Arducam Zooming with Lens

  1. Where did you get the camera module(s)?
    Amazon (ASIN # B0BX6N6V98)

  2. Model number of the product(s)?
    Module 3, 12MP IMX708 75°(D) Autofocus Pi Camera V3
    SKU B0306

  3. What hardware/platform were you working on?
    Raspberry pi Zero

  4. Instructions you have followed. (link/manual/etc.)
    Arducam documentation

  5. Problems you were having?
    So i got this camera, and i wanted to be able to use it with a manual zoom function and external lens. My research got me to this product, (, that says it zooms up to 50m and so on. I bought it and just for testing, set it right up against the arducam module, and no matter the distance of the object to be recorded in front of the arducam, up to a few feet, the object would not come into focus. Overall, my idea is that I am trying to use this camera module along with a raspberry pi, to record when i work on circuit boards. The camera and the raspberry by themselves work perfectly, but the image capture distance is too far to notice the details of the board itself. I would like something that gives like a 4x ish magnification, and the distance between my headmount for the camera and the workstation is around 20 inches. Any advice on how to get it to work or what other lenses i should try buying would be appreciated.

  6. The dmesg log from your hardware?

  7. Troubleshooting attempts you’ve made?
    Hand tested with no luck.

  8. What help do you need?
    I pretty much summed it up above

I’m confuesd that B0306 can not work with this product, ( ).
I think I was stuck in the question cloud…