Last week we posted some video tutorials on how to replace your GoPro lens with a third party lens. I ordered a 2.4-12mm varifocal zoom lens from RageCam thinking I could get a little variety with a the zoom capabilities.

But to my surprise, the varifocal zoom would actually be the most powerful macro lens I’ve ever used.

Here’s a video of the lens replacement and some sample video from the GoPro with the Ragecam Lens.

This is about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from the subject

This flower is the size of your thumbnail. The dirtiness of the bokeh was because the sensor was dirty.

UPDATE

A few questions popped up on YouTube regarding fitting into the housing. That was accomplished by taking a Dremel to the housing and opening up the front and side panels to allow access to the lens housing and the card slot on the side.

Further research has revealed that the GoPro uses an M12 lens size so you could conceivably use any M12 Lens on the market (these are common in security cameras)

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steven potter

yes you have to do some work now in focusing your shots,like a true videographer,,not like a consumer with a toy,,,this is an amazing lens,,i also purchased the 2.8 to 12mm and looking at the 10mm to 30mm soon,,i love these sharp and clear cctv lenses,,they are really coming out with qality lenses in that market,,m12 lenses,,gopro maybe new someone would mod there lensses,,you can now swap out lenses in camera,,,im excited about the film making portential of this camera now,,gph3 black,,2.7k,,,amazing verifocal lens,,,,,

Darryl Cannon

Thanks for putting this info together and online. I’d love to see more sample photos but appreciate what you’ve already done.

Simon Hosick

You need more Zooey Deschanel photos?

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