I had held off on buying a new unit as I didn't feel like dropping several hundred dollars for a unit that I'd probably drop or damage or lose. I have that habit you see. :(
Last night, I figured with nothing to lose, I took the unit apart and tried moving the screw-in lens to see if I could improve the focus. I had hooked it up to the TV via a special included cable, and was able to observe in realtime what my actions did.
I leave it to you, my readers, to tell me if the repairs/adjustments I made are enough to warrant further usage of this GoPro Camera.
First, is a video of me riding Natasha, my '96 Ural Sportsman ( I do miss her ) on New Years Eve back in 2010:
New Years Eve, 2010.
Here's a video I shot today, with the unit mounted on the side of the gas tank on Brigitta, my '87 BMW R80 airhead. Please let me know if you think the video output is comparable? The unit came off the tank near the end of the short ride, but fortunately, I'd dummy-corded it to the frame. See, I do learn from my mistakes!
Here's a different reference video, of Yoshie and I on Skyline Road, which has similar lighting to the test video above:
I was a bit surprised at how much movement my front wheel has while riding on smooth pavement, maybe its time to service the front shocks again.
Anyways, please leave a comment as to the video quality when compared with pre-crash of the camera's video.Previous post: Lunch Ride with Yoshie