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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome bit of kit., 24 Nov. 2012
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I really like this camera and the flat lense housing. I bought it for snorkelling and sea kayaking both of which I do a lot of. If you want to see some of the footage I recorded with my GoPro have a look at my videos on YouTube "CaptainQuintsOrca"is my username (shameless homage to JAWS!). The underwater footage of a grey seal pup sleeping underwater (very rare footage! blowing my own trumpet but its ace!) was recorded on my GoPro Hero2 using this housing. The housing is easy to use and easy to clean with a nice non fiddly clip that closes it tight. It has an easy to clean rubber seal aswell as all the usual possibilities for mounting various different clips to it. I use a "bobber" by go pro which is a floating yellow handle you attach to the the housing. I also use one of the wrist lanyards supplied with the camera but the bobber is good if i dropped it the camera would float to the surface and be easy to see too. The footage of the seal was taken in 14c water and I noticed very slight fogging of the lense whilst I was out there snorkelling but it didn't seem to affect the final footage. Go pro offer inserts that I believe are paper with silica granules that solve the problem. There are also various YouTube videos of people making their own inserts out of dried out kitchen towel. I am going to be taking the housing and my gopro hero2 to Australia over Christmas where i will be hoping to get some good underwater footage. I am going to order some inserts as we're going to Queensland which will be hot and humid so the fogging may be an issue there. Some people have mentioned the large lense covering part of the cameras digital mode display but you can see more than enough of the display to use the camera easily. it covers more when you have the lense cover on but obviously thats off when you're filming or taking photos anyway. Overall I give the flatscreen housing 5 stars for ease of use, build quality and generally taking my water activity footage to a new level without a massive investment.
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