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GoPro Lense

Post by biketastik » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:24 am

I was just watching an episode of BombFlow and wondering why their footage doesnt have any water droplets on the lenses of their GoPro's?

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Post by DanH » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:46 am

A few reasons:

They have hours and hours of footage and only use the drip free footage and bin the rest.

They keep the lens very clean and scratch free.

They either lick the lens or use something similar to this.

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Post by biketastik » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:54 am

I was thinking it must be something like the oakley hydrophobic stuff, I was just wondering if anybody knew exactly what it was.

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Post by HarryWats0n » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:00 pm

Rainex works a real treat.

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Post by biketastik » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:49 pm

got any sample footage? :D

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Post by lofty276 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:22 pm

If you look closely You'll notice that not all their footage is all drip free, but yes generally it starts off drip free, this is probably because they are trying to catch perfect shots and take time over filming there kayaking, where as amateur* footage suffers from people paddling and hoping that they captured the good stuff, I'm not having ago,I know this because it's just what happened when i started filming.

Now i know that if i really want to capture something good, I need to stop, check the camera is actually recording, lick the lens** (which unfortunately means I get a lot of footage of the inside of my mouth), adjust the angle, before i huck my meat off a tiny drop and end up swimming hahaha.

Not to sound harsh, but buying a Gopro wont make you an awesome film maker, you just got to learn how to make the most of it. takes time, I'm still working on it.

You can check my progress here if you want.

*Amateur as in not a Pro thats being paid to make videos, before people get upset at being called an amateur :)

**I find licking the lens works fine and is easier as you dont need to carry a bottle of rain-x on the river.

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Post by biketastik » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:05 pm

I'm well aware it won't lol just wanted to have a go and was wondering about ways to keep it as drip free as possible, your vids are cool :)

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Re: GoPro Lense

Post by Jon_Brown » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:23 pm

Why worry about pesky water droplets when there is a new GoPro2 to buy.
Looks like it fits in current case but 11 MP and lots of Wifi stuff

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Re: GoPro Lense

Post by biketastik » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:32 pm

I know very excited :D I bet it'l still get pesky water droplets on it though

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Re: GoPro Lense

Post by Jon_Brown » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:12 pm

biketastik wrote:I know very excited :D I bet it'l still get pesky water droplets on it though
Yeah but they'll be crisper and easier to see in low light....

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Re: GoPro Lense

Post by biketastik » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:41 am

and even more accurately placed over the action...

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Re: GoPro Lense

Post by Performance Kayaks » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:48 am

There is an Accessory Glass Lens available from the USA that makes images much Crisper, especially underwater. This will help greatly in reducing Water Droplets on the lens.

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