New GoPro “Super Hero” lens solution from SeeSense

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Alex Fice

Ribcage modified GoPro Hero3+ Black camera with Pentax SMC DA Star digital camera lens fitted.

SeeSense, UK and European miniature camera solution specialists, has announced the availability of the new Ribcage system enabling fitting of C and CS-mount lenses on to GoPro cameras.

Despite the GoPro camera seeing increasing use by broadcasters and filmmakers it has been unpopular due the permanently fixed ultra wide angle lens.  Now the Ribcage system means that all GoPro users can fit a wide range of lenses onto their GoPro Hero and Hero3+ Black cameras. Ribcage (only £185 / €240 from SeeSense) comes in the form of a do-it-yourself modification kit; alternatively SeeSense can supply a GoPro3+ Black Ribcage or even convert your own camera.

 GoPro Hero3+ Black camera with the Back-Bone Ribcage modification showing CS-mount, C-mount and tripod mount . GoPro Hero3+ Black camera with the Back-Bone Ribcage modification showing CS-mount, C-mount and tripod mount .

SeeSense managing director Nigel Paine said “Ribcage enables you to fit pretty much any lens you could want on to your GoPro.  It will accept C-mount, CS-mount and M12 mount straight on to the camera.  You can also breathe life into your old manual SLR lenses from Nikon, Canon or Pentax, etc with the use of an adaptor.  Ribcage comes complete with CS and C-mount adapters as well as the option to remove the IR cut filter for specialist use including night filming, astronomy, etc.  It also comes fitted with a three position tripod mounting plate, something you never saw on a GoPro.”

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