Method of attaching to xiaomi Yi.
Entaniya Fisheye lens is made with the assumption that the mount is M12/P0.5 and the sensor size is 1/2.3-1/1.7.
Action camera xiaomi Yi’s sensor size is 1/2.3 and lens mount is M12/P0.5. Therefore, attaching Entaniya Fisheye to xiaomi Yi is possible. (Some modification required)
Attaching Entaniya lens to xiaomi Yi.
Reference video of attaching.
Explanation of attaching Entaniya lens to xiaomi Yi.
Vertically cut the frame supporting lens with a nipper.
Also cut the platform of the lens which is integrated with front panel.
It can be cut easily if you stick the edge of the nipper into the gap.
Next, remove the burrs so that the part you cut off becomes flat.
It became flat.
Hold the lens with pliers and turn the camera counterclockwise.
The lens was successfully taken off.
Next, we’ll insert Entaniya Fisheye.
Don’t screw the lens in to the end yet but just rotate it around 5 or 6 times and then connect with HDMI cable to a monitor. After connecting, screw in the lens while paying attention to the focus of the lens and making sure it will be accurate.
By fastening tape around axis of the lens once, you can fix the lens in place easily. However, don’t fasten and tighten the tape around too much.
Xiaomi Yi and 360° VR footage.
Xiaomi Yi is different from other action cameras since it doesn’t have much image processing such as noise reduction. Because of this, clear footage can be taken and it’s suitable for taking VR.
However, if you shoot by aspect ratio 4:3, resolution will be really low. That’s why you absolutely must shoot by 16 : 9. With 220° and 250° lenses, this means that you have to shoot by lining 3 cameras into a triangle – this allows you to create 360° VR footage. In case you’re using 280° lens, you can shoot by Back to Back.
In case you are shooting with a triangle of 3 cameras, resolution will be 3400 × 1700. If you shoot with Back to Back, resolution will be 2600 × 1300.
Sample of shooting with Entaniya Fisheye : xiaomi Yi.
For technical reasons, the size of the samples isn’t the actual size of the pictures. Please check the image details to confirm the quality of each photo.
When shot by viewing angle 4 : 3, image circle will be fit like in the sample below.