Add More Fun to Your GoPro Footage with Lensbaby’s New Circular 180+ [Tech Tuesday]

By // September 6, 2016 // Posted in Tech Tuesday

Looking for a unique perspective for your GoPro footage? Check out Lensbaby’s new Circular 180+ lens for GoPro Hero Cameras—a great tool for filming on the beach, surf or underwater.

gopro_c180_straight_on-06-267x300Pop this little lens onto the GoPro Hero housing and, thanks to its 185-degree field of view—similar to Lensbaby’s Circular Fisheye lens for DSLRs—your audience will be treated to an immersive experience that expands what the human eye can see. The circular image is displayed in a 16:9 aspect ratio.

c180_beauty_shot-09-300x261Since the lens is depth-rated to 10m (32 feet), it’s great for underwater footage, although you’ll get a full circular field of view of 120-degrees. Better yet, depth-of-field is increased with this lens so more of your subject matter will be in focus—even as close as a half-inch from the front of the lens.

Check out some footage to see what kind of video the Circular 180+ lens can produce. It could be the perfect accessory for your next adventure wedding or engagement shoot, or provide fun footage for your senior sessions.

The lens features three elements in three groups and measures a diminutive 2.3 x 1.5 inches, weighing a mere 2.5 ounces, so you’ll maintain a low-profile setup. It won’t take up much room in your gear bag, so you can add a little something special without adding a lot of bulk and weight to your kit. And, at only $80, it’s relatively affordable.

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Theano Nikitas

Theano Nikitas, a full-time freelance writer and photographer, has been writing about photography for 18 years. Although she loves digital, Theano still has a darkroom and a fridge filled with film thanks to her long-time passion for alternative processes and toy cameras.

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