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Sightseer
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Lens water proof

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Okay so i just got my new gopro hero 9 and i took off the lens and after i put it back on i saw a gap am i just tripping or is this an issue is it still water proof?
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Re: Lens water proof

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Yes, the camera is still waterproof with or without the lens cover on, but you'll want to make sure that water doesn't get inside the lens since that will affect the image quality. A little gap is not going to be an issue because the O-ring seal should still be in place. Check to make sure that the lens cover is on flush on all sides. If it is, you should be fine.

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Re: Lens water proof

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With the HERO9 Black, if you press the door closed without using the latch, it will click into place when it's fully closed. To be really sure, you should also check that the inside of the door is clean and clear of any debris that might allow water to get past the seals on the edges of the door.

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 7,808

Re: Lens water proof

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Yes, the camera is still waterproof with or without the lens cover on, but you'll want to make sure that water doesn't get inside the lens since that will affect the image quality. A little gap is not going to be an issue because the O-ring seal should still be in place. Check to make sure that the lens cover is on flush on all sides. If it is, you should be fine.

Sightseer
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Re: Lens water proof

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Ok thanks, one more thing... how do I assure that the battery door is 100% sealed?
GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 7,808

Re: Lens water proof

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With the HERO9 Black, if you press the door closed without using the latch, it will click into place when it's fully closed. To be really sure, you should also check that the inside of the door is clean and clear of any debris that might allow water to get past the seals on the edges of the door.