Cheap Gopro Trigger and Dome

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Cheap Gopro Trigger and Dome

Postby andyhughes___ » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:15 am

Hey Guys,

Thought i'd just share my latest little experiment with you, but first a little background info, i damaged my A Series SPL housing for my 7d and while having a backup housing is a good idea, i didnt have one. and while i waited for repairs i really wanted to get into the water as it was pumping out where i am, so i had to make do with what i had and im happy to say it ended well, so heres a quick guide of how to have a gopro trigger and dome system for less then 180usd/250aud/170eur. using a gopro

[DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damage to your camera, the dome or trigger, the trigger system will require some modification, and you do this at your own risk]

What you'll need:

Telesin 6" Dome port for Gopro
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TELESIN-6-Do ... 1852356067

Trigger system:
https://www.camerasky.com.au/sp-gadgets ... pTLRvl97IU (i cannot vouch for this website as i bought this item in-store)

- A hacksaw with a blade equipped for cutting plastic

- 240 Grit sandpaper (Doesnt need to be 240 but i find it worked well)


Now to the steps (I will add images of my own setup of this at a later point for now i will just upload stock images of these items)

Once you have your trigger system use your hacksaw to cut the front part of the trigger (where the sp logo sits underneath gopro lens when housing is attached (see image)) so that the trigger can attatch to the dome via the normal thumbscrew,
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now that you have done this, trial and error attaching dome to trigger and sand back recently hacksawed trigger untill holes line up and thumbscrew can be placed in, if you want to be able to adjust the angle of dome sand back further, if you want to use a set angle sand to that point tighten screw and soften sharp edges with sand paper.

So thats all guys, its simple and it works, keep in mind you cant change settings when you put the gopro in but otherwise its great, you can also pick up a cover for the dome from here: http://www.amazon.com/TELESIN-Black-Pro ... 015FKLHF6/
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