Changing the GoPro Hero5 Lens

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WHY CHANGE THE LENS?

  • Use a narrow field of view (zoom in) without giving up 4K resolution
  • Optically correct fisheye distortion without processing
  • Add shooting features like focus, zoom and iris control for professional results not possible with the regular lens
  • Get pro looking defocussed backgrounds
  • Add custom filters for your application
  • Create professional high resolution cinematic footage for less money
  • Fit a professional camera in a small space
  • Connect to microscopes, telescopes and more

HOW IS IT DONE?

  • Back-Bone has developed the Ribcage – a camera modification that allows multiple lenses to be attached
  • Camera parts are manufactured and installed in Canada
  • The front of the camera and the lens are removed and replaced with our precision machined aluminum parts
  • The original camera lens can be re-used
  • Available in two Hero5 versions: H5M12 for compact ‘M12’ lenses and the H5PRO for M12 as well as larger professional lenses
  • DIY kits are also available for Hero3/3+, Hero4 and YI 4K

WHAT LENS CAN I USE?

The answer is ‘just about anything’. The Ribcage H5M12 camera will take small fixed focus high-res M12 lenses and the H5PRO will take M12, CS and C-Mount lenses. Just about any popular lens type can be connected the the H5PRO with optional adapters including Nikon, Canon, Pentax and more. In addition, because C-Mount is the primary mount type for the H5PRO it can be attached to a wide variety of scientific and medical equipment. It can be connected directly to a C-Mount beam splitter on a microscope or to a telescope with a small adapter.

All Ribcage Modified Hero5 Black Cameras Ship in Custom GOcases

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RIBCAGE H5M12

Feature Availability

M12 Lenses

CS-Mount

C-Mount

Entaniya VR

Internal Filters

(M12 lenses will require an IR-Cut for normal color)

Fits in waterproof ‘Super Suit’

(with compatible lenses)

Karma Compatible

(with compatible lenses)

Low parallax in 360 video rigs

Infra-Red Capable

Adapters available for other lens types

RIBCAGE H5PRO

Feature Availability

M12 Lenses

CS-Mount

C-Mount

Entaniya VR

Internal Filters

(M12 lenses will require an IR-Cut for normal color)

Fits in waterproof ‘Super Suit’

The camera body fits without lens

Karma Compatible

(with compatible lenses)

Low parallax in 360 video rigs

Great for 360 video rigs but parallax is slightly higher

Infra-Red Capable

(IR corrected / Day & Night lens recommended)

Adapters available for other lens types

H5PRO-Telescope3

OTHER RIBCAGE CONVERSION KITS:

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  • Ribcage Modified Yi 4K

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  • Ribcage AIR HERO4 Mod Kit

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  • Ribcage Yi 4K Mod Kit

    USD $99.00

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  • Ribcage Hero3/3+ Mod Kit

    USD $99.00

    Install Back-Bone's custom, all aluminum Ribcage mod kit on any GoPro Hero3 Black or Hero3+ Black or Silver (not included). Your…