First Footage From Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens

Canon shows first footage from its unusual RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens. The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens is the world’s first digital interchangeable lens that captures stereoscopic 180° images onto a single image sensor for processing in virtual reality (VR) software.

The RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens will be available in early 2022 for $1,999 at B&HAdorama.

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Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens in Short Supply

Canon adds the new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens to its list of products with a supply issue.

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens: $1,999 at B&HAdorama.

[Applicable products]

・ RF 5.2mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE

・ RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 IS USM

・ RF 100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM

・ RF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM

・ RF 600mm F4 L IS USM

・ Ring type tripod mount E (B)

・ RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM

・ EOS R3

・ Eye cup ER-h

・ Eye cup ER-hE

・ Strap ER-L1

・ RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM

・ RF16mm F2.8 STM

・ Lens hood EW-65C

・ Multi-accessory shoe adapter AD-E1

・ Speedlight transmitter ST-E10

・ Multi-accessory shoe directional stereo microphone DM-E1D

・ Multi-accessory shoe Smartphone link adapter AD-P1

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens now Available for Pre-order

The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. The US price is $1,999.

Pre-order links:

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens: $1,999 at B&HAdorama.

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Key Features:

  • Dual Fisheye lenses for 180° VR stereoscopic capture and 190-degree field of view
  • Compact, lightweight design with f/2.8 aperture
  • Two UD elements per lens
  • Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC)
  • Precisely synchronised and controlled EMD units

Key features EOS VR SYSTEM:

  • Simplified 180° VR setup and capture in a compact form
  • Professional grade image quality, with 8K file size output
  • A single image file enables an efficient workflow in post-production
  • EOS VR Utility3,4 simplifies image conversion
  • EOS VR Plug-in3,4 integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro


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Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Announced : Price $1,999

Canon today officially announced the new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens. The US price is $1,999 and it will be released in late December 2021.

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Key Features:

  • Dual Fisheye lenses for 180° VR stereoscopic capture and 190-degree field of view
  • Compact, lightweight design with f/2.8 aperture
  • Two UD elements per lens
  • Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC)
  • Precisely synchronised and controlled EMD units

Key features EOS VR SYSTEM:

  • Simplified 180° VR setup and capture in a compact form
  • Professional grade image quality, with 8K file size output
  • A single image file enables an efficient workflow in post-production
  • EOS VR Utility3,4 simplifies image conversion
  • EOS VR Plug-in3,4 integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro

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Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L USM Lens Coming Next

It is now confirmed by Nokishita that the next RF Lens coming from Canon will be the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L USM Lens. The details and announcement date is still unknown at the time of writing.

At the moment we only know that the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L lens will be a dual fisheye VR lens (for virtual reality).

The full lens moniker is Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye.

It seems that Canon is entering VR with the EOS R system and this is definitely an interesting development for RF lenses.

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