Canon fisheye lens
F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens is a revolutionary new lens that drives Canon’s EOS VR system and is a breakthrough solution to many challenges plaguing VR filmmakers for years. For VR shooting, alignment and synchronization of multiple cameras are required. Also, the captured images are written as separate files on separate cards. However, VR content can be created with one lens. With RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens, you can take stereoscopic images of 3D180°VR with one sensor. With the Oculus Quest 2 as a vacation spot, Canon says, “This is the world’s foremost digital switchable lens that can grab stereoscopic 3D 180°VR photos in one image sensor.”
Canon EOS VR System
This high-quality L-Series RF mount lens, combined with the EOS R5, allows shooting at up to 8K DCI resolution, 30fps, and 10bit color depth, providing high detail and color reproducibility.
Innovative lens design for easy imaging
The Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE is a dual front fisheye lens with an ultra-wide field of view of 190 degrees. With Canon’s advanced lens design, two images are projected onto a single camera sensor to achieve perfect alignment and synchronization directly from the camera. It is easier to set up VR than a system with two cameras.
Also, capturing two images with one sensor means that the two images have the same performance. You can avoid subtle differences such as image quality and exposure that are problematic with the other two sensor systems. In addition, fine-grained control of the two EMD units ensures constant sensor exposure and reduces the grading and expertise required for left and right image output in post-production.
The compact lens has a foldable optical design with a baseline distance of 60mm and a natural look. Designed for use with cameras compatible with VR systems such as Canon EOS R5, it combines portability and familiarity with EOS systems.
So, what’s this strange new lens? What’s the purpose?
The Canon RF 5.2mm F / 2.8L is designed for recording virtual reality. It is known as the world’s best and first functional digital dual lens that can manage 3D 180°VR pictures on a single image detector. In other words, a twin fisheye lens provides two frames that cover a large field of view as a whole. Once processed, this image will turn into a single 180-degree image with the right tools.
For filmmakers who prefer to travel and make the kit smaller, Canon has worked hard to provide products with excellent forms, weatherproof, very good F/2.8 inputs, and most importantly, an integrated filter system. Inside Canon. The latter can use ND (Neutral Density Filter) during recording, important for sensitive video photographers.
This single lens, combined with an EOS R5 camera, provides the ability to deliver a single file. Traditional VR systems capture 3D scenes with two fisheye lenses, record them to two cameras, and burn two files, providing a powerful and convenient solution. It can solve multi-camera positioning, multi-lens synchronization, image stitching, audio synchronization, and encoding, saving time and effort behind the camera and post-production.
Stereoscopic 3D video
The 5.2mm fisheye lenses are positioned at 60mm intervals on the left and right to achieve a distance between the pupils close to human vision. This makes it possible to achieve a powerful immersive feeling like you were in a movie or still image shooting scene. You can also use the corresponding head-mounted display to change the viewing angle and look around in the recorded scene.
Streamline your 180°VR workflow
The newly developed EOS VR SYSTEM uses a Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens for a single sensor camera. It does not require lens alignment, so only one file is created with the left and right images completely synchronized. This allows Canon software and plug-ins to accurately convert the captured double-circular fisheye lens to standard 180°VR format for editing on Adobe Premiere Pro and viewing on VR headsets.
While this is generally one of the more complicated and time-consuming jobs in developing VR content, Canon’s new effective EOS VR Utility application and EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro creates it effortless to transform images from dual circular fisheye images to more easily understandable side-by-side isosceles 180°VR formats4. With these solutions, you can easily process video and still images and export them in 3,5 different resolutions and (professional) codecs.
This RF 5.2mm F2.8 L with Dual Fisheye Lens, as its title implies, comes with two lenses at 60mm intervals. This lens can be used to create virtual reality (VR) content and can capture up to 8K images.
The two lenses perform together to deliver a parallax outcome, which can be employed to produce 180-degree 3DVR images. This lens can be attached to the EOS R5, probably the only camera, to “take advantage of the camera’s 8K recording function. When mounted on an EOS R5 camera equipped with compatible firmware, it seamlessly reproduces 8K virtual reality images. It is possible to take from conventional to stereoscopic photography simply by changing the lens.