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-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens Patent

There is a new Canon patent filed and it is related to the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens. As you might guess this lens will be designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras. See the patent details below.

[Publication number] JP 2021-162822 (P2021-162822A)
[Publication date] October 11, 2021
[Patent application title] Optical system and imaging device

Embodiment 1

  • Focal length: 18.53-43.65
  • F value: 4.54-6.50
  • Half angle of view: 33.78-17.38
  • Image height: 12.40-13.66
  • Overall length: 92.00-83.05
  • Back focus: 30.20-51.20

Embodiment 2

  • Focal length: 20.01-43.64
  • F value: 4.60-6.50
  • Half angle of view: 31.79-17.38
  • Image height: 12.40-13.66
  • Overall length: 90.65-80.61
  • Back focus: 32.94-50.55

Via: Asobinet

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


Press Release

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New Canon Patent : RF 28-70mm f/2.8L Lens

A new Canon patent application spotted by asobinet.com that discusses optical formulas for a RF 28-70mm f/2.8L lens. The Canon RF Lens is a RF 28-70mm f/2.8L with inner focusing and that does not extend might be in the works.

The lens is indeed described to be shorter at the telephoto end (emphasis mine) in both embodiment:

  • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
  • Focal length 28.84 36.81 67.90
  • F number 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (°) 32.68 29.23 17.67
  • Image height 18.50 20.60 21.64
  • Lens total length 117.09 109.31 101.58
  • BF 9.99 13.47 21.59
  • Focal length 28.84 37.17 67.90
  • F number 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (°) 32.65 28.90 17.67
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64
  • Lens total length 132.62 122.81 111.18
  • BF 21.92 26.79 39.84

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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New Patent : Canon RF 16-30mm f/4-5.6 Lens

New Canon patents published for the Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.. This Canon lens is the RF 16-30mm f/4-5.6 Lens.

Canon is working hard on the wide angle zoom models with good optical quality. Canon RF 16-30mm f/4-5.6 Lens will be one of them and we hope to see it in mass production. Here are the details :

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Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens now in Stock at Amazon

The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens is now in stock at Amazon, and it will be soon in stock at B&H and Adorama.

The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens is a highly portable option for EOS R series camera users from professionals to advanced amateurs shooting sports, wildlife, photojournalism, aviation subjects and more, providing a wide zoom range from medium telephoto to super telephoto, with high quality results. Great telephoto zoom lens for Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6.

Best Canon RF Lenses

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens: $2,699 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

  • High Performance L-series versatile Super-Telephoto Zoom RF Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5 stops of Shake Correction
  • High Speed, Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus with Dual Nano USM
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 2.95′ (0.9m)
  • 12 pin Communication System
  • Dust and Weather-resistant with Fluorine Coating
  • One Super UD and Six UD Lens
  • Zoom Focal Length: Focal Length: 100-500mm
  • Lens Type: Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Image Stabilization: Yes (IS)

Pre-Order : Canon EOS R3 for $5,999, RF 16mm for $299, & RF100-400mm for $649

Canon EOS R3 now available for pre-order. Also the new  and   is also available for pre-order. Here are the links to major stores.  Best Canon RF Lenses

Canon EOS R3 pre-order at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Lens – Pre-order at Amazon/B&H/Adorama

RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Lens – Pre-order at Amazon/B&H/Adorama

New Canon Accessories

Canon DM-E1D Stereo Microphone: $299 at B&HAdorama.

Canon ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter: $119 at B&HAdorama.

Canon AD-P1 Smartphone Adapter: $69 at B&HAdorama.

Canon ER-hE Eyecup: $48 at B&HAdorama.

Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter: $39.99 at B&HAdorama.

Canon EW-65C Lens Hood:$29.99 at B&HAdorama.

The Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is scheduled to be available in November 2021 . The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM will be available in September for $649. The release date for the 16mm F2.8 STM will be in late September.

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