Wed. May 18th, 2022

Canon has just created a new type of camera lens tailored for AR and VR content. After seeing the gradual increase in demand for augmented reality and virtual reality applications, Canon has unveiled the world’s first dual, RF – mounted fisheye lens that is part of the system they call EOS VR.

The ultimate purpose of this advanced camera is to bring a more hassle-free way to create such content by simplifying the workflow. It will also eliminate the problems associated with current VR recording systems without compromising the quality we all have with full-frame mirrorless cameras.

RF5.2 mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye manual lens

This one of a kind RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye manual lens can be mounted on Canon 8K compatible EOS R5 camera and it goes by the name “RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye manual lens.” It has two cute little eye-like lenses mounted on each side. The distance is exactly 60 mm to replicate the human interpapillary distance.

This gives the equation a precise parallax effect for creating VR / AR content, the lens projects two circular images on the camera’s 45MP sensor, and it comes with 190-degree shooting support. That means stereoscopic 180-degree 3D content. The recorded content is automatically stitched and converted into 3D VR videos that can be exported directly with the compatible software tool.

Niche features unique to the lens system

Dual lenses mean a ring that focuses them both at once, and they can be fine-tuned to synchronize with an Allen screw. Then there is the feature to control flare and ghosting that way on Canon L RF glass. It also gets dust and water repellent seal for protection.

All of this advanced shooting has a steep price tag of $ 1,999 for the lens alone. Add another $ 3,899 to the R5 camera if you do not own it. So we’re looking at a total price of $ 5,898 to get creative with VR / AR content. Another thing to consider is that R5 can only record 8K content for only 20 minutes due to overheating restrictions. To overcome this problem, spend an additional $ 1,500 on the external Ninja V + RAW recorder!

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