ByGB Blog Official 2018-07-03 3622
If you accidentally damage your action camera lens, does it mean that your camera is useless? Of course not! We have 6 easy steps to breathe new life into your lens.
1. Same specification lens: ideally factory direct or buy same model from GearBest.
2. Knife, pliers, cloth (optional), universal glue, and ruler (vernier caliper is recommended).
Carefully remove the back ring cover using the knife (use any visible notches).
With the back cover removed, the lens will be visible. Separate the rubber ring from the shell.
Measure and record the precise height of the lens with the caliper. This is vital to ensure the focus sharpness after replacing the lens.
Turning the lens with a counterclockwise motion, gently remove it with pliers.
Replace the lens with your new one, carefully align the jaw screw, then twist tightly clockwise to ensure the lens is secure.
This step is critical: measure the lens to ensure the height is exactly the same as the original lens (from step 2) - tighten the lens further if required.
Note: the plastic edge of the lens is easily scratched, a cloth can be used to protect it.
Turn on the action cam, and start to shoot sample photos/video. Carefully review the quality, and make any necessary adjustments. Once you're satisfied with the quality, re-install the rubber ring and protective back cover and affix them using glue.
All done, it's really easy! You just need to be focus (no pun intended) and be precise. You'll be enjoying your brand new camera lens in no time.
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