As a travelling photographer, I’m always looking for new gear to help me travel lighter, and it was while looking at some YouTube videos that I accidentally came across this Fotodiox Pro GoTough Action Grip for the GoPro Hero camera. Also by chance, it fitted my precise requirements for being able to hold and plug in an external microphone to the GoPro camera.
I looked on Amazon and was able to order it from the USA, and it came within a week – very impressive!!
I have not done any filming with it yet, but wanted to share my initial thoughts on it. Well, the build seems to be quite sturdy; it’s an all-metal construction, apart from the knobs to tighten the cold shoe mount and the aluminium GoPro mount, which have metal screws with plastic grips. There is a foam handgrip. It has a 1/4″ female tripod mount on the bottom. Weight without camera or microphone = 258 g.
The Action Grip comes with a 24-month manufacturers warranty!
I’m hoping to get good use out of it on my next cycle trip, which will be to the Outer Hebrides in spring.
Below are some photographs I have taken of the Fotodiox Pro GoTough Action grip.