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Thread: Gopro case vs no case

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    Gopro case vs no case

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwilabee View Post
    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.

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

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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.
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    If its weight of the case you're worried about, there is a half way house solution. GoPro sell a skeleton case which gives the protection and is well ventilated but not waterproof.
    http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/...leton-housing/

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

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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.

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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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    Hello, I've just been reading your thread. You may be interested in this dedicated GoPro Gimbal
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    http://www.aeroxcraft.com/index.php?...&products_id=5

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