Canon has just announced a great first: a dual lens that can shoot 180-degree stereoscopic images for virtual reality. This is a much smaller and more convenient solution than current dual camera systems.
Virtual reality is enjoying unprecedented success, and Canon seems determined to enter this new niche. The brand has just launched the first lens to shoot clips for virtual reality on a single. The RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye mounts directly to the Canon camera R5, a much more compact solution than the current alternatives.
To appear in three dimensions, the scenes must be stereoscopic, in other words filmed with two lenses offset to reproduce the difference between. This means that the solutions for filming for the integrate two cameras, and the images must then be synchronized during editing. With this new lens, the image is directly recorded on a unique, eliminating the step of synchronization.
Introducing the new 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye RF lens that allows you to shoot for virtual reality. © Canon
A lens limited to a single camera model
The RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye features two fisheye lenses with aof 190 °, offset by 60 millimeters to reproduce the pupillary distance. It is only compatible with one , but does not require any special handling. EOS R5 users will now be able to switch from standard photography to VR180 3D by simply by changing the objective.
The 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye RF lens will be available at the end of December at a price of 2,199.99 euros, a very affordable price for professional equipment, compared to 4,500 euros for the purchase of the naked EOS R5 camera. .. Canon also announced its own EOS VR Utility software as well as afor Adobe Premiere Pro.