HermannSW wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:47 pm
I did it -- although I only have one v2 camera, I did remove its lens, did cut notch into M12 lens mount with Dremmel, screwed it on v2 camera module and put in f6.0mm 65° lens.
While you can buy cheap v1 NoIR cameras with M12 lens mount and lens and therefore don't need to connect the M12 mount to your v2 board yourself as described, I am not aware of v2 cameras sold with M12 mount.
If you have a Raspberry v2 camera, want to play with M12 mount lenses and don't want to do what I described, there is an alternative. You can buy a 15$ free shipping imx129 with M12 mount and M12 lens to start with:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1418635
This is how it gets mounted on your existing v2 board after you removed your existing imx219 sensor:
After having done this, you can replace the 160° M12 lens with any M12 lens you want to use.
The most difficult part was definitely to unscrew the existing v2 camera lens -- not sure whether it would be possible to put back. But what I have seen sofar with M12 mount lenses there is no reason to go back.
There is another way to get back to imx219 sensor with small builtin lens as the original v2 camera. And the replacement lens can be used while M12 mount is still in place, allowing for quick switch between original lens and M12 lens sensor:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5#p1415353