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GoPro Lens Replacement – Part II

10 August 2011

A friend has made some adapters for extending the lens on the waterproof cases. This allows you to use the original GoPro cases with a camera that has been modified with the Sunex lens. I personally like to use the cases even if not going near water as it protects the real lens on the camera and offers lots of mounting options.

One problem with GoPro waterproof cases is that the round lens on the case causes underwater pictures to be blurry. As a fix for those with the case extender, a flat lens has been created from high quality plastic. This allows for crystal clear pictures/video in the air as well as under water. It is also scratch resistent!

GoPro Case Lens Replacement
GoPro Case Lens Replacement

If you want to make camera fully waterproof, you have two choices:

1. purchase a 2nd O-ring. The official lens kit from GoPro includes 2 lenses & 2 O-rings for $20
2. But better solution is to purchase flat lens with o-ring for $15

The following options for purchase:

USA Customers

Product # Description Price [$] Shipping [$] Total [$]
1. 1 adapter + 6 screws 35 5 40
2. 1 flat lens + 1 O-ring seal 15 4 19
3. 1 Sunex lens 55 5 60
4. Installation service to install adapter on the case (with waterproof testing) 20 8 28
5. Installation service to install Sunex lens into camera 25 8 33
6. 1. + 2. (above) 50 5 55
7. 1. + 2. + 4. (above) 70 8 78
8. 3. + 5. (above) 80 8 93
9. 1. + 2. + 3. (above) 105 5 110
10. 1. + 2. + 3. + 4. + 5. (above) 150 8 158

 

Canada or Mexico

Product # Description Price [$] Shipping [$] Total [$]
1. 1 adapter + 6 screws 35 12 47
2. 1 flat lens + 1 O-ring seal 15 10 25
3. 1 Sunex lens 55 12 67
4. Installation service to install adapter on the case (with waterproof testing) 20 14 34
5. Installation service to install Sunex lens into camera 25 14 39
6. 1. + 2. (above) 50 12 62
7. 1. + 2. + 4. (above) 70 14 84
8. 3. + 5. (above) 80 14 94
9. 1. + 2. + 3. (above) 105 12 117
10. 1. + 2. + 3. + 4. + 5. (above) 150 14 164

 

International Customers

Product # Description Price [$] Shipping [$] Total [$]
1. 1 adapter + 6 screws 35 14 49
2. 1 flat lens + 1 O-ring seal 15 12 27
3. 1 Sunex lens 55 14 69
4. Installation service to install adapter on the case (with waterproof testing) 20 16 36
5. Installation service to install Sunex lens into camera 25 16 41
6. 1. + 2. (above) 50 14 64
7. 1. + 2. + 4. (above) 70 16 86
8. 3. + 5. (above) 80 16 96
9. 1. + 2. + 3. (above) 105 14 119
10. 1. + 2. + 3. + 4. + 5. (above) 150 16 166

Send paypal payment to fzmrzli@yahoo.com

Installation service works like this:

Ship your camera and case (and Sunex lens if you have it) to:

Fred Zmrzli
661 Encore Way
San Jose CA 95134

You will receive the camera with Sunex lens installed, case modified with selected options (1 or 1+2)
If you are not purchasing an option that includes all parts needed for install, please send the part being installed with your camera.



  • Coolpix2323

    . But better solution is to purchase flat lens with o-ring for $10

    Wheres that option?

    • Option #2. Sorry it is $15, that bottom sentence was a typo

      • Coolpix2323

        That’s Ok I figured that. What if I want just the lens and not the oring? I already bought orings when I bought your adapter so I don’t need it.

  • Anonymous

    Coolpix2323
    Extender that you received is only long enough to accommodate curved original lens.
    If you want to install flat lens, you need to purchase new adapter (it is not listed as separate product, since all adapters sold from now on are longer kind).
    To give you partial credit for original purchase, if you order new adapter (item 1. + shipping) we will include flat lens for free.

  • Rick

    If I buy the adapter and a flat lens, is shipping $5 or $9?

  • Anonymous

    If you are in U.S.A. then shipping is $ 5.00, otherwise see the table.

  • Asyraf Asri

    Hi, I’ve made payment for #6.
    1. + 2. (above), International Customer.

    Please ship to included address.

    Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Shipped

  • Free

    FAST shipping! Thanks fzmrzli.

  • David

    I’m interested in a Sunex lens + adapter + flat lens, but I have the HD Hero 960, so it’s limited to r1, r2 and r3 modes. I record in r2 (1280×720 30fps), and I was wondering if there is any vigneting with the Sunex and the adapter.

    • I have used my regular gopro + sunnex at 720p and have seen no difference. I think it will work like normal on yours.

  • Afpilotrr

    I just scratched my original GoPro wide lens and looking for a replacement, do you have the original still and are you willing to sell it?  Thanks!

  • Aaron

    I would like a flat lens for the underwater application but I am unsure about changing to the sunex lens also. Maby you can answer a question for me. By getting rid of the fish eye effect, are you not thereby getting rid of your wide angle? And one more. If I keep my standard lens and view my wide angle videos on a tv with a wide angle aspect ratio (16:9) will it not cancel out that fish eye effect? I dont have the means to test this, so i need to ask.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, new lens is not as wide but image is similar to standard size cameras, and without distortion it seems like it was taken with way more expensive camera.
      For flying applications is way better. As far as stretching away barrel distortions I am not sure what you are trying to say. Barrel distortions are non-linear, and can only be eliminated by fancy video post processing, or better optics, which Sunnex lens is.

  • NorcalMike

    I use the GoPro 3D setup and am wondering if everything still works well should I go ahead with modding both cameras. Will all the 3d function still work fine? Will it be better? Do you have a discount for buying 2? If all is ok I would like to drop off the camera Tuesday (9/6).

    • Anonymous

      We are planning to try 3D performance with Sunnex lenses, but did not do it yet.
      Math shows that if anything should be better, but can not guarantee. No discount, you just will save on shipping somewhat.

  • Andres G.

    I’ve made a payment for a #9 international.
    Details and address on paypal.

    Have you tried it underwater to diving depths or is just splash proof?

    • Anonymous

      It is tested for underwater to same depth as original case.

      • Andres G.

        Received the package today, nice machining work! i think the inner screws are not gonna be my friends

  • Jlandis2

    I have placed an order for #6.  Details and address on PayPal.

  • Morphin

    Hi FZMRZLI
    Are you on holidays?

    • fzmrzli

      Yes I was.
      Just returned yesterday.
      How did you know?

      Fred

  • Anonymous

    For those of you who want to order camera and have it shipped directly to me, please note that shipping charges are higher in that case since packet is significantly larger and hevier than if only camera with case was shipped.

    To calculate new price to pay, subtract shipping amount from previous table and add the following:

    Package weight 2lb 15 oz

    _________________________________________________
    International:

    Express Mail 3-5 Days with tracking
    $46

    First Class Mail 1-2 weeks incl insurance

    $37

    First Class Mail 1-2 weeks

    $27
    _________________________________________________
    Canada and Mexico:

    Express Mail 3-5 Days with tracking

    $43

    First Class Mail 1-2 weeks incl insurance

    $31

    First Class Mail 1-2 weeks

    $24

    US:

    Express Mail 1 Days with tracking

    $42

    First Class Mail 2-3 days incl insurance

    $15

    First Class Mail 1-2 weeks

    $12

  • Multirotorman

    International Order

    Product #9

    Is shipping included on price?

    • Fred

      Yes.

  • Multirotorman

    email me soon as possible.

    multirotorman@yahoo.com

  • Inetworkit

    Interested in the adapter.. I have a replacement lense and ring from gopro – can this be used or do I need the flat lense? My sunex lens is already installed. Thanks!

    • Fred

      If you have the Sunex lens installed, you need a product  #6.
      Contains: 1 adapter + 6 screws
                      1 flat lens + 1 O-ring seal.

      Replacement lens from GoPro doesn’t work well under water.

      Fred

  • Carlos Cortes

    Hi, i need Product #9 (1+2+3)
    Send to Chile? the total US$ 119?

    Thks!

    • Robert

      Price is correct

      • Magdalena Sciaraffia

        Thank you, i send to you payment via PayPal

        • Magdalena Sciaraffia

          Today received in my home the (1+2+3) ok!!!Thks!

  • sundog

    Hopefully you were not “taken” by multirotorman@yahoo:disqus.com.

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1531508

  • Hi Fred!
    I need Product 9 (1+2+3)
    Send to Russian Federation (Moscow)? At the same price 119$?

    • Fred

      Price is correct for Moscow.
      Visit http://www.goprofix.com/ for more details

    • Robert

      Price to Moscow is correct

  • Robert

    Please take a look at the advantage of our solution:
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/3wxahwtHolE

  • Thank you, now i send to you payment via PayPal

  • Mike

    Do you know if the Sunex lens can be installed in the new GoPro2 ? 
    I’m asking because the FOV 90 options of the GoPro2 is basically not useable (too much noise, pixelation). But I want 60fps (720) + a narrow view without fisheye, so the optimal solution seems to install a Sunex lens into the GoPro2.

    • Fred

      Mike,
      We do not have GoPro 2 yet, so we can not guarantee that it fits. But in most probability it should.
      Once we can prove it we will post it here

  • Uku

    Hello,
    Can I still order #9(1+2+3) from Japan?
    And price is $119 ?

    • Fred

      Yes, you can.

      • Uku

        Thank you, i send to you payment via PayPal

  • Jordie

    Hi Fred,
    I would like to order 1. + 2. + 3. + 4. + 5. sent to the uk (express mail) , but still have to buy the gopro, could i send it directly to yours? How long do you think will it take you to do the work and send it off? I’m a bit tight with time.. let me know. thanks
    jordie

  • JEAN PAUL MARTINS

    Hi Fred,
    i send to you payment via PayPal for 1+2 to shipping France.

  • Ferospi

    Received my kit today.  Can`t wait to install it . Thanks fred!!

  • tomost1969

     Hi, I’d be interested to order 9. In the order 9 have the lens is? What is the shipping cost to Germany? How can I order? Best wishes.

    • Fzmrzli

      As per information above,  “International customers”, Product number 9. is $119 including shipping.
      For more details, go to http://www.goprofix.com.
      It includes Sunex lens. 

      Go to Paypal web site and find option to send money via email.
      There, send $119 to fzmrzli@yahoo.com.
      Let me know if you still have questions to fzmrzli@yahoo.com

  • Drew

    Having problems with communication on an order – would seriously appreciate some feedback…

    • Ferdinand

      Hello Drew,

      You can always contact me at fzmrzli@yahoo.com

      Best regards.

      • Drew

        Hi.. yes, I have sent 3 or 4 emails but they don’t seem to be getting through… its about the order being stuck in USPS Los Angeles for over 2 weeks…

        • Drew

          all resolved – USPS can take up to 3 weeks from posting. Thanks Ferdinand

  • Marcel

    Hi Ferdinand,

    Did you have the chance to check it with GoPro Here2 yet? I’ve heard some several stories saying the Sunex lens wont work with Hero2…

    – Marcel

  • Marcel

    Hi Ferdinand,
    Did you have the chance to check it with GoPro Here2 yet? I’ve heard some several stories saying the Sunex lens wont work with Hero2…

    – Marcel

  • Manuel Gonzalez Montalvo

    Hi, I´m From Argentina. Want to buy 1+2+3. Will pay USD119? How can I order?
    Thanks,
    Manuel

    • Ferdinand

      Hi Manuel,
      Get me your address and pay by Paypal
      to fzmrzli@yahoo.com   I’ll send immediately.
      .

  • Dave Grainger

    fzmrzli – I got my #6 kit today – very fast shipping – and put it together on my GoPro housing.  Very exacting, nano-scale work – had to use my magnifying visor, and buy a precision phillips screwdriver with 2mm shaft to get to the screws that hold the extension on the housing.  Used a small hemostat to place those screws in the extension. 

    I did find one problem – the 6 tiny flat head machine screws supplied with the kit need to be longer – 10mm long screws would work.  Threads on the short screws supplied with the kit barely engage the front of the plastic extension with lens and gasket in place. I have the lens in the end cap correctly, with the reduced diameter part of the lens sticking through the hole in the end cap. Could you please forward 10mm long screws, or let me know what diameter and pitch they are so I can get some locally?  It’s watertight as is, but I don’t trust it for use in surf, where it might get knocked around.  Thanks for an otherwise well engineered product!

  • Buckaroo

    Will this work with the GoPro Hero3?

    • Don’t know, why would you want to replace the lens on a hero3? I find the medium FOV setting on the hero2 to be a great way to shoot wide without the fisheye effect.

      Also, the hero3 is supposed to have a great lens, which i am sure is better than the sunnex lens.

  • mytom

    Hi,

    (sorry for my english…) I need a Flat Glass Lens for my GoPro Waterproof Cases (GoPro HD – Hero 1). Can you send the flat lens to Italy?