Canyon introduced a new lens for one of its mirrorless cameras from the EOS R line. And from the outside this lens looks very special, because it includes two gentlemen side by side and is designed to create 3D or virtual reality content.
The lens in question is the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye and all the important specifications in relation to size or aperture of the diaphragm are already explained in its name. Likewise, the Canon lens comes with two lenses type fish eye, which are those that allow you to capture stereoscopic images that then give the three-dimensional effect in virtual reality viewers.
This lens allows recording in a maximum resolution of 8K (7680 x 4320 pixels) and is used in the Canon EOS R5 camera and one of the manufacturer’s requirements is that they be updated to firmware version 1.5.0 or higher, in addition to using the Canon EOS VR software, which is a paid service. And it is not clear yet if this lens is compatible with other models in the same series, such as the EOS R6.
Of course, this lens is geared toward content creators with more professional aspirations, and therefore the Dual Fisheye will not be cheap at $ 1,999 when it goes on sale in December. For those who already have the camera this may not be so expensive, but if someone wants to start from scratch, they will have to shell out more than $ 5,000 for both products.
Canon claims that this is the first interchangeable lens on the market (to date, at least) that can capture 3D content in 180 degrees and that makes it a much more versatile solution than cameras dedicated only to creating this type of images.