CPL for B1W dashcam available now!

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CPL-filter is already on sale: Original CPL Circular Polarizing Filter Lens Cover For Blueskysea B1W Dashcamera on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/312204385723
 

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#22
I will pass as i am using my B1W as a cabin cam, and no CPL needed for that.

But new filter look good (y)
 
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Any idea on where and when we'll be able to purchase these? I am assuming it will be a while before test videos come out due to shipping times.
Will be available on Amazon, and just wait for a few days more!
 

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Interested in to test and make a review with pictures and videos. If anyone don't have time or will refuse at last, I will do it for them :)

I send a PM just in case any last unit become avaible.

Thanks for this great upgrade :)
 
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Any idea on where and when we'll be able to purchase these? I am assuming it will be a while before test videos come out due to shipping times.
I was expecting the same, eBay said it would take a month in shipping- but mine actually landed in my mailbox today! :D
@estore009 shipped these out FAST! (y)(y)


We have company over, so I won’t have time to really test things for a few days... but the initial results look very promising!


Initial quick quick reactions:
They are made out of aluminum, and nicely machined! I was expecting plastic, so this was a nice surprise.

The fit is a simple press-fit, snug over the outer part of the B1W lens, and it seems plenty secure.

The polarizer is thin enough that you can install it without removing the B1W from your windshield. It is much more convenient to remove the camera first though, as it is easier to see how it aligns.

In addition, the thin depth should be good news for anyone with the B1W in a tight space- it still leaves plenty of clearance against the windshield.

The polarizer appears to be machined symmetrical, however, the B1W is tapered toward the ends. This means that if you press the polarizer on all the way, it will sit crooked on the camera. Instead, to keep the filter glass parallel, you have to push it on straight until just the inner side makes contact, leaving a small gap on the outer side. Not a big deal, but perhaps the machining could be adjusted (different on the two sides) for future production to make installation more foolproof.

Based on the attachment mechanism, my gut feeling is that you probably wouldn’t want to remove and reinstall this repeatedly. So I’m going to have to see what it does to the video quality at night.

So far, I’ve only just looked at the app while sitting in my driveway, and I didn’t have full sun on the car. But the reduction in glare is immediately noticeable. It’s a huge improvement. I did notice a small drop in sharpness, but I bet the dramatic reduction in glare will more than make up for it.


Thanks again to @estore009 for developing and sending these out!
More to come in a few days...
 
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I was expecting the same, eBay said it would take a month in shipping- but mine actually landed in my mailbox today! :D
@estore009 shipped these out FAST! (y)(y)


We have company over, so I won’t have time to really test things for a few days... but the initial results look very promising!


Initial quick quick reactions:
They are made out of aluminum, and nicely machined! I was expecting plastic, so this was a nice surprise.

The fit is a simple press-fit, snug over the outer part of the B1W lens, and it seems plenty secure.

The polarizer is thin enough that you can install it without removing the B1W from your windshield. It is much more convenient to remove the camera first though, as it is easier to see how it aligns.

In addition, the thin depth should be good news for anyone with the B1W in a tight space- it still leaves plenty of clearance against the windshield.

The polarizer appears to be machined symmetrical, however, the B1W is tapered toward the ends. This means that if you press the polarizer on all the way, it will sit crooked on the camera. Instead, to keep the filter glass parallel, you have to push it on straight until just the inner side makes contact, leaving a small gap on the outer side. Not a big deal, but perhaps the machining could be adjusted (different on the two sides) for future production to make installation more foolproof.

Based on the attachment mechanism, my gut feeling is that you probably wouldn’t want to remove and reinstall this repeatedly. So I’m going to have to see what it does to the video quality at night.

So far, I’ve only just looked at the app while sitting in my driveway, and I didn’t have full sun on the car. But the reduction in glare is immediately noticeable. It’s a huge improvement. I did notice a small drop in sharpness, but I bet the dramatic reduction in glare will more than make up for it.


Thanks again to @estore009 for developing and sending these out!
More to come in a few days...
How long did it take from shipping to arriving?
 
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How long did it take from shipping to arriving?
Normally 7~15days for delivery to the USA!
Yep! Of course for things traveling this far, the time zone differences can change things a bit... I bought a handful of extra mounting feet as well, so I made that purchase on eBay at about 11pm on Aug 1, and by 3am on Aug 9, the package was at my local post office. So it was less than 8 days total! (y)
 

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