GoPro Max Lens Mod 2.0 announced for Hero12 Black: enables 177º 4K 60fps video

An image of the GoPro Max Lens Mod 2.0 for the Hero 12 Black
(Image credit: GoPro)

Alongside its latest action camera, the Hero 12 Black, GoPro has announced a new lens mod: Max Lens Mod 2.0. Combined with the 12 Black, this twist-on lens enables the widest field of view (FOV) currently available at 4K resolution, 60fps from a single camera. While the original Max Lens Mod captured a 155º FOV, the update expands this to an all-seeing 177º.

Getting into specifics, the Max Lens Mod 2 captures a 36 percent wider FOV for traditional 16:9 capture and a 48 percent taller FOV for vertical capture.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.