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Gopro case vs no case

Discussion in 'AP/AV General Discussion' started by rwilabee, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. rwilabee

    rwilabee Member

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    I can strap my GoPro directly to my gimble without the case or I can connect it in the case using the tripod adaptor. Is there any advantage to using or not using the clear case.

    Thanks
    Rich
     
  2. Tahoe Ed

    Tahoe Ed Active Member

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    I vote no case. I do exactly what you are doing which is strap directly to the mount.
     
  3. DucktileMedia

    DucktileMedia Well-Known Member

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    You can do what Steamboat did and make the protective lens from the case fit around the lens on the camera so you have the protection factor but not the weight. They sell replacement lens covers for pretty cheap.
     
  4. ZAxis

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    Macsgrafs New Member

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    The extra weight of the case will help steady you MR aircraft, just my 1p worth.

    Ross
     
  6. thepelell

    thepelell New Member

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    i use the case but have removed the bubble lens from the case. it gives horrible flare with low sun, and remember that every bad piece of glass (or plastic) in front of lens is going to ruin image quality..
    i usually put a polarizer in front of lens to protect it and try to lower shutter speed by reducing light.
     
  7. Efliernz

    Efliernz Pete

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    How far do you go for protection???

    I didn't get a scratch with not using the housing and having the odd crash until it fell out my coat pocket and lens-down onto the road!
     
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