The outer protective lens of all GoPros till the GoPro Hero 7 Black are replaceable. But, things changed with the arrival of GoPro Hero 8 Black. Its protective lens is a permanent part of the camera and it can’t be replaced.

However, GoPro seems to have had second thoughts about this concept! Therefore, the company went back to having the outer lens replaceable on the latest GoPro Hero 12, 11, 10 and 9 cameras. Also, GoPro came up with an idea of a ultra wide-angle digital lens options – Max Lens Mod and Max Lens Mod 2.0.

If you are looking for a GoPro lens replacement but you don’t know which one is the right one for your GoPro, here you’ll find the answer you are looking for.

 

Max Lens Mod


Before we proceed with lens replacements, let me introduce you the newest lens options – Max Lens Mod and Max Lens Mod 2.0.

Max Lens Mod

Compatibility: Hero 11 Black, Hero 10 Black, Hero 9 Black

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  • Max HyperSmooth for unbreakable video stabilization up to 2.7K60
  • Ultra-wide angle 155° FOV for enhanced perspective and improved depth of field
  • Horizon lock keeps your videos on the horizontal axis, even if your camera rotates a...

The Max HyperSmooth feature delivers unparalleled video stabilization up to 2.7K60, making shaky footage a thing of the past. With an ultra-wide-angle 155° field of view, the camera enhances perspective and adds depth to your visuals. The Horizon Lock feature ensures that your videos maintain a stable horizontal axis, even when the camera rotates a full 360°, offering a pro-level filming experience.

The Max Timewarp function produces incredibly smooth TimeWarp videos, while the unit is waterproof up to 5 meters when mounted on your GoPro. Plus, installation and removal are a breeze with its tool-free design. Overall, this accessory covers all the bases for anyone looking to elevate their action camera experience.

Max Lens Mod 2.0

Compatibility: Hero 12 Black

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  • The must-have upgrade for HERO12 Black that transforms it into the ultimate POV...
  • Ultra wide-angle digital lens options up to a 177° field of view at stunning 4K60...
  • Max HyperSmooth delivers unbreakable video stabilization in all video modes

The Max Lens Mod 2.0 is a game-changing upgrade for the HERO 12 Black, elevating it to the pinnacle of POV cameras. It offers ultra-wide-angle digital lens options with an incredible 177° field of view at an impressive 4K60 resolution—making it the most expansive shot option in a HERO lineup.

Max HyperSmooth ensures rock-solid video stabilization across all modes, while the Vertical Capture feature enhances your FOV by up to 48% without the need for camera rotation or additional mounts. With protective caps and a cleaning cloth included in the package, this mod is a must-have for anyone looking to capture super-immersive footage on any adventure.

 

 

7 Best Wide Angle Lens Replacements


Here are the 7 best wide angle lens replacements available in the market for different GoPro models:

ParaPace Protective Lens Replacement for GoPro

ParaPace Lens Replacement for GoPro Hero 11/Hero 10/Hero 9 Black,UV Protective Glass Cover Action Camera Accessories Kits(Black)
  • 💙【HERO 11/10/9 LENS】This lens is perfectly compatible with GoPro hero...
  • 💙【UV LENS】This UV mirror can reduce the blue tone caused by ultraviolet rays...
  • 💙【SUPER PROTECTION】High-quality materials enable our lenses to have a longer...

Compatibility: Hero 12 Black, 11 Black, Hero 10 Black, Hero 9 Black

Made with high-quality materials, the ParaPace Protective Lens Replacement is the perfect alternative in case the GoPro lens is damaged. The HD flat glass design gives a new life to your camera and provides high quality shooting experience. Its installation is also pretty simple.

QKOO 15X Macro Lens Replacement

QKOO 15X Macro Lens for GoPro Hero 9 Black/Hero 10 11 12 Black Sport Action Camera Close-Up Filter for HERO9 HERO10 HERO11 HERO12 Black (Directly Replace The Standard Protective Lens On Your Camera)
  • 15X macro lens Close-Up filter, make your camera capture micro details in close range
  • Macro Lens allows you to capture extremely close up pictures and videos
  • Frame Material: Aviation Aluminum Alloy

Compatibility: Hero 12 Black, Hero 11 Black, Hero 10 Black, Hero 9 Black

The QKOO 15X macro lens close-up filter, specifically designed for GoPro Hero 11/10/9 Black, allows you to capture intricate details in close range. Made with aviation aluminum alloy and multilayer coated optical glass, this macro lens enables you to take stunningly close images and videos, elevating your GoPro photography experience.

NEEWER Upgraded Version 1.33x Anamorphic Lens

Compatibility: Hero 12 Black, Hero 11 Black, Hero 10 Black, Hero 9 Black

This high-quality lens replacement delivers clarity and vivid colors with its HD optical glass, multiple anti-reflective coatings, and CNC-machined frame. The 1.33x anamorphic squeeze creates a cinematic 2.40:1 aspect ratio, while the halo and flare effects add a dynamic touch to your footage. Easy to install and compatible with Hero 9/10/11 Black, this lens enhances your creative possibilities for platforms like TikTok, IG, and YouTube.

GoPro Protective Lens Replacement

ParaPace Protective Lens Replacement for GoPro Hero 7 Black Glass Cover Case Action Camera Accessories Kits(Black)
  • 💙【Perfect replacement lens】Are you still worried about your gopro 7 lens being...
  • 💙【Super protection】High-quality materials enable our lenses to have a longer...
  • 💙【1:1 real machine mold opening】Adopting go pro real machine 1:1 design, which...

Compatibility: Hero 7 Black

GoPro official accessory – the GoPro Protective Lens Replacement is identical to the original outer lens of your GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. It effectively shields the interior lens of your camera from dirt, dust and scratches. It is made with Corning Gorilla glass for exceptional strength. The flat design ensures that there’s no distortion while shooting underwater.

Danisse Protective Lens Replacement for GoPro

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  • [Protect the lens]: High-quality materials make our lenses have a longer service...
  • [Appropriate size]: 1:1 design with real machine, perfect match with your camera...
  • [Perfect backup lens]: With this lens, you can perfectly protect your lens from...

Compatibility: Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black, Hero 7 Black

This protective lens safeguards your camera’s lens with its high-quality materials, ensuring a longer lifespan and protection from dust, oil, water, and scratches. The 1:1 design fits seamlessly with your camera lens, while the lightweight, flat glass construction doesn’t compromise image quality, allowing you to capture stunning, realistic landscapes. Easy to carry and replace, it’s the perfect backup solution for your lens protection needs.

Bewinner Wide Angle Lens Replacement for GoPro

Wide Angle Lens, 170-Degree 1400w-pixel Action Camera Lens for Gopro Hero 4/3+ /3 Black Camera DV Lens Replacement Camera Accessory
  • Made of high quality material, which is solid, durable.
  • With broad perspective and vision, 170 degree ulrta-wide angle.
  • 1400w pixel, thread with red coating film. It is a great replacement for damaged,...

Compatibility: Hero 3+, Hero 4 (Silver/Black)

Built with high quality hard glass and tough metal, the Bewinner Wide Angle Lens Replacement for GoPro provides a 170 degree angle. It allows more of the scene to be included in the footage. With IR (Infra-red) Block, this lens performs really well during the day.

170 Degree Wide Angle Camera Lens Replacement

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Compatibility: Hero 3+, Hero 4 (Silver/Black)

The 170 Degree Wide Angle Camera Lens Replacement is another great replacement lens available for GoPro. This wide angle fisheye lens allows more of the scene to be included in the footage. It’s lightweight and super-sharp. Overall, a great replacement for damaged, cracked or dirty lens.

 

Why is Lens Replacement Required?


The lens cover is the square shaped glass window that acts as a protective layer over the main lens. It shields the interior camera lens from dirt, dust and scratches. However, sometimes you need to replace the lens of your GoPro camera if the existing one is scratched or cracked. The replacement lens covers for GoPros are easily available in the market. So, scratching the lens cover doesn’t mean you have to replace the whole camera. You can just buy a new lens cover and your GoPro will function perfectly.

Protective Lens replacement for GoPro

 

How To Replace The GoPro Lens Cover


To replace the lens port cover of your GoPro, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Create a Small Gap Between Lens Port and Camera Body: Do it by slightly pulling the cover off the body so that there’s just a millimetre or so gap.
  2. Twist the Lens Cover Off: Now, just twist the lens cover a quarter turn in either direction.
  3. Reverse the Same Process to Install New Lens Cover: To install the new lens cover, slip it on the GoPro with the cover rotated a quarter. Now, push the cover back towards the camera’s body firmly, and rotate the lens cover back into place.

As a camera designed to be used in adventurous and extreme environments, the GoPro is often exposed to conditions that can cause scratches and damage to its body and screen. To protect your GoPro from these potential hazards, it is important to use a protective case and screen protectors. A protective case can help prevent scratches, bumps, and other types of damage to the camera’s body, while also providing added grip and stability when holding the camera.

A screen protector can help safeguard the camera’s delicate screen from scratches, smudges, and other types of damage that can impair the camera’s functionality and the quality of your footage. By investing in these protective accessories, you can help ensure that your GoPro remains in top condition, providing you with high-quality and reliable footage for all your adventures.

GoPro Protective Lens Replacement

 

Do You Need a Lens Protector?


Instead of suffering from poor quality footage with your GoPro due to scratchy or dirty exterior lens, it’s a good idea to replace it with one of the above-mentioned replacement lenses for GoPro (depending upon which model you own).

However, you should make sure to install the new lens cover in dry conditions, like an air-conditioned room. Otherwise, you may risk trapping humid air in there which might cause the lens to fog up.

 

 

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