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Most of the time my GoPro will sit on my larger sony camera setup, but time to time I take a single action camera with lights. Yesterday I tried a new setup with a single GoPro12 with AOI wide lens adapter and two Weefine lights. I think this is the maximum level worth to pimp up your GoPro. It Included:

  • GoPro12
  • AOI UWL-03
  • Divevolk tray with two grips
  • 2 Weefine Smart Focusd 7000
  • Weefine remote control unit
  • 2 fiber optic cables
  • BGNing Trigger rod shutter
  • 4 floating arms

You may further improve it with an aluminium housing and better and more expensive lights, but it would be overkill. I have an aluminium housing for an older model and the size and weights were more disadvantage then the  added advantages (robustness, better depth rate etc.)

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The best thing in this setup is putting the control of the light and the shutter release close to the grip. The AOI lens improves the image quality, but it's a bit problematic to use it under turbid condition.

How does your top GoPro setup look like?

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Your sunhood could use a little adjustment 😀

This is indeed a very capable setup like this. Have you thought about adding a macro wetlens to the setup? There is the AOI ucl-03 that fits on the bayonet system but I don't have personal experience with it.

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11 hours ago, Robin.snapshots said:

Your sunhood could use a little adjustment 😀

This is indeed a very capable setup like this. Have you thought about adding a macro wetlens to the setup? There is the AOI ucl-03 that fits on the bayonet system but I don't have personal experience with it.

I haven't tried the macro wetlens and will probably skip it. I have a bigger camera (Sony A6400) with proper macro lenses (30mm, 90 mm) and I also have other solutions for actioncamera macro (replaced, adjusted lens).

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14 hours ago, ColdDarkDiver said:

Thank you for this!  I find my biggest gripe with the gopro housings is hitting the "shutter" button with thick gloves on.  I hadn't seen that Trigger rod shutter before - definitely gonna pick one up.  

 

 

I've ordered here:

https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005004323302764.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.39.42d35c5fq0pu67&gatewayAdapt=glo2deu

It was really worth it. I also like the wire control of the video lamps.

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