10-16-2018 04:04 PM
So, if I were to have an option between using the GoPro clip (the flat mount) vs the finger mount, is there any advantage/disadvantage to either? I'm trying to decide if I should use a pole, or a flat surface....
10-17-2018 09:45 AM
The types of mounts you use do matter as the quality of plastic varies greatly. I don't know about this particular mount, but most third party GoPro imitations are pretty cheap and break easily. GoPro mounts are a little more, but the quality is the highest. Most people who use GoPro equipment regularly will tell you, you don't risk a $400 camera just to save a couple dollars.
Anyway, if you have a specific purpose that requires the type of mount you posted in the picture, and the camera & mount won't be put under much stress, then I guess it's ok. In general though, the mounts GoPro provides with the camera are best. If you need extra adhesive on the bottom, the surf mounts are great.
Always be sure to stick your mounts to a clean, smooth, and flat surface. For best results, apply pressure for at least one full minute (longer is better), and avoid using the mount it exposing it to heat, cold or water for 24-48hrs after application. If the camera isn't going to be put under stress/pressure, you can use it in about an hour after application (but it won't be as strong as it will if you wait).