The edgertronic camera accepts Nikon F-mount lenses that have manual control of both focus and aperture. This includes:
- Manual (A, AI, AI-S, etc)
- Auto (all except E and G series)
E and G series lenses aren't supported since they lack manual aperture.
Keep in mind that the camera sensor is approximately APS-C size sensor and has about a zoom factor. This means a 50mm lens on the edgertronic will have the same field of view as a 100mm lens on a 35mm camera.
- Align white dot on lens (Aperture and Focus mark) with RED dot on lens mount.
- Push and rotate lens ~60' CCW until it locks.
- Push BLUE tab on lens mount toward camera body.
- Rotate lens ~60' CW
- Remove lens
Questions and Answers
What lens would work to video faces from 40 cm
You will need a wide angle lens. The Samyang 14m Ultra Wide Angle Lens is one option with a ~4x wider field of view.
The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 Lens with around ~2x wider field of view is another option.
As you increase frame rate, the edgertronic camera's max resolution may decrease, reducing the field of view. From a photographic sense, 40cm is too close for faces. The short distance causes exaggerated perspective effects like a big nose and small ears. When you talk to someone, you aren't 40cm away. 1m or more is best.