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Old February 1st, 2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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GoPro LCD back now available

I just ordered one. not a bad deal; $79. for the back, plus 4 different rear case panels. I expect it'll be a week or so before it arrives, however I'll stick up some impressions on it when I get it
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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$79 but posting one to the uk is ...... $75!

No UK dealers have them in stock yet. Damn!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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Ordered mine today as well. Will be a great addition. Can't wait.

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Old February 1st, 2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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$79 but posting one to the uk is ...... $75!

No UK dealers have them in stock yet. Damn!
Paul,
It may be worthwhile to have someone in the US pick one up for you and ship it that way. I live in Canada, and I called GoPro to see if they would ship some other way than FedEx ( I do NOT like dealing with those people), and they will not, regrettably. I normally would use USPS/Canada Post to avoid the brokerage fees they charge.

I'm sure someone in the US could get it to you far cheaper by registered mail...it can't possibly be that big a package
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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:41 PM   #5
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Wow -- this should make using the GoPro a lot easier... now if only B&H had 'em in stock!
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 05:03 AM   #6
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90 euro in Greece, available in 7-9 days
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 05:36 AM   #7
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Wow -- this should make using the GoPro a lot easier... now if only B&H had 'em in stock!
They ship from Half Moon Bay. You'll get it a lot quicker if you order direct.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 10:06 AM   #8
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Wow -- this should make using the GoPro a lot easier... now if only B&H had 'em in stock!
I just ordered it directly from Go Pro on their website.

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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:48 AM   #9
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Got mine today. Nice having a screen on the GoPro - easy to use button commands once you get used to it, and a fairly decent LCD. It's cheap - don't expect crazy wide viewing angles or a super-insane-o-bright LCD, but it gets the job done and gives you in-camera framing and playback of videos w/ sound, and images. The included housing backs are a plus, and work nicely. Backs for standard and wrist-mount housings are included for both waterproof and non-waterproof configurations.

Here are a few quick iPhone snaps of one of my GoPros with the LCD BacPac







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Old February 3rd, 2011, 04:33 PM   #10
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SWEET!

I was going to make some comment about your having considerable pull to get your hands on one that quickly...then noticed you just down the road from them...

I'm hoping to see my copy early next week. Looking forward to it
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #11
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Fast!

Thumbs up to GoPro on shipping. I ordered the new LCD BacPac yesterday afternoon. They are in Half Moon Bay, which is about 500 miles north of where I am and it showed up this morning! Jeez, that is so fast!

Looks sweet, gotta try it this weekend.

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Old February 4th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #12
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Ordered mine today, got email it's on it's way. Too bad my gopro is on location, in the virgin islands. Some friends are working on a project down there and asked if I'd send it down to them. I just received 600 gigs worth of footage (on a hard drive), from 4 different cameras (gopro included). In the sunshine of the day, I have to say the gopro holds it's own against the $6000 jvc their using as their main camera.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #13
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mine arrived on Tuesday. Its actually a better image than I was expecting for the price...plus the 4 additional backs for the housing make it a heck of a good deal. I've only had time to fool with it a little bit, but I think it's going to make the gopro MUCH more functional in a bigger variety of situations
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #14
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Got mine a couple pf days ago -- and while I haven't used it seriously yet, yes, it makes a big difference to the usability of the main GoPro unit. I can actually see what it might be seeing as it's seeing it, rather than hours later back in the studio. Of course, the image is tiny, but it's a hell of a lot better than no image at all, and is fine for framing (the only thing you really need with the GoPro) -- one less thing to have to hook up to the DP6...
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Old February 12th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #15
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I ordered mine yesterday. I also decided to get another GoPro while I was at it. They come in mighty handy on many shoots.

It's supposed to ship next week. It'll be nice to not have to take my field monitor everywhere.
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