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Beasho

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Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
Looking to buy a GoPro Hero Session 5.

Wanted one in working order with active WiFi connection.

Thanks

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 04:49:36 AM »
Wow.... they are finally all gone  :-\
First time I haven't been able to find one, still in stock.

Here's a lightly used one from B&H (where I buy all my camera gear)

Catch is.... it costs more used than I use to pay for new ones.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/1274433/gopro_chdhs_501_hero5_session.html

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 08:31:10 AM »
I've had no problems with the size or weight of a regular sized GoPro while surfing with any of the mounts. Paddle shaft, board mount, Creek Hat, or Chest mount. Getting rolled, diving in they usually stay focused on spot. Sometimes I don't tighten the mounting screw enough and the camera will move a little. I imagine a swing weight might be an issue when foiling, but I'm sure you could get used to it. My Hero 5 Black works great.

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 01:22:45 PM »
no problems with the size or weight of a regular sized GoPro while surfing with any of the mounts. My Hero 5 Black works great.
The Hero5 is no housing. Would imagine it's a better feel on paddle mount. Paddle mount is my fav pov with an older GP. Those new 360 degree view povs are super sweet looking.

Difference between the Session5 and my Hero3 Silver is way noticeable on paddle mount. Alot more swing weight with the Hero3. Both still function real well although I haven't used them in a while now.

Better not lose my Session! Lost my second one last winter (RMA from my orig Session5) on a botched late drop on a NICE wave! Replaced it right away so I'm on my third one now.

Looks like they're all out at B & H!

Bunch of em on eBay.

GL locating one, Beasho. Every surfer should own a GoPro.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 01:38:18 PM by surfercook »
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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 08:28:18 PM »

Beasho

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 07:32:27 AM »
Someone suggested carrying a camera while surfing at all times.  The idea being that sometimes conditions are just perfect, a whale swims by, toothy fish . . . why not have a camera just in case.

So I grabbed for an old waterproof first generation Minolta then realized I had several old GoPros lying around why not just use one of those.  One thing led to another and I have captured some pretty cool stills from video over the years.   The Session 5 has the best combination of form factor and image quality that I have found.  Although I may have to step up to a Hero 8.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 07:34:28 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 07:36:33 AM »
Love the Spider Monkey over my shoulder.

As you can see I only surf in one spot on the West coast.  But its a good one.

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 07:48:29 AM »
And catching moments like these is pretty priceless.

My daughter freaking out on the edge of Mavericks.  It is much scarier the first time you watch the ocean surge in a very un-natural way.  Water is NOT supposed to stand up like that.


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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 08:54:51 AM »
I have some great stills from my Creek/ Summer Trucker Hat non-surfing mount, just hiking with my family.

Here is me with my paddle mounted Hero 5 Black. The higher you mount it on the shaft, the better the swing weight. Actually the little added weight doesn't bother me at all. Plus I can hinge it straight out to film others with no shaft in sight.
 

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Re: Wanted: GoPro Session 5
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2019, 06:01:56 AM »
Sitting on the ledge..... great experience for Ruby! and Dad!

Whatever you use, the moments are fun to capture!