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Macro Lens for GoPro Hero 5 Black

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If you are looking to step up you GoPro photography here is an interesting accessories that may be right up your alley. The macro lens from PolarPro for the GoPro Hero 5 Black will help you capture crisp stunning close up shots quickly and easily all for an affordable price.

This Hero 5 macro lens works by changing the focal point of your GoPro, bringing close up objects into focus while slightly blurring the background. You can capture some really stunning close-up macro photos using this lens with beautiful color and clarity a feat that just can’t be done with the stock lens of the GoPro Hero 5 Black.

Once installed on your Hero 5 Black this macro lens will help you capture creative close-ups from 5 to 12 inches away. Installation is easy as there are no modifications need for the Hero 5. This lens just slips on over the existing lens cover instantly shifting the focal point and once in place stays securely so you don’t have to worry about losing it.

The Hero 5 macro lens kit comes with a strap that allows you to attach the macro lens to your camera frame as well as a nice storage bag that also doubles as a polishing cloth for the lens. I have been using the lens now for almost 2 weeks and it has definitely made its way into my top 10 must have GoPro accessories. Polar Pro also make a wide variety of other lenses for the GoPro Hero 5 and earlier generations such as ND Filters, Polarizing Filters as well as some really nice snorkel and dive filters.

Pro Tip: Always make sure the macro lens is absolutely clean and free of dust, dirt and finger prints every time you use it. This can cause undesirable results.

The Polar Pro macro lens for GoPro Hero 5 black works for capturing both photos and videos.

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Updated 2018 GoPro Chesty Mount

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In this video are taking a closer look at the new and updated 2018 GoPro Chesty. GoPro quietly released several new products this summer including and updated seeker backpack, silicon cases and a new updated chest mount. The design is quite different and now has a large back plate. I find it has a very similar design to the chest mount that is included when you buy the Seeker backpack. I think this is to help provide a more stable platform for this who like to mount gimbals when mountain biking. The larger chest plate should help prevent the gimbal from bouncing around as much.

This video is more of a “closer look” style video mainly due to the fact that there is not a lot of information or photos on the GoPro website about this new updated chest mount and some people may want to have a better look at it before they decide if it is worthwhile to upgrade.

New GoPro Chesty: https://amzn.to/2tIEndd

 


 

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The Best Case For Your GoPro

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Over the years I have used and reviewed many styles of GoPro storage cases, some hard shell and some soft. I always found the same problem with them and that is they are for the most part never customizable. This can be a big issue especial when you think that each and every one of us uses different gear and accessories and that makes it difficult to find a case that is suitable. Not to mention if you want to carry a gimbal in your kit…forget it. Most cases come with pre-cut inserts with spots for GoPro’s and various gear, many case come with 2 or 3 spots for cameras. But what if you only own one camera, that space is now wasted.

I recently came across this case by BUBM and instantly knew it was the perfect case for me. This case takes a different approach and instead of pre-cut foam it has a series of straps and pocket in different sizes. This allows you to securely pack you gear in what ever configuration that makes the most sense to you. You can pack just one GoPro or ten if you wish, You can even pack a gimbal and even a small extension pole. BUBM offers the case in two sizes a medium and large. They even offer the cases in three different colors (blue, black and grey). This case is durable and has a nice build quality, it’s a soft-shelled case but very rigid to help give you some crush protection. I have booth the medium and large version so I can pack depending on how much gear I need to take and I have been extremely pleased with them.

The other nice thing about this style of case is that it’s not design for specific GoPro’s. If you upgrade cameras down the road you know your case will work if the form factor changes. Watch our video review below.

GoPro Case Large (USA) https://amzn.to/2tFj6Bo
GoPro Case Medium (USA) https://amzn.to/2IGgQhB
GoPro Case Large (CAN) https://amzn.to/2ME8wBI
GoPro Case Medium (CAN) https://amzn.to/2KDvT0U

 

 

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