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GoPro attached to lens
Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 4:38 PM on 06.20.12
->> A while back from one of the Sport Shooters Academy I show someone use a GoPro and had it attached to the lens shade. I recently purchased a GoPro unit, but even using the curved mounts it doesn't seem to sit secure.

Can someone suggest a way to securely mount the unit to a Canon 70-200 lens shade without ruining the lens shade?
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 4:48 PM on 06.20.12
->> I have a standard GoPro flat adhesive mount on my 24-70 lenshood.

(I wouldn't try it on a 70-200 because it would be a too heavy for my tastes ... but that's just me.)
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Mike Isler, Photographer, Assistant
New York | NY | US | Posted: 5:17 PM on 06.20.12
->> Hotshoe mount? I've done this with good results:
http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Tripod-Screw-Shoe-Adapter/dp/B005005EEM
And
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/582988-REG/GoPro_GTRA30_Tripod_Mount....

Downside (or upside) is that your lens will likely be in frame unless shooting narrow FOV. It makes a great POV cam tho.
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Tim Huntington, Photographer
Monterey | CA | USA | Posted: 6:40 PM on 06.20.12
->> I used the elasticated GoPro headband mount designed for attaching to a human head - shortened all the straps until the hole was small enough to grip on a lens hood and used that.

It wasn't ideal as there was extra material flapping around, but it was pretty secure for what I was doing (and I already had the mount).
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Will Powers, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 9:21 PM on 06.20.12
->> If you go with the hot shoe mount, wouldn't the metal mount short out the hot shoe?
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Lyle Aspinall, Photographer
Calgary | AB | Canada | Posted: 12:17 AM on 06.21.12
->> For what it's worth, I used the curved adhesive mounts on two different 16-35 2.8 lenses, and both are quite secure. I don't know what kind of adhesive is on those things, but it's crazy sticky.
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Mike Isler, Photographer, Assistant
New York | NY | US | Posted: 7:47 AM on 06.21.12
->> Will, I haven't had any trouble with that... but you could always put a patch of electrical tape on the bottom of the metal hotshoe mount to block the contacts from touching it.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 9:46 AM on 06.21.12
->> hot shoe mount. works great and very stable.
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Adam Brimer, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:32 AM on 06.21.12
->> i've used the curved and flat adhesive mounts on a variety of lens shades and they worked fine.
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Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 11:19 AM on 06.21.12
->> Thanks for all the replies. I guess I'll just have to have some faith and give it a try the weekend.
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Crystal Chatham, Photographer, Assistant
Palm Springs | CA | USA | Posted: 1:41 AM on 06.24.12
->> Philip, I put a GoPro flat mount on my 70-200 lens hood last September and it is still there and seems like it's going to be there permanently. If memory serves correct, I used a flat mount instead of the curved mount because adhering the curved one to the contour of the lens hood would have the camera facing sideways instead of in the direction of the lens.

At Sports Shooter Academy VIII I wanted to shoot a video of the participants covering what turned out to be an amazing junior college football game. The GoPro was mounted to a lens hood facing back at the photogs.

We mounted another flat mount to Mike Corrado's Nikon 70-200 lens hood and then switched the hood (with GoPro attached) around to different shooters during the game.

This is the video that came out of it.
http://vimeo.com/30254863

You can find it and other videos also on the Sports Shooter Academy website, sportsshooteracademy.com , video tab.

Make sure you only put the mounts in places you are willing to have them stay. They don't come off easily.
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Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 9:52 PM on 06.24.12
->> Crystal,

Thanks for the info and sharing that video.
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Steven Limentani, Photographer
Charlotte | NC | United States | Posted: 5:58 PM on 07.12.12
->> I went out and got the hotshoe mount for the go pro that was described in Mike's post above. What I can't figure out is the attachment for the gopro that allows it to attach to the screw on the top of the mount.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 7:30 PM on 07.12.12
->> I've had a GoPro mount on the front of a 24-70 lens hood for over two years ... not a problem.

(Actually what I did was wrap Industry Tape around the 24-70 lens hood and stuck the GoPro mount onto that. My thought being that if I ever wanted to get rid of the GoPro mount I could do it without a fuss by just pulling off the tape. But I have yet to need to remove the GoPro mount)

I ran into a video shooter on the set of the TV series recently that say what I had done and called it "genius". He had gone the "hot shoe route" and was not happy with getting the front of his DSLR's lens in his frame and then he had what he termed a "tragic accident". The camera being so top heavy with the GoPro tipped after he put the rig down for "just a second" while shooting on a boat in the Santa Monica Bay.

To re-purpose a line from the "Godfather" ... his DSLR, lens and GoPro are "sleeping with the fishes".
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 8:58 PM on 07.12.12
->> Dang, you guys are awful fancy.

I just clamp a small ballhead to the grip area of my monopod and slap my Casio FH-20 on top of it. Takes a minute to align the field of view with the 300/2.8 and it's ready to go. Works dandy and doesn't get in the way, cast shadows, or topple over into the ocean.
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James Hendrix, Photographer
Olathe | KS | USA | Posted: 1:21 PM on 07.13.12
->> Chuck - I like your method. I do something similar with my flash but never thought about the GoPro being mounted there.

I was thnking if I mounted it to the front of my lens and them I rotate from portrait to landscape, my video would be sideways.
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