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Road Trippers Guide to GoPro Accessories

Post by theangrysaint » Thu May 24, 2018 1:57 pm

A lot of folk these days are starting to bring along a GoPro or similar action cameras on road-trips. There's really something about that Point-of-View angles, which put you right in the thick of the action, long after the trip is over.

It is crucial however, to have the right mix of mounts/accessories to have a smooth shoot. So here are some that should prove to be handy on the next road-trip:

1. The Gorilla Pod + Ball Head Combo
Joby Gorilla Pod.JPG
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A tripod/video rig/stabilizer - the Gorilla Pod can be used to get come crazy angles when stationary or on foot. What's more, get the Ball-Head/Video combo and you get a whole lot more possibilities.

The Original 'Joby' is the best here. Should set you back by around ₹2-3000 depending on the deals you can find.

2. GoPro Suction Cup -
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The Suction mount is useful for mounting the GoPro on flat surfaces, like glass and metal. So it is good for getting great 'in-car' footage or it can be mounted outside, on the bonnet/doors, etc.

The GoPro Suction Cup is pricey, setting you back by ₹3-4000 but it holds really strong. There are cheaper alternatives, but try at your own risk.

3. GoPro Jaws - Flex Clamp -
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The Flex Clamp is great for clamping the GoPro to a rod, handle or something like the edge of the table or the backrest of a chair. It can also be used to wedge the GoPro for a great ground level perspective, in a pinch.

Here, there's a chance to save some money and go for a non-GoPro branded clamp, which do 90% of the job, for half the price.

4. Manfrotto Compact MonoPod -
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Officially out-of-stock, but still available online, a Manfrotto MonoPod is a nice to have accessory for those in-the-moment selfies and hand-held video pans/ panorama stills. There are 2 variants in this, with the regular Compact one (priced at ₹1500 approx.) and an Advanced one (priced at ₹2600 approx.) The latter being compatible with a standard DSLR + 200mm lens.

The list of accessories/mounts for the GoPro is near endless. The four discussed above together with the standard mounts/adapters that come bundled with the GoPro, should be enough for getting spectacular snaps and videos on your road-trips.

That's it from me for now. Would love to learn about the adapters/mounts and accessories that you use, or have come across. So hit me up.

Happy road-tripping :)



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Re: Road Trippers Guide to GoPro Accessories

Post by yayawar » Thu May 24, 2018 2:24 pm

Coming from the zen master of road trips, this is sure gem of information. :)



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Re: Road Trippers Guide to GoPro Accessories

Post by traveldiaries » Fri May 25, 2018 9:09 am

Some good options.... Thanks guys


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Re: Road Trippers Guide to GoPro Accessories

Post by traveldiaries » Fri May 25, 2018 9:15 am

theangrysaint wrote:A lot of folk these days are starting to bring along a GoPro or similar action cameras on road-trips. There's really something about that Point-of-View angles, which put you right in the thick of the action, long after the trip is over.

It is crucial however, to have the right mix of mounts/accessories to have a smooth shoot. So here are some that should prove to be handy on the next road-trip:

1. The Gorilla Pod + Ball Head Combo
Joby Gorilla Pod.JPG
A tripod/video rig/stabilizer - the Gorilla Pod can be used to get come crazy angles when stationary or on foot. What's more, get the Ball-Head/Video combo and you get a whole lot more possibilities.

The Original 'Joby' is the best here. Should set you back by around ₹2-3000 depending on the deals you can find.

Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod + BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level https://www.amazon.in/dp/B002FGTWOC/ref ... bBbRPZ8WFH

2. GoPro Suction Cup -
GoPro Suction Cup.jpg
The Suction mount is useful for mounting the GoPro on flat surfaces, like glass and metal. So it is good for getting great 'in-car' footage or it can be mounted outside, on the bonnet/doors, etc.

The GoPro Suction Cup is pricey, setting you back by ₹3-4000 but it holds really strong. There are cheaper alternatives, but try at your own risk.

GoPro Suction Cup for Camera https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00F19Q7YI/ref ... bBbXFR83SC

3. GoPro Jaws - Flex Clamp -
GoPro Jaws Flex Mount.jpg
The Flex Clamp is great for clamping the GoPro to a rod, handle or something like the edge of the table or the backrest of a chair. It can also be used to wedge the GoPro for a great ground level perspective, in a pinch.

Here, there's a chance to save some money and go for a non-GoPro branded clamp, which do 90% of the job, for half the price.

Futaba Jaws Flex Clamp Mount and Adjustable Neck for GoPro Accessories https://www.amazon.in/dp/B077GQVV8C/ref ... bBbX505MWR

4. Manfrotto Compact MonoPod -
Manfrotto Compact MonoPod Advanced.JPG
Officially out-of-stock, but still available online, a Manfrotto MonoPod is a nice to have accessory for those in-the-moment selfies and hand-held video pans/ panorama stills. There are 2 variants in this, with the regular Compact one (priced at ₹1500 approx.) and an Advanced one (priced at ₹2600 approx.) The latter being compatible with a standard DSLR + 200mm lens.

Manfrotto Compact Photo monopod, Black (MMCOMPACT-BK) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00L6F1DUO/ref ... bBb7RMB41Q

The list of accessories/mounts for the GoPro is near endless. The four discussed above together with the standard mounts/adapters that come bundled with the GoPro, should be enough for getting spectacular snaps and videos on your road-trips.

That's it from me for now. Would love to learn about the adapters/mounts and accessories that you use, or have come across. So hit me up.

Happy road-tripping :)


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Re: Road Trippers Guide to GoPro Accessories

Post by simon.dcunha » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:18 pm

This is awesome stuff @theangrysaint . How would you compare GoPro to some of the other brands like the Action Cam available?



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