The RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye (RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye) is a dual lens product for the EOS VR system designed for shooting virtual reality contents announced by Canon. This lens, which takes the form of two fisheye lenses in a row, can shoot 180-degree images equivalent to 8K when attached to the mirrorless camera EOS R5. The lenses are arranged at intervals of 60mm to fit the width of the human eye, and natural parallax can be obtained when shooting virtual reality images.
This product has unique features only for dual lenses, such as a ring and a mechanism for adjusting the left and right focus with a hexagon wrench to align two lenses at the same time. In addition, it is more compact than it looks, so it is not too big compared to the Canon 35mm f1.8 lens.
EOS VR Utility, a dedicated software, and EOS VR plug-in software for Adobe Premiere Pro are provided for a fee. Using these applications, you can convert common format images taken into a format for VR.
According to Canon, for example, it can shoot three-dimensional virtual reality images such as weddings, sports, education, and other events. In addition, it is possible to record videos full of realism even when used at the press site. Since the two lenses are in one, the operation in the production process is simple compared to the dual cameras used in high-end production sites. Data storage is also a dual camera method, so there are often two files in the end, but the EOS VR system can be edited or saved as one file, so it can be more convenient in terms of data management and storage. Related information can be found here.