Canon releases double fisheye lens outputting VR video directly.
Canon releases the most peculiar lens in history, double fisheye design can directly output VR video.
On Oct. 06, Canon released the most peculiar lens in history— dual 5.2mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, which can be used for 180° 8K VR video shooting with Canon EOS R5 .
It is reported that the two fisheye lenses are 60mm apart and have two sets of electromagnetic iris control units. Users can install the rear ND filter to use, and the lens only supports manual focus. The closest shooting distance is 0.2m.
Canon uses Oculus Quest2 as a potential hardware platform and stated that it will be “the world’s first interchangeable lens that can capture stereoscopic 3D 180° VR images to a single image sensor . “
At the same time, Canon will also release the new 1.5.0 firmware and Premiere Pro plug-in for EOS R5, a separate file conversion program called EOS VR Utility, etc., as a complete set of EOS-VR system for users to subscribe to. However, from the official presentation, this lens will inevitably capture itself, so a certain amount of cropping is indispensable for post-processing.
It is reported that this lens will go on sale in late December at a price of 275,000 yen, which is about US$2,155 . Although it looks expensive, a single lens is much cheaper than a complete set of professional VR cameras on the market.
The one-camera dual-camera solution can also be more convenient to control than some dual-camera dual-camera M43 camera solutions, and The picture quality is even better.
Canon releases double fisheye lens outputting VR video directly