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Sightseer
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Is using a sun shade/lens hood on a Hero 5 Black needed? Any other solution?

I took my Hero 5 Black out for some recording on a sunny afternoon and was surprised at how washed out the resulting video was whenever the camera was facing the sun. Plenty of artifacts, undersaturated colors, heavy flaring, and other issues. In other words, it looked worse that my smartphone camera. Everything looked fine when facing away from the sun. I made sure the lens was clean with a microfiber cloth.

 

The only solution I can think of is a lens hood, but they seem quite hard to find and are mostly 3d printed, so won't be up to the tough handling the rest of the Hero 5 Black kit can take (and which I need.)

 

Any ideas on how to control this issue when recording? Know of any good rugged sun shades/lens hoods?


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GoPro
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Re: Is using a sun shade/lens hood on a Hero 5 Black needed? Any other solution?

Hey @faststorm7311,

 

Do you have any examples of what you are seeing? What version of firmware is your camera running?

 

There are also advanced ProTune controls on the camera to allow you to change camera settings.

 

Check out this thread with some good info:

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Direct-sun-overexposure/td-p/9216

 

Best,

Ryan

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GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: Is using a sun shade/lens hood on a Hero 5 Black needed? Any other solution?

Hey @faststorm7311,

 

Do you have any examples of what you are seeing? What version of firmware is your camera running?

 

There are also advanced ProTune controls on the camera to allow you to change camera settings.

 

Check out this thread with some good info:

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Direct-sun-overexposure/td-p/9216

 

Best,

Ryan