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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Side-by-side Video Comparison of Lens A, B, and D


Here's a link to a comparison video to show how these lenses compare to each other in terms of focus, vignetting, color, white balance, FOV, and linearity.

FWIW, my test camera with the new Lens D did not have the CMOS module firmly clamped in the case, and I could wiggle it slightly with the lens barrel. This could be because mine was not a production camera. But this needs to be fixed or vibration will affect the video. The lens barrel COULD be secured outside the case with VERY CAREFUL dabs of silicone adhesive or hot glue, but be careful not to get any on the exposed front surface of the larger lens. This method would also make in more difficult to open the case for battery replacement, and could damage the ribbon cable if the adhesive were not removed first. Securement inside the case is the best solution.
#16 HD keychain camera Lens A, B, and D comparison (4 min 7 sec)
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:21 PM
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808 #16 with v929 Onboard Video, first daylight mount test (9 min 2 sec)


Not as stable as I want it, but not as jello as it could have been.
Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I am very impressed with the ebay seller I chose from the list you provided. I went with eletoponline365 and they sent me an email with a link to this page and a .pdf manual. That being said, does anyone have a verified seller of just the new lense? I cannot seem to find one. Figures I order my v2 3 days before the 120 is released
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Here's an advance peek at the new #16 camera with integral wide angle lens (lens D)!
The ebay listing for the new #16 says it has TV output and it shows a couple of composite Video Out cables. This suggests the new version can be used as a primary FPV camera rather than just a secondary HD recorder. That would be terrific for $44. Any information on whether that's true?
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Yes, it is true. No audio though, seems some people are disappointed with that.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 03:06 PM
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hey! i got my 808 16v2 red lense today and im wondering if my lens is focussing correct, your videos look so sharp and clear...okay i uploaded some raw movie to youtube...if anyone could have a look please i think it looks quite poor in the distance...

anyone have a thought please?


I think the corners are much sharper then the center of the image..and closer details are sharper too
Old Jul 25, 2012, 03:36 PM
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The ebay listing for the new #16 says it has TV output and it shows a couple of composite Video Out cables. This suggests the new version can be used as a primary FPV camera rather than just a secondary HD recorder. That would be terrific for $44. Any information on whether that's true?
It's true... the cables were designed SPECIFICALLY for that purpose, as well as just outputting to a composite video TV.
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I'm guessing I got a v1 with red lense because I did not get video cables in the package. Would that be a valid assumption?
Old Jul 25, 2012, 03:37 PM
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I am very impressed with the ebay seller I chose from the list you provided. I went with eletoponline365 and they sent me an email with a link to this page and a .pdf manual. That being said, does anyone have a verified seller of just the new lense? I cannot seem to find one. Figures I order my v2 3 days before the 120 is released
Same sellers for parts... they just don't list them separtely (yet?)
Old Jul 25, 2012, 03:39 PM
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I'm guessing I got a v1 with red lense because I did not get video cables in the package. Would that be a valid assumption?
Probably, but I posted some pictures that show how you can tell just by opening the case and looking at the circuit board.
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I am very impressed with the ebay seller I chose from the list you provided. I went with eletoponline365 and they sent me an email with a link to this page and a .pdf manual. That being said, does anyone have a verified seller of just the new lense? I cannot seem to find one. Figures I order my v2 3 days before the 120 is released
As Tom just said, I figure eletoponline will list them... if they decide to... I sure hope so, as I would love to get a new case + Lens D. But maybe they take some time before listing them for sale.
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Here's a link to a comparison video to show how these lenses compare to each other in terms of focus, vignetting, color, white balance, FOV, and linearity.

FWIW, my test camera with the new Lens D did not have the CMOS module firmly clamped in the case, and I could wiggle it slightly with the lens barrel. This could be because mine was not a production camera. But this needs to be fixed or vibration will affect the video. The lens barrel COULD be secured outside the case with VERY CAREFUL dabs of silicone adhesive or hot glue, but be careful not to get any on the exposed front surface of the larger lens. This method would also make in more difficult to open the case for battery replacement, and could damage the ribbon cable if the adhesive were not removed first. Securement inside the case is the best solution.
http://vimeo.com/46375068
Great vid!

Man I can wait to get that D Lens. It looks wonderful.
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Probably, but I posted some pictures that show how you can tell just by opening the case and looking at the circuit board.
Thank you, guess I missed those earlier. You should be getting paid for all this work.


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