Protection for GoPro Camera Lens

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The GoPro Hero HD is a wonderful sport camera meant to be used in heavy condition. However the fish eye lens is exposed to scratches, and surprisingly the camera doesn't come with any lens protection for when not in use.

Here is a very simple and cheap protection for the camera.

All you need is a ping-pong ball and a rubber band.

1. Cut in half the ball. It fits then perfectly around the fish eye lens of the waterproof housing, without touching the lens.
2. Drill two small holes, almost at the top of the ball. I used an electric drill with 3mm drill bit, but I think a heated nail should make it, too.
3. Cut the rubber band, pass it through the holes and knot.

The protection is ready.


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    lux4x4

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like your.... but look my instructable!!!
    https://www.instructables.com/id/GOPRO-lens-cover/

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    the.smasher

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm using a plastic lid from a 1l bottle of vinegar. Some people have caps from pill bottles that work. Just go through the recycle bin and experiment.

    If anyone has any ideas for the 3D case...?

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    colincolin30

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, would you buy a Gopro camera again.?
    i am going on a trip and wonder if it would be good for video and stills at various tourist places.
    regards
    colinColin30

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    kabadocolincolin30

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, but Gopro is indeed a sport camera for extreme condition. For normal condition you'd better go for a more usual pocket camera, with back screen, flash, zoom, handle, etc.

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    ronkinoz

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I like your thinking, but feel that a half squash ball would be better - softer, and more robust than a ping pong ball.