8.25mm f/3.0 41d HFOV 16MP
The 8.25mm is our newest 4K lens for compact m12 mount cameras such as the GoPro Hero and Yuneec Typhoon. With its 41 degree HFOV 16MP sharp 7 glass non-fisheye optics this lens captures the entire image sensor in perfect edge-to-edge sharpness (see example media below).
No fisheye/barrel distortion means objects are naturally straight and just as your eyes see the world. While auto camera mode performs very well on the Typhoon H even with the 44 degree narrower FOV (2x zoom!), we recommend keeping shutter speeds at 1/500s or slower to reduce jello from the rolling shutter during full sun shooting. If the slower shutter speeds are too bright you can add our ND filters (HERE) to stop down the light.
When installing into the Yuneec Typhoon CGO3/CGO3+ cameras you will need to also purchase a new lens mount (HERE) as the stock mount does not have the proper threads to hold it. Installing the new lens mount is quite difficult as the glue holding the original mount to the sensor board is tough to separate. Once you do though it's simple to swap to the new mount and thread in the 8.25mm lens. We also sell modified CGO3+ cameras (HERE) with the 8.25mm professionally installed and focused if performing the install seems too daunting of a task (especially considering the requirement for removing the original lens mount).
The 8.25mm lens works great when installed into a GoPro Hero 4/3+/3 and does not need a new lens mount to focus properly. Due to its small size it also does not stick out from the camera when focused thus allowing the use of the waterproof housing with the standard backdoor. Since the FOV of the 8.25mm is very narrow (3x zoom compared to stock lens) it is not recommended to be used on mounts that may transfer vibrations to it. This means that on mounts such as a 3DR SOLO drone you will not be able to use video mode with good results due to the noticeable rolling shutter issue. Photo capture, especially for surveying and panoramas is perfectly fine though if vibrations are minimized.
When installed into the Sony and Yi action cameras you can also use the waterproof housing when the 8.25mm lens is installed.
|35mm Equivalent (on 1/2.3" sensor)||47.0mm|
|Angle of View (V*H*D)||32 x 41x 51 degrees|
|Aperture (f Stop)||3.0|
|Back Focal Length (BFL)||4.65mm|
|Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||12.00 x 15.34mm|
|Native Camera Sensor Support||1/2.3"|
|Native Megapixel Support||16MP|
|Optics Material||Glass - 7 Elements|
|Dust Ring Included?||Yes (DR_A + DR_B)|