Canon has introduced what’s simply the oddest glass but for its EOS R mirrorless digicam system: a twin 5.2mm f/2.8 fisheye. The fisheye lenses are 60mm aside and are designed for creating 3D VR photographs and video content material; Canon calls out the Oculus Quest 2 as a possible {hardware} vacation spot and says that is “the world’s first digital interchangeable lens that can capture stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery to a single image sensor.”

The lens can be utilized to shoot as much as 8K footage on the EOS R5, which seems to be the one digicam it’ll work with. Canon is releasing a 1.5.0 firmware replace for the R5 in addition to a Premiere Professional plug-in and a standalone file conversion app known as EOS VR Utility. Canon calls this mix the EOS VR System and will probably be making the software program out there on a subscription foundation.

The lens will value $1,999, whereas the EOS R5 sells for $3,899. That’s a dear mixture, however not an excessive amount of greater than some devoted VR cameras just like the Insta360 Professional 2, and Canon’s answer ought to be much more versatile. The lens and software program will each be launched in December.


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