friendly priced, only $49.90 – Order from here

Cons

  • I’m not a big fan of the vertical form-factor;
  • Lack of internal zipped pocket for small accessories like memory cards.

2. PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 propeller holder

The kit includes two pieces of holders, a large one for front propellers which secures the blades to the top of the drone, and a smaller one for securing the rear props to the bottom of the aircraft. While the bottom protector is made entirely from some soft rubber, the upper one is made from two pieces of plastic tied together with an elastic band.

Mavic Air 2 propeller holder review

Without any doubt, these tiny devices make their job perfectly. They hold and protect the propellers during storing and transportation. I know that this job can be also made using inexpensive rubber bands, but they do not look as good as these PGYTECH prop holders.

Installing the blade holder is very easy, you just need to fold the propellers inward and attach the protectors as shown in the image below.

Mavic Air 2 propeller holder review: installation

Highlights

  • Compact and lightweight;
  • Specially designed to efficiently hold and protect Mavic Air 2’s propellers;
  • Only $12.90, buy from PGYTECH

3. PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 ND filter pack (ND8, ND16, ND32, and ND64)

Filters come in a box with a magnetic lid, which I found more interesting than truly practical. There are included four neutral density filters (ND8, ND16, ND32, and 64) and a cleaning cloth. The multi-coated Schott glass filters are mounted into a lightweight red aluminum frame.

PGYTech filters on Mavic Air 2

A stop (F-Number) in photography is either halving or doubling the amount of light passing through the lens. In the case of neutral density filters, you are always reducing the amount of light. For example, a 5-stops filter (ND32) is blocking the light by 5 halves in a row. Find bellow the recommendation when to use each ND filter:

  • ND64 (6 f-stops) – For extremely sunny days;
  • ND32 (5 f-stops) – Best for very bright days;
  • ND16 (4 f-stops) – For partly cloudy days or early to mid-morning;
  • ND8 (3 f-stops) – For mostly cloudy days or approaching sunset.

PGYTech ND filters F-Stops relation

Installation

Featuring Mavic Air 2 compatible filter mount, installation is very easy. You just need to remove the old filter by gently rotate it to left (about 15 degrees). The new filter needs to be placed in its position and rotated to the right till aligns perfectly with the lens. Note: You should support the gimbal during the process in order to avoid putting excessive stress on the sensitive motors. Also, you should only remove/mount a filter when it’s powered off.

Mavic Air 2 ND filters installation

Highlights

  • Mavic Air 2 compatible quick-release design for easy installation;
  • Made from German SCHOTT optical glass and light-weight aluminum frame;
  • Double-sided coating performing waterproof, anti-oil, and anti-scratch;
  • Reduces reflection without color shifts;
  • Pass startup gimbal calibration process;
  • Four different ND values (8, 16, 32, and 64).

Pros

  • Excellent build quality, it fits perfectly for Mavic Air 2;
  • No visible negative impact on image quality;
  • Included lens cleaning wipes;
  • With a lifetime warranty, only $49.99

Cons

  • None for now.

PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 ND filter sample videos

Full resolution, unprocessed photos taken with Mavic Air 2 using PGYTECH neutral density filters you can find here.

PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 filters lineup

 PGYTech UV filterPGYTech CPL filterPGYTech VND filterPGYTech ND filters packPGYTech ND-PL filters pack
TypeUVCPLVND (2 versions)4-filter ND kit4-filter ND-PL pack
Filter effectLens protection / Block UV lightBlock polarized lightReduced shutter speed
Heavy motion blur – video
Longer exposures – photo
Reduced shutter speed
Heavy motion blur – video
Longer exposures – photo
Blocked polarized light
Reduced shutter speed
Heavy motion blur – video
Longer exposures – photo
Color scienceNatural/FlatDehaze
Increased saturation
Contrast increased clarity
Prevented overexposure
Increased saturation
Contrast increased clarity
Prevented overexposure
Increased saturation
Contrast increased clarity
Dehaze
Prevented overexposure
Increased saturation
Contrast increased clarity
Stop valuesNA1 f-stop2-5 stops
6-9 stops
ND8 3 stops
ND16 4 stops
ND32 5 stops
ND64 6 stops
ND8 3 stops
ND16 4 stops
ND32 5 stops
ND64 6 stops
Polarizer Yes  Yes
Price$14.90$19.90$29.90$49.90$69.90

4. Other PGYTECH Mavic Air 2 accessories

  • Variable neutral density (VND) filters (2 to 5-stops or 6 to 9-stops);
  • Neutral density/polarization four-filters set (ND8/PL, ND16/PL, ND32/PL and ND64/PL);
  • UV and CPL filters;
  • Landing gear extensions (Elevating your Mavic Air 2 with 35 mm);
  • LED headlamp set with landing gear extensions;
  • Onemo shoulder bag;
  • Hard shell safety case (IP67 waterproof, anti-impact and corrosion-proof);
  • Onemo 25L backpack for all your creative tools;
  • Type-C to Lightning and Type-C to Lightning 65cm RC-tablet cables;
  • MAVIC AIR 2 accessories combo (UV filter, Landing gear extensions, Propeller holder and Landing Pad and Pad holder).

More PGYTech Mavic Air 2 accessories

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