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Under Water Testing of the Polar Pro Macro Lens for Hero 5 Black

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Here is a video I made testing the underwater capabilities of the Polar Pro macro lens for the GoPro Hero 5 Black. You can watch my original review video here. It is the middle of winter here so I opted to just do the macro lens underwater test with the Hero 5 in my aquarium.

Now in a conversation, I had with a representative of Polar Pro I was informed that the Hero 5 macro lens is indeed capable of capturing videos and photos underwater. Now they did mention this macro lens ideally was design for above water use. I was told that it is quite possible that water would leak between the Hero 5 lens and the add-on macro lens. This is not an issue, in this event, you simply need to remove the Hero 5 Macro Lens under water and remove any air bubbles. In my testing of this product, I can confirm that water does get in between the lens almost right away. Even with water present the images and videos were still quite impressive. I was able to get nice close-up shots compared to my control video I first made without the Hero 5 macro lens on for comparison purposes.

There are other lenses that work in a similar fashion with water present between the two lenses. The switchblade lens for the Hero 5 dive housing is a perfect example. The lens can be flipped open under water if not needed, you can then re-close with water in between and it still functions properly.

I would have to conclude the Polar Pro macro lens is a viable solution of underwater macro photography with the GoPro Hero 5 Black. If you are headed on holidays and would like to take some nice underwater close up photos and videos while snorkeling or scuba diving, this lens will do the trick and is a good addition to any GoPro camera bag.

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Here are some sample underwater photos I shot with the Polar Pro Macro Lens for the GoPro Hero 5 Black.

 

 


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Tips & Tricks For The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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Every year I put together a tips and tricks video for the current generation of GoPro Cameras as a way to help new users get the most out of their GoPro. Some of these tips are similar to the older GoPro”s but there are some new tips that are unique for the Hero 7 Black. Some of the tips include:

  • Removing Protective Lens Cover
  • Removing Battery Door
  • Front LCD Navigation
  • Charing/Using With Power Banks
  • ISO Settings for Time-Lapses
  • Flat Colour Profile
  • Disabling LED’s & Beeps
  • Playback Footage In SlowMotion
  • Battery Saving Tips

Watch our YouTube tips and tricks video for the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

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Hero 7 Black Beginners Guide | How To Get Started

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Every year when GoPro releases a new generation camera we always create a beginners guide to help those who are brand new and have or will be purchasing their very first GoPro. In September GoPro introduced the new GoPro Hero 7 Black and so we have created a newly updated beginners guide just for it. This beginners guide is created for those who have no experience and have never used a GoPro. In this beginners guide, we cover such topics including:

  • Unpacking your new GoPro Hero 7 Black.
  • How to mount your GoPro Hero 7 Black.
  • Install the battery in the Hero 7 Black.
  • How to charge the GoPro Hero 7 Black.
  • Best memory for the Hero 7 Black.
  • Powering on and setup of the Hero 7 Black.
  • Connecting the Hero 7 Black to the GoPro Quick app.
  • Shooting modes on the Hero 7 Black.
  • Menu tour of the Hero 7 Black.
  • Voice commands for the Hero 7 Black
  • How to use quick capture.
  • Essential gear for the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

This is part one in our beginners guide series for the Hero 7 Black. Part 2 will cover what to do next once you have filmed some great content. We will go over how to transfer your content to your smartphone or tablet so you can share it and even edit it for those who want to take their GoPro content a step further. We will also cover the GoPro app and GoPro Quik app in more detail.

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Other GoPro Hero 7 Black gear to consider.

GoPro Shorty: https://amzn.to/2JuD885
GoPro Charger: https://amzn.to/2PuDaT5
Floating Hand Grip: https://amzn.to/2PBkLnx
GoPro Case: https://amzn.to/2qnej5x
Silicone Sleeve: https://amzn.to/2yKAVBh
Power Bank: https://amzn.to/2SzgzDD
GoPro Backpack: https://amzn.to/2qmRVZP
Extension Pole: https://amzn.to/2PxLtNL
Bike Mount: https://amzn.to/2EXcAxG

 


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