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    Question GoPro ~~ any opinions

    Considering buying a GoPro Hero 2 Outdoors....wondering if any of you folks have used one, what your thoughts are about them..... my primary use would be to video my fly fishing trips.... I've read some good reviews and some bad ones as well....
    Would appreciate any and all thoughts...
    would consider buying a used one if anyone has one for sale..... Thanks

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    Don't use one myself, but you might go to a website called OliviaTech.com. Olivia has reviews of all types of camera & video equipment. She makes her living as a photog. and cinematographer, and has access to a lot of equipment, some of it before it even hits the market. You should go to her website, and search for the GoPro. I've found her reviews to be factual, and unbiased. Scroll through her website, and you'll also find a lot of "tips & tricks" that are useful.

    Bill

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    Thanks bill.......

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    My memory is not my strong suit, but I seem to remember a link someone posted to a video or two about fishing in South Carolina. One of the videos was of a lab swimming (I think trying to retrieve something) with the camera (a Hero) mounted on a radio-controlled model boat at dog's-eye level. It was a great shot! It sure made me think about getting one. Maybe someone on the forum will remember it.

    Pat
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    What a coincidence! This is freaky! Olivia, on Oliviatech.com, posted a review today (Feb 21) regarding the GoPro Hero 2 and 3 video cams. Hope you get a chance to read her comments.

    Bill

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    I was probably one of the biggest proponents of GoPro when it first came out. I have an HD2 and it is basically a piece of junk.

    Well; if you want something that can video in a fish-eye (distorted) view from bicycle handle bars, mounted to kayaks, etc.; then this is probably ok.

    It locks up all the time and the easy of use is horrible because you have to cycle through options by pushing one button.

    The case is durable and will hold up underwater; but, I already have a crack in my lens mount.

    Trust me on this one; there are far better compact/waterproof cameras at half the price that will shoot better video and pictures.

    I would never recommend any of the current versions for fly fishing applications! Trust me; you will end up leaving this thing at home 90% of the time. A waterproof digital camera at half the price is more convenient to videoing and taking pictures on the water.
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