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Old May 16, 2011, 09:33 PM
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Official Ragecam Gopro Lens Mod Thread. No more Sunex case mods or Fisheye

$54.95

http://ragecams.com/shop/product_inf...roducts_id/300

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SPECIAL COLOR ENHANCED 6MM GLASS BOARD LENS M12X05 WITH IR CUT FILTER
Ragecams 6mm Lens for GoPro HD.

This lens is far superior to the Sunex due to it fitting within the stock gopro case, and if you decided to, you could mod the gopro case, cutting it back. Marking default focus and focusing on the fly depending on your surroundings.

Installation was a breeze. I used electrical tape wrapped around some vice grips to twist the original lens of, be sure not to break the lens tube, and be sure to screw the lens in straight. It should screw in EASY, if it does not, check all angles and try again.

Well worth the money. I do not work for ragecams or am a dealer or in the retail market at all. I did this video so people can see the ragecams results.

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http://ragecams.com/shop/product_inf...roducts_id/300


Watch the vid in 1080p. The video is still processing so 1080p might not be available yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTBunYdtZBI


That entire basin is my FPV area once I feel comfortable with FPV.

EDIT: Lens dirty and out of focus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDPicNhojBw

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Refocused still dirty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89tFxGFEhk
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Old May 16, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Old May 16, 2011, 10:10 PM
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How does it look at R3 720p?
I actually ordered mine a week ago and it's on the way - I'm really happy with what you have shown thanks. Looking forward to getting it (especially since I have marked the front of the stock lens...)

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Old May 16, 2011, 10:57 PM
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awesome news man, i put up the links to these lens in another gopro "fisheye" thread,
i am looking at buying the 3mm lens which has a field of view almost the same as the stock lens but without the distortion.

Thanks heaps for doing this review.
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Old May 16, 2011, 11:12 PM
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I was going to get the 3mm lens (that is what I bought on ebay from them) but they said that they are not happy with them but replacement ones are due any day. I found that out after waiting 2 weeks for a lens they hadn't sent! They offered the 6mm instead which I aggreed to. All up front and friendly

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Old May 16, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I was going to get the 3mm lens (that is what I bought on ebay from them) but they said that they are not happy with them but replacement ones are due any day. I found that out after waiting 2 weeks for a lens they hadn't sent! They offered the 6mm instead which I aggreed to. All up front and friendly

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Well atleast they had the decency to tell you they weren't happy with the lens and decide not to send it out and let you end up with a sub-par product.
As i said in the other thread im yet to even buy my gopro so i will just keep an eye on there website and ebay store for any new updates on the 3mm as im obviously in no rush.


BTW daign... just watched the video and is that an unmarked copcar out the front of your house?? LOL you been filming the neighbours to much with the gopro and quad.... hahahaha
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dunno if this is any good to you guys but have a look for a vado HD if you want a cheap alternative ie you may find buying a vadoHD cheaper than buying a lens for your gopro?

vadoHD on my head and on my quad 39 each delivered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjfQRTqhQ58
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dunno if this is any good to you guys but have a look for a vado HD if you want a cheap alternative ie you may find buying a vadoHD cheaper than buying a lens for your gopro?

vadoHD on my head and on my quad 39 each delivered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjfQRTqhQ58
Wasnt this Topic about GOPRO Lens ????
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Ragecams will also be getting different lens in this week. Lens that permit the everyone to use the stock accesories is looking to be a good idea.
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Old May 17, 2011, 09:49 AM
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dunno if this is any good to you guys but have a look for a vado HD if you want a cheap alternative ie you may find buying a vadoHD cheaper than buying a lens for your gopro?

vadoHD on my head and on my quad 39 each delivered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjfQRTqhQ58
We already OWN GoPros and are not looking for a different camera. Please stay on topic.

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Old May 17, 2011, 11:19 AM
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sorry just thought that for the same price as a new lens you could buy a camera that comes with hdmi cable rubber case wide angle lens and no fisheye effect that needs fixing
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Old May 17, 2011, 12:03 PM
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that's actually a good point. and if you crash it, it's not a $300 mistake
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Old May 17, 2011, 12:25 PM
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What has Ralfie been smoking, he looks pretty messed up top dog.
Nice result from the lens, though it looks extra jumpy..maybe its just me??

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Old May 17, 2011, 12:33 PM
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getting back on topic: just keep in mind that a longer focal length will make camera shake much more apparent. not saying don't do it (i have the sunex), just that your flying has to be even smoother to get good footage.
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Sweet looking quad
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