RibCage Air Modified GoPro Hero 4 Black (Includes Camera)

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Designed from the ground up to be as light as possible, the new Ribcage AIR for for GoPro Hero4 is perfect for any aerial platform but we designed it specifically with the 3DR Solo in mind. Benefit to the max from 3DR’s unique full camera control – only now with interchangeable lenses to get exactly the look you want. Many distortion free wide angle lenses are available. Use M12 lenses under 10 grams on the Solo or most other small GoPro handheld or aerial gimbals*.  Use CS, C-mount or larger lenses on bigger aerial platforms and gimbals. You can even fly with some great vintage D-Mount and Bolex lenses.

All of the lens mounting rings are easily removable for filter replacement and sensor cleaning. Combine up to two custom filters in camera at the same time.  You won’t need filters for all your different lenses anymore, just  for the camera! Now you can use ND, cold mirror, NDVI and other custom wavelength filters with your M12 lenses, or lenses that have no filter threads on the front. Choose from our line of tried and tested high resolution lenses, or use your own. Browse through our library of high resolution lenses to find the right lens for your needs!

* M12 lenses under 10 grams recommended for Solo and other GoPro gimbals. Back-Bone’s ‘DEAD WEIGHT’ gimbal balancing kit for Solo recommended for best results and to reduce wear on the gimbal. CS and C-Mount lens types are too heavy for GoPro based gimbals. These are recommended only for larger platforms. 

Finally, a light weight, small form factor 4K camera with interchangeable lenses! It’s the GoPro Hero4 Black that you know and love, but supercharged with Back-bone’s custom all aluminum Ribcage AIR mod kit. Now you have the ability to pick the perfect lens for any situation so you can shoot in amazing 4K 30fps or at 1080p at speeds up to 120fps. Out of the box the Ribcage is compatible with micro M12, CS-Mount and C-Mount lenses. You can attach virtually any other type of manual lens via readily available C-Mount adapters found online and in stores.  Take advantage of what professional lenses have to offer: manual focus control, a more cinematic depth of field, macro shooting, optical zoom and iris control. You’ll receive a removable tripod mount so you can connect your camera to professional mounts and supports. Want night vision? Just take out the IR cut filter so you can see in the dark with any IR light source! Have a difficult lens? Use the adjustable flange distance feature to get the perfect results. The Ribcage modified camera is configured with a removable IR-cut filter for maximum versatility and easy cleaning of the filter and sensor if required. Note that the filter must be added when using the camera for the first time.

Package Includes:

  • 1x Ribcage AIR Mod Kit professionally installed on a Hero 4 Black camera
  • All manuals, accessories and cables included with the original product
  • 1x Original GoPro lens, prepared for use in the Ribcage.
  • 2x IR cut filter (15mm)
  • 1x IR cut filter holder / spacer
  • 1x Micro Allen key for adjusting the flange distance.
  • 1x packet of spare screws and L-keys and hardware
  • GoPro Battery

Not Included:

(x) Additional m12 or CS Lenses


Stock GoPro Hero 4 (With Battery): 85 grams
Stock GoPro Hero 4 (No Battery): 65 grams
RigCage Modifications (With Deep Socket m12 Mount & No Lens): +1 grams
RigCage Air GoPro (With Deep Socket & Battery, No Lens): 86 grams
Ribcage Air GoPro (With Deep Socket & No Battery, No Lens): 66 grams
Tripod Adapter: +10 grams
Normal m12 Adapter: +3g
CS-Mount (Includes Normal m12 Mount): +8 grams
C-Mount (Includes Normal m12 & CS Mount): +12 grams


Please choose below to include the m12 Extender or not.
This extra part is required to focus the majority of m12 aftermarket lenses.

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