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Old 08-18-2019, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Go pro + paintball question

Ok, so I'm tired of buying go pro cases for my camera. I have had to buy 3 different cases for the last 3 times I've brought my camera out so, here are the problems I'm having

1) the hinge and clasp break, like, a lot. The plastic weakens over time. It seems to help if I keep the camera out of the case when storing but then I have 2 things the size of a camera to store in my go pro case over 1

2) this last one, the lens broke when it took a direct hit. Obviously not ideal. I've had other cases that have been just fine in the lens department

3) I run a external microphone so a "skeleton case" that allows access to the usb Port is highly preferred

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Old 08-18-2019, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's aftermarket metal cases you can buy for them instead of the OEM plastic ones.
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There's aftermarket metal cases you can buy for them instead of the OEM plastic ones.
I am heavily considering this, does anyone know how the camera uv filters do when they take a hit? It seems like most of them use something like a 53mm lens filter. If I do a metal case I don't want to have to buy a new uv filter every time it takes a hit.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If it were me, I would cut a bit of Lexan and custom make my own lens and secure it to that metal case.

I found the plastic waterproof case have that stupid seal on them, increasing the tension on the two halves and the clasp. Removing that rubber seal still allows the clasp to secure properly and doesn't add extra strain to the joints.
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My square gopro has a metal case, not been a problem yet


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One of these days I'm going to move to a hero 7 black because of the image stabilization and once that happens I won't need to worry about any of this but for now. I still do
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I found the plastic waterproof case have that stupid seal on them, increasing the tension on the two halves and the clasp. Removing that rubber seal still allows the clasp to secure properly and doesn't add extra strain to the joints.
This helps a lot.
I've also found that drilling a hole above the microphone greatly improves sound pickup with these things, even if you're not using an external microphone.

I need to make an updated tutorial because I've discovered some other neat tricks since I made this one, but...

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