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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 accessory 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 fingerprints 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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Shark Cage for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at the Shark Cage frame for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black. In the past, I have reviewed several aluminum frames for GoPro’s. These frames are useful for a few different reasons. Firstly they offer great protection. The tough aluminum build protects your GoPro from drops or when filming in situations where the camera may take some knocks. However, the most common reason for using an aluminum frame is the fact that it has a built-in cold shoe and it makes it easy to attach a microphone to your GoPro rig. There is one drawback to these aluminum frames and that is they are heavy, these frames can add a lot of weight to your setup.

This is where the GoPro Shark Cage is different, it is a minimalist aluminum frame that still offers good protection and only weighs a fraction of the others. The GoPro Shark Cage has a cheese plate included in the pack with several tripod connections. You can mount this cheese plate in many different ways on the Shark Cage. There is no cold shoe included in the package and it will need to be purchased separately. I have included links to the products used in the video.

You can watch our full video review of the GoPro Shark Cage below.

Shark Cage for GoPro: https://amzn.to/2TtlmH0
Cold Shoe Mount: https://amzn.to/2KmxepZ

 

 


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GoPro Vlogging Case | How To Connect A Microphone To The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at a new style of casie for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black that is aimed at vloggers. This new style of case or as some would call it “housing” has a built-in cavity that can hold the GoPro microphone adapter. When connecting a microphone to the Hero 7 Black you must use GoPro’s microphone adapter which for the most part is a big brick. In the past when you set up a GoPro vlogging rig you would have this adapter hanging off the back and it would always be in the way. There are some DIY methods for managing all these cables and adaptors but they really just were not all that convenient.

A few months ago these new styles of GoPro vlogging cases with a built-in microphone adapter holder started popping up on Amazon and eBay. I ordered one in to take a look at it and I really was quite impressed and wondered why it took so long for someone to come up with this idea. The other necessary component when setting up a GoPro Vlogging rig is you need a way to attach your microphone, most commonly this is called a cold shoe. In the past, there have been many offerings of aluminum GoPro cases that had a built in cold shoe and for the most part, they have always worked well (except dangle mic adapter). The downside to these cases is they were quite heavy and added a lot of bulk to your rig. This new style of vlogging case is made of durable plastic and is significantly lighter. They also feature a raised cold shoe for connecting a microphone, this raised cold shoe helps keep the microphone out of the GoPro’s wide field of view.

You can watch our video review of this new style of GoPro Vlogging case that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 5 Black.

GoPro Vlog Case: https://amzn.to/2CysmeM
Rode Microphone: https://amzn.to/2CxL4TV
Fusion Grip: https://amzn.to/2TZANtE

 

 

 


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