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#2484965 - 08/18/11 07:09 AM Anyone use a GoPro Camera
CoastlineAmps
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Anyone use the GoPro camera on their hunting firearm to capture the shot? I seen a couple videos on U-Tube which they look great and it's HD.......I like to get someones opinion. I need a camera mounted on my Excalibur before the season opens.....
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#2485538 - 08/18/11 03:23 PM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: CoastlineAmps]
Roger
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Never on a firearm but have used several in and on racecars and race bikes. very easy to use, lightweight and stable. I am going to try one on my bow this year.
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#2485561 - 08/18/11 03:41 PM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: Roger]
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would you put one on a rifle? I saw a video of one on a shotgun....So it should be somewhat shock resistant.....
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#2485562 - 08/18/11 03:41 PM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: Roger]
Hogbear
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 Originally Posted By: roger
Never on a firearm but have used several in and on racecars and race bikes. very easy to use, lightweight and stable. I am going to try one on my bow this year.


Ditto. Borrowed a friend's to use during autocrosses and got some neat video. They're wide angle, so not sure how well it would work for deer unless they were very close.

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#2485571 - 08/18/11 03:45 PM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: Hogbear]
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I guess for a bow it would be fine because they have no zoom.....So do I get two different cameras? What would be good for a rifle?
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#2485713 - 08/18/11 05:43 PM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: CoastlineAmps]
Roger
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The zoom might be a problem with a really long shot. As far as the recoil goes, the tire shake on a fast drag car is very violent and didn't bother it at all.
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#2492261 - 08/24/11 06:15 AM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: Roger]
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And remember that the further a camera is zoomed out, the more it shows shakiness and vibration and the more you need to have it on a tripod or some kind of mount instead of in your hands. The way I was taught, you "zoom with your feet" - a longer lens is no substitute for getting closer.

The GoPro is a great value and takes quality video, I'd recommend it.

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#2498004 - 08/28/11 12:29 PM Re: Anyone use a GoPro Camera [Re: basset]
HOOK
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I just got one a few months ago....have the head mount so I'm gonna try it bow hunting this season.
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