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mariachi
(@michael-mariachera1-net)
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27/06/2020 10:47 am  

Dear fellow RacingCube fans,

I'd like to share my experiance with upgrading the original Vive fresnel lenses with Samsung Gear VR glas lenses.

Unfortunately I've got scratches on my original Vive lenses, so I had to think how to fix it. While searching the internet I found some interesting tutorials for a "lens upgrade"

As I'm always open to adaptions / improvements I went to go that way.

Those are the threads I mainly used

 

Lense-adapter STL File for 3D print: (use the correct one!)

"https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2837804"

 

More info about lense swap tutorial on Reddit:

"https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/8c4ggr/gear_vr_lens_mod_for_the_htc_vive_review_and_guide/"

 

Software to adapt viewgeometry and guide

"https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/86uwsf/gearvr_to_vive_lens_adapters/dwdigxa/"

 

Some experiances / tipps from my side:

For cleaning use a camera air dust blower - ~10€

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For the lens swap attach the head set upside down (i.e. at the ceiling)

I used a guitar plectrum to remove the original lenses

Clean the lenses well before installing

Avoid any dust, you will see everything

As I do not own a 3D printer, I checked out some 3D print groups on facebook and got the adapters for ~10€

I bought a used Samsung GEAR VR model 324 for 20€

 

How is the result:

There is NO higher resolution

The glas lenses do have a more clear view than the fresnel ones, see pics

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There will be a small barrel effect, you will see it if you have a flat element in 3D like the Steam or game menue and you move your head. But it not disturbing or visible in 3D enviroments like playing in a game.

Less ghost lights

 

If I had to replace my Vive, I would upgrade to GEAR VR lenses again.

 

Michael

 

 

 

Never loose - win or learn


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Steffen
(@slaze_xe)
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29/06/2020 7:29 pm  

That is great thank you! Does the upgrade improve the glare in the original lenses? I can take the screen door effect, but i hate the glare coming from some models.

Steffen Hansen | CEO | FaseTech


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mariachi
(@michael-mariachera1-net)
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Posts: 49
29/06/2020 7:45 pm  

Hi Steffen,

this are glas lenses with a smooth surface on both sides, The glare from reflections of the original fresnel grooves disappears.

A bit stray light can be spotted, but from my point of view it's way better. Let's give it a try, you can  turn back to the original ones, but I doubt you will.

Or you visit austria an try my one. 👍 

Michael

Never loose - win or learn


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JMB-3D
(@jmb-3d)
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Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 105
17/08/2020 5:57 am  

This is a good mod which has been around for many years, be careful as you can damage the HMD when removing the Lens, 

I done the mod when i first got a Vive Pro, i can confirm it does improve the view. 😀 

My Rig - Fasetech Racing Cube Simulator (4DOF)
Vive Pro, Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING Motherboard, Intel Core i9-7900X CPU
Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUAL OC 11GB ,
Fanatec Cs Elite wheel, v1.5 Shifter, Hand brake, He Pro Pedals, Carbon fibre bucket seat, Wind Sim, WAITING ON...Pimax 8KX VR


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