FPV item is expensive.... or need to be
sophisticated. Many ideas
come to fruition on the forums of the
internet and this is a nice example of that.
I discoverd this item origianally on RC
Groups offered up as a first production run
and new idea from 3D Shellz.
This plastic 3D printed cover was originally
designed for the GoPro 3 on the Tarot
brushless gimbal but I found it works great
on my DJI Zenmuse gimbal. It not
only acts as a protector but holds the
camera in the gimbal as well instead of
using the stock mounting bolts and plate.
THIS IS A DOUBLE BONUS. I mean really, if
you have taken your camera on/off either of
these gimbals with the stock screws and
mounting plates it is a royal pain and takes
time. Held on by a hefty o-ring the cover
goes on/off quickly and easily.
Additionally you can use either the clear or
polarized plastic cover. I prefer the
polarized cover as I feel the GoPro 3 color
saturation is poor and it can use all the
help it can get.
I've been using this cover on my Zenmuse
equiped DJI F550 Hex for some time now. I
have 2 other quads I use my GoPr on so I
move the camera frequently - the o-ring
securing system saves me a lot of time.
||UPDATE: 3D Shellz has updated their
design slightly so I'm basing this review on
the very first run and I would assume ;-)
that the new design is even better!! :-) Here
is the new GoPro protector for sale at
- Fits perfectly
- protects camera lens very well
- Doubles as camera securing system
- Camera EZ on EZ off
- Proprietery lens cover (no threaded mount)
and sold separately
- would be nice if it included 2 o-rings
Comments: As I've mentioned above
this is a great little device that makes MY
life easier and my GoPro safer. My only wish
is that it had a threads on the end instead
of the plastic screwed on cover so I can
mount my own selection of high quality
filters. 4.5 out of 5 Highly recommended!