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Afraid of flying with naked GoPro

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Miika, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Miika

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    Where I'm from the winter is coming and weather is getting colder. Flying with a Phantom & GoPro is ok, but only with it's casing. I'm planning to buy a gimbal, but the problem is that you need to attach your GoPro without the case, which reduces the weight but makes the GoPro more vulnerable to weather etc. The other issue is that without any protection the lens might get damaged if I would crash with my Phantom. Having a scratch in the lens of a GoPro would suck a lot.

    Few questions
    -If I dont need a filter, but would like to cover my GoPros lens with a gimbal... is there a solution? For an example with Tarot's gimbal it looks like it would be close to impossible to attach anykind of filter/cover for the lens, because the gimbal casing takes most of the space around the lens.
    -Are there any gimbals that would cover the GoPro well?
    -Does anyone know what happens to gimbals if you fly in -10C and beyond?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gizmo3000

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    Here's what you want to look into
    I just got one myself, and apparently it works great as an alternative to using the screw-cover on the Tarot gimbal

    http://www.getfpv.com/layerlens-for-gopro3.html

    ..I picked up the circular polarizer as well, for better colors on sunny days.

    no idea on flying in cold conditions, as I live in So California.
     
  3. FangsCPO

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    Also check the GoPro Website, I believe they list a lens protector. This would definitely help in avoiding any chances of scratching the lens. Good Luck!