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#1 dragon_a


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:52 AM

Does anyone have any experience of using an external macro lens with a GoPro like this:


I'm not sure if it would actually work underwater or if there'd be distortion (like the domed lens of the original GoPro housing).  I asked the website I linked, but they weren't sure.



#2 JennPenn


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:28 AM

Hi dragon_a,


It's JennPenn from Backscatter. While the product you are asking about is from a competitor, I'm not about to speak negatively about it, but hope to provide some clarification for you... The lens in question is a close-up lens, not a true macro lens for GoPro. If you watched their product video, their lens enables the GoPro to focus closer than its normal distance, thus a 'close-up' lens. Calling it a 'macro' lens is just some marketing on their part.


Backscatter does make a true macro lens for the GoPro Hero3 and Hero3+, specifically for underwater use. Check out our demo reel:  http://vimeo.com/86718440

And here is our First Look video by Berkley White and Mike Tamayo with shooting tips:  http://vimeo.com/89358273