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LayerLens GoPro Lens Protection (for GoPro 1 & 2)


NOTE: This version of LayerLens is not compatible with the GoPro Hero 3. A new LayerLens for the Hero 3 will be released soon., For this reason, FPV Manuals has developed LayerLens. LayerLens brings the most important part of the original GoPro case back: the protective lens; without adding much weight or size. LayerLens weighs only 11g — about 10% of the weight of the GoPro case. LayerLens is a precision laser cut frame that holds the protective glass lens found in the GoPro's case. LayerLens is pushed onto the GoPro’s built in lens. It sits tightly in place and is secured by an included velcro band. In case of a crash that scratches LayerLens’ glass lens, you can easily swap out the scratched protective lens and replace it with one of the lenses that are readily available by GoPro as part of their “Lens Replacement Kit” (which includes 2 lenses for $14 to $20 USD).,

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The case that comes with the GoPro camera is beautiful, sturdy, and water tight, but it weighs about 100g and the included mounts make the camera stick up over 1″ with the overall surface area growing by a good amount. As a result, many FPV and aerial videographer pilots mount their GoPro without the protective case to save weight and provide a smaller overall footprint. The most significant issue with this “naked” mounting method is that the camera’s lens is directly in harm’s way. Any crash has a high likelihood of damaging the camera’s lens. Once the original lens is damaged, the replacement of the lens is an expensive option costing close to $100 USD — 1/3 of the price of a new GoPro2 camera and almost half of a GoPro Hero HD.

LayerLens does NOT include a glass lens.
You will be required to take out the glass lens from a GoPro case or purchase a GoPro Lens Replacement Kit separately. Assembly required. This updated version of LayerLens does not require hot-glue.

LayerLens does not obstruct the Microphone or the USB, A/V, or back extension plugs. It fits the old and new Hero2 versions of the GoPro.

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