Go Pro?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Mark Walker, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    g smolt...............got the wrist strap and will pick up the LCD probably after the holiday. Between the rods I picked up this month and a Samsung Galaxy Tab for the little woman, the $ is pretty depleted this month!bawling::rofl:
     
  2. North 40 Fly Shop

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    They also just updated the GoPro... now you can get the Outdoor Edition GoPro 2 and it's the same price as the old ones. The new ones have an easier to use interface and work with 32gb Class 10 SD cards. Like I said they are $299 just like the old ones... just a heads up if you are shopping for one and see GoPro's going for less money in ads they are the old models as GoPro tries hard to price protect their product. They also have a float accessory so that if you drop it in the water it won't sink... probably a decent idea for ... guys like me.
     
  3. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Gopro always ends up snapping off some interesting shots since its firing off every few seconds. Lots will turn out blurry or funky but there's always a gem or two with a unique perspective that you tend to miss with a point and shoot. Definitely agree with jergens it is much better up close and personal.
     
  4. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    I got a Go Pro for Alaska and took a ton of underwater footage of salmon, rainbows, and char. Quality is great, but it was a little frustrating for others to use who didn't know how to use it. May throw some footage up here if I can get it uploaded.
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    iagree, definitely challenging if you don't own one, not intuitive like a p/s camera.
     
  6. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Missed some shots of radio tagging and releasing a 55 pound Chinook...bawling:
     
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    Gear rod, but I took this from my Go Pro 960 Wednesday.

     
  8. BruceAC

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    Hey Mark
    i am sure some of the replies you get on this thread will be helpful,
    though probably not as inspirational as link below...
     
  9. alpinetrout

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    I've used GoPro's a bit, but ended up buying a ContourGPS for my own use. I like the rotating lens as well as their app that lets you use your phone as a viewfinder to frame your shot. With GoPro, you have to buy the LCD BacPac for an additional $80 to see what your camera is seeing.
     
  10. Mark Walker

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    Thanks alpinetrout, I don't use a cell phone. I will be getting the LCD BacPak to go with it.
     
  11. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    Got the LCD backpack for xmas today and already like it alot. Much nicer to see what's happening. That said, I couldn't see enough detail to tell that it looked like there was a naked woman on whatever was on T.V. in the background. My dog ruby was also not impressed while she guarded the tree.

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    Just curious how you charged it over 5 days?


    I have the GoPro HD2 and it's a sweet little rig. Here's a few still shots and a couple videos from it. I'm far from mastering using it and the editing videos. The stuff below I was playing around with the different camera settings so a few of the videos have 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios combined. The stills are a little washed out due to a really cloudy days and I shot the pic against the sky.

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  13. Mark Walker

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    Great stuff here guys! Keep 'em coming.

    As Fate would have it, Santa decided I should have the new GoPro HD2.:thumb:
    Of course Santa didn't know I just bought the regular GoPro!:beathead:
    Looks like I'll have one for sale! Haven't used either one yet.
     
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    I had two back up batteries with me but only needed to use two batteries for the 5 day trip. I did not take any video as I used the picture every two second function plus only used the camera when going through rapids The camera was only on for approximately 1/2 to 1 hour each day.

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    Keep both, you'll find uses.=)

    I have 3. lol