SO WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ADDING RIBCAGE TO YOUR GOPRO HERO 3+?
Less Distortion: As users of the camera are well aware, the GoPro features an extremely wide angle lens to try and accommodate most action sports scenarios. When filming, especially at the higher resolutions, this leaves the resulting image with an obvious ‘fish-eye’ distortion that can be undesirable to filmmakers. With the option to change lenses any filmmaker can get the look they want for their shots without being restricted.
Depth of Field and Manual Focus: The GoPro has a fixed focus lens, meaning everything is in focus from near to far. To achieve a more cinematic look many filmmakers wish to use a more shallow depth of field, creating a ‘bokeh’ or blurred background and foreground. By adding different lenses to the GoPro the user can now manually control the focus and F-stop to create the ideal look.
Zoom: The GoPro Hero3 and 3+ have no option to zoom, especially during filming. With a manual zoom or telephoto lens attached you can achieve sharp detail from a great distance, and perform zooming during filming.
Night Vision: The Ribcage mod kit removes the IR cut filter from the GoPro, allowing the user the option of filming with or without the filter. The benefit of this is, with the addition of an IR light source such as a battery powered IR LED panel, you get instant night vision! All you ghost hunters out there can film in complete darkness and still control multiple cameras with the WiFi remote!
Use Your Old SLR Lenses: How many of us have that old camera bag in the closet gathering dust? The optics and manual controls on most older SLR film camera lenses are excellent! Why not breathe new life into them by using them on your GoPro Hero3? With the proper adapter ring you can attach almost any popular brand of manual lens to our mod, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax and more!