Rage cams 5.4mm flat lens

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  1. AllanVB

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    My Vision camera is fitted with new lens and on it way back to me. I will let everyone know the results of the upgrade. :)
     
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    What's the verdict?
     
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    Oops! Thanks Rave, updated the post.
     
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    Im not seeing the difference between this lens and just using 'narrow' on the Go Pro 3. Is there a significant difference?
     
  8. Jdacal

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    I still get some fisheye on narrow. The advantage for me is being able to get a very wide shot with no fisheye at all.


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    looks good on the video

    couple of questions…
    1. where did you set the focus to?
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    2. the little bit of glass on the back of the lens - did you remove this, or leave it on?

    i'm a bit confused - mind you that doesn't take much - LOL
     
  10. Jdacal

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    They recommend that you focus on something 150 ft away. Luckily for me, across the parking lot is a sign at exactly that distance with the number 11 on it. So I hooked up to my 55" HD TV, opened my front door and focused on that 11 until it looked as good as I could get it. Probably could get it even better, but you have to spend some time on it since the lens isn't easy to turn, so its hard to hit the exact sweet spot. Hooking up to a large HDMI TV is key, since it gives you the best method for adjusting the focus.

    I have one of those laser measuring devices which helped a lot in determining the 150' distance. It doesn't have to be exact though.
    Not sure about what little bit of glass you mean. They installed mine. I know they ship some with a protective plastic sleeve on the back, not sure if that's what you mean. My IR lens cam with that, if that's what you mean it should come off. The lens has glass on both the front and back, that you would not remove.
     
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    Ok

    I'll contact them and ask

    Thanks mate.
     
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    “RageCams and I have reached a mutual agreement. I am happy, they are happy. End of story. I did get the 2nd Camera modification to work and I will post pictures next week.”
    Allan
     
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    Wow that's nutty expensive for that lens. Holy smokes. Since its a zoomed in lens I feel like that would make you lose stops of light. Does it specify the aperture?
     
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    Who's got more P2 Zenmuse footage with this lens? Post it up!
     
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    This is a test flight I did while checking the focus, still need to touch it up a bit, the adjustment is very sensitive.

    http://vimeo.com/user23683089/phantom2

    EDIT: Oh, settings were 1080p Wide 60fps GoPro Black
     
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    I'm still learning the Adobe software so I'm still not at the RAW stage. :)
     
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    I know its not software specific. I just thought that if I switched to RAW it would then require me to touch up a lot of other things which would usually require Photoshop or some other software. Or is the setting you are referring to only affect the white balance? Just curious, since I'd like to try it if that's the case.

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks Spanktimonious, will give it a shot (no pun intended) after the Phantom decides to ride again. :)
     
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    “RageCams and I have reached a mutual agreement. I am happy, they are happy. End of story. I did get the 2nd Camera modification to work and I will post pictures next week.”
    Allan
     
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    So they broke your gear, through no fault of your own, and they won't replace the cam for you? That's some shady a$$ business. sorry to hear it.
     

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