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Old December 11th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Hero3+ Focus again

I've just received yet another replacement for my Hero3+ Black. It's from the latest batch (H3B+B081) which GoPro claim has the focus/sharpness issue resolved. Yet, testing it against my old Hero3 shows little improvement! Despite being informed by GoPro that the Hero3+ offers better sharpness which it doesn't.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Chris,

Are you comparing it with your old Hero3, or your returned Hero3+?

I was about to buy a Hero3+ until these problems surfaced, so I went with a Hero3 just in case. I would love a Hero3+ black or silver if the focus issue was resolved, as my uses would be for slightly further away things than a "cool selfie of myself on a surfboard".

I'm not cool enough for that.
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Old December 12th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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Comparing it with my old Hero 3. Good things about the 3+ are much better white balance & more powerful & faster wi-fi. Sharpness wise they are the same, at least on my cameras.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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I bought a hero 3+ silver recently! and have used it at a couple of weddings and two school productions, with no sign of focus issues. Others seem to be having problems though and there are a couple of DIY repairs on the net that can sort it. One involves levering off the lens retaining clips from outside the camera, rotating the lens a couple of mm and putting the the rings back, seems very simple.

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