IMPORTANT: RIBCAGE H5PRO Modified Hero5 is not waterproof.
Install / Remove the IR-Cut Filter
The IR-Cut filter blocks infrared light so that your images have normal color and is recommended for use with CS, C-Mount and most other lens types.
- Take one of the supplied IR-Cut filters out of its sleeve. Handle it by the edges to keep it clean. Slide it into the slot on the side of the filter holder.
- Push the holder into the socket on the front of the camera so that the exposed dot is up.
- To remove use the supplied black plastic spudger tool – insert the pointy tip into the notch above the socket and slowly pop it out.
- The filter can be pushed out from the opposite side for cleaning with the end of a paper clip.
Adding CS & C-Mount Lenses
- For normal color make sure the IR-Cut filter is installed
- For C-Mount lenses add the 5mm spacer ring, for CS-Mount lenses remove it
- Focus the lens as desired using the rear display or an external HDMI monitor
Using Lens Adapters
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Adding M12 Lenses
- Remove the C-Mount ring and IR-cut filter if present
- Screw the M12 to CS adapter ring onto the camera (Yellow Bag)
- (Optional) add a layer of Teflon tape to the barrel of the lens
- Add the small black locking ring to your lens
- (Optional) add the orange rubber gasket behind the locking ring
- Screw the lens into the adapter until sharply in focus
- Tighten the locking ring against the adapter to lock the lens in place
Focusing Entaniya 220°, 250° and 280° Lenses
If the 5mm C-Mount ring is on the camera, remove it. Also, remove the IR-Cut filter and holder. Add 4 or 5 of the set screws to the outside of the red mounting ring supplied with your lens. The black mounting ring that comes with the lens is for Hero4 Ribcage mods and is not required. Screw the red mount onto the camera until snug. Add a layer of Teflon tape to the barrel of the lens and thread it into the orange mount. We recommend attaching your camera to a high-res HDMI screen to set your focus. Once the image is perfectly sharp fix the lens in place by tightening the set screws around the perimeter.
If your M12 lens feels a little loose inside the adapter, try wrapping a layer of Teflon tape around it. That will ensure a snug fit so that the lens is perfectly aligned with the image sensor. Teflon tape is cheap and readily available in the plumbing section of any hardware store.
Keep an air puffer and microfiber cleaning cloth in your shooting kit so you can blow debris out of the camera if needed and keep your lenses crystal clean.
If you have a 4K TV switch your camera to 4K while focusing for the sharpest image.
NOTE: We’ve done our best to accommodate the vast majority of M12, CS and C-Mount lenses on the market, however there will be some designs that aren’t compatible. M12 lenses that are extremely short, have odd shaped barrels or short threads may not work. The lenses at www.back-bone.ca have their compatibility clearly marked. When buying M12 lenses elsewhere look for 1/2.3” or 1/2” lenses that have an IR-cut filter built in for normal color. If you want to perform full spectrum or infra-red imaging look for ‘IR-corrected’ lenses. We recommend 1/2”, 1/1.8” or 2/3” C-Mount lenses with high resolution ‘megapixel’ optics.