waterproof case and bicycle mount holder for F500LHD?

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I'm so impressed with the result from my cam, that I would like to buy some accessories for it:
Waterproof case. Would that product fit? It's not really intended for this camera, but for the Mini video DVR MD80.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sell ... 99749.html

Do you have any experience with it?

There is also a F800 waterproof case, sold with the F800 product. I contacted this seller to buy only the case. Will this case fit the F500LHD which I already have?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/F800-Ful ... 12468.html

Second, I would like to buy a bicycle mount holder. Aliexpress sells one item, which is actually a minimum quantity of 100 units.. I'm trying to convince them to reduce the minimum quantity to one unit. Personally I don't believe that anybody bought 100 units from this item.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bicycle- ... 60714.html

It would be very helpful if others would also contact them via Aliexpress messaging system to try and convince them to reduce the minimum to one.

Thanks!
 
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tivan said:
I'm so impressed with the result from my cam, that I would like to buy some accessories for it:
Waterproof case. Would that product fit? It's not really intended for this camera, but for the Mini video DVR MD80.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sell ... 99749.html

Do you have any experience with it?

There is also a F800 waterproof case, sold with the F800 product. I contacted this seller to buy only the case. Will this case fit the F500LHD which I already have?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/F800-Ful ... 12468.html

Second, I would like to buy a bicycle mount holder. Aliexpress sells one item, which is actually a minimum quantity of 100 units.. I'm trying to convince them to reduce the minimum quantity to one unit. Personally I don't believe that anybody bought 100 units from this item.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bicycle- ... 60714.html

It would be very helpful if others would also contact them via Aliexpress messaging system to try and convince them to reduce the minimum to one.

Thanks!

Hi Tivan,

I don't have any experience with waterproof cases but it looks like the first one might be too small. The F500LHD 98x53x22mm while the MD80 is 55x20x18mm. The F800 case would likely fit since it appears to be the same dimensions as the F500LHD. F800 with Dimensions.

Great that you found the bicycle mount. I'm sure if others ask, they will reduce the minimum qty since Aliexpress is meant for small quantities as opposed to Alibaba.com which is meant for large quantities.

Dash Cam Man
 
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Hi Tivan,

Thanks for sharing. I'm sure it will help others looking for those accessories!

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Hi there,
I just received the waterproof case.
The good news is that it is build good.
The bad news is that it is too small to fit the upper case.
The lense bought from Aliexpress appears to be longer than the one in the original DOD F500LHD.
Therefore i'm 1.4mm short to close the waterproof case with the camera in it.
The original DOD has a shorter lense.

See attached pictures 1-3.

I'm planning to allow fitting by detaching the back upper panel, which has 4 screws.
Is it acceptable?
What do you recommend?
Thinning the walls of the case is a bit risky, since the walls are not that thick.
 

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Hi tiva,

It is unfortunate that it doesn't fit. I don't see why that would be a problem to remove the panel. If it fits without that panel, the outer case should protect the camera.

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I unscrewed the upper back panel, but it is not so easy to detach it.
The panel is part of the mechanism which includes the spring which rotate back and forth the upper part of the camera..

I would love to receive feedback fro anyone who already detached it before.

Thanks.
 
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