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LayerLens GoPro Lens Protection

A naked GoPro is a much lighter and less bulky option for capturing your FPV flights in HD. LayerLens protects your naked asset!

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Ditch the stock heavy case and fly naked!

A naked GoPro is a much lighter and less bulky option for capturing your FPV flights in HD. But the downside is the increased risk of scratching the lens during landing or a crash. This is where fpvmanuals.com steps in with a lens protection system specifically designed for GoPro2 and GoPro3 units. The LayerLens attaches to the GoPro with a hook and loop strap, effectively shielding the lens from virtually anything your dumb thumbs can throw at it. Replacement lenses are available and are easily switched out.

The LayerLens is around $25, depending on model.

More info is available at fpvmanual's website.

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Apr 19, 2013, 12:36 PM
I hate waiting for parts
Mike_Then's Avatar
I thought that was a great idea and got all excited until I saw the price of $24 does NOT include the lens. So you have to buy this accessory for $24 and a $15 lens replacement kit brings the grand total to $40. Ouch... that's a lot of money for a Velcro strap, some foam, and a small piece of glass.
Apr 19, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Matt Gunn's Avatar
You can just pull the lens cover off the original case. So your total investment is $24.
And even if you scratch the original protective cover, buying another for $15 is still cheaper overall that buying a new lens if you scratch it. And its not easy to remove the lens and get it focused again. Ask me how I know


FYI, for those with a GoPro3, the LayerLens kit comes with a lens cover.
Last edited by Matt Gunn; Apr 19, 2013 at 01:22 PM.
May 14, 2013, 06:23 AM
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ankurkaul17's Avatar
Or you can make a diy version

Testing DIY lens protection for GoPro Hero 3 (1 min 17 sec)


More pics at :

http://www.flitetest.com/articles/te...lens-protector
Aug 18, 2013, 09:01 PM
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When will these be back in stock?
Aug 18, 2013, 09:14 PM
OSUFPV - KF7VFT
Quote:
Originally Posted by webdr
buying another for $15 is still cheaper overall that buying a new lens if you scratch it.
Huh? I got 2 new lenses from gopro directly for the hero2 case for $6.

-Blues
Aug 18, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Matt Gunn's Avatar
I meant for the GP3. sorry.
Feb 22, 2014, 07:38 PM
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GoPro original Protective Lens + Covers kit


We were searching for a lens filter to protect a naked GoPro. Discovered the LayerLens and saw this GoPro Protective Lens + Covers kit recently. GoPro's version runs about $19 or less, includes glass Protective Lens, lens covers for camera and standard housing, plus replace battery door and side door. You can also just get two glass Protective Lens without the rest of the replacements for about the same price.

GoPro 3+ Black, Protective Lens on a 2-Axis Brushless Camera Gimbal (6 min 5 sec)


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