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Capture 5.3K video with any Micro Four Thirds lens on Insta360 One R

5.3K video with Micro Four Thirds lenses on Insta360 One R
5.3K video with Micro Four Thirds lenses on Insta360 One R

How would you like to capture videos with a telephoto lens or shallow depth of field in 5.3K?   How about macro shots of insects?  You can, with Micro Four Thirds lenses (or C-Mount lenses) on your Insta360 One R with the new Ribcage Mod Kit for One R.

Insta360 One R, the only modular 360 camera that converts to a 4K camera, is now even more versatile.   Back-Bone Gear, makers of ribcage mods for GoPro, has announced Ribcage Mods for Insta360 One R 1-inch mod and 4K mod that allow you to attach Micro Four Thirds lenses or C-mount lenses to your One R.  You can even use other types of lenses with a suitable Micro Four Thirds adapter (sorry, Sony E-mount is not possible).

Please note the field of view will be narrower from the standard field of view of a Micro Four Thirds lens.  The Micro Four Thirds crop factor is 2X, while the One R’s 1-inch mod crop factor is 2.7X.  A normal 25mm lens on Micro Four Thirds (50mm full frame equivalent) will be around 67.5mm full frame equivalent on a 1-inch sensor.

The kit includes an IR filter and an aluminum mounting bracket that has 1/4-20 tripod holes on the top, bottom, and side.   The MFT and C-Mounts are interchangeable on this kit.

Please note that you will need to disassemble your 1-inch mod and this will require some skill, and will void your warranty.

The kit is $249 for the 1-inch mod and $189 for the 4K mod, and are available on Back-Bone’s website.

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