The original Gameboy Camera has a plastic length with fixed focal length of roughly 41mm (in full frame equivalence). For some kind of photography, it would be great to have a greater zoom. Also, a manual focus feature would be great to achieve some kind of background separation.
The online community is very active, and have worked on several lens type adaptation mods. The CS lens type is the most popular, as lenses are rather lightweight and small, approximately the same size as the Gameboy Camera eye.
First step is to 3D print the piece. I printed it in Carrefour Numérique’s fablab, which members and employees were very helpful. The piece was printed using PLA on a Ultimaker2+ printer, using 0.15 layer height, and mostly default settings. The printing took approximately one hour.
After putting back together the modded part with the original cartridge, and attaching a lens :
I bought two lenses :
- a 2.8-12mm lens (30-130mm equivalent) for 17€
- a 6-60mm lens (65-650mm equivalent) for 26€
For more pictures, see my gallery.