Canon has unveiled for the first time a dual-lens 3D shooting lens for professional cameras with interchangeable lenses that can shoot 180 degrees without the need for multiple cameras. Although Canon is not known for its unexpected surprises, it now brings an exciting product to the world of cameras and camcorders with the large dual-lens lens it has introduced, allowing EOS R5 camera owners. Take 180-degree virtual reality (VR) video. It also counts with the ability to record 180-degree VR video for cameras with interchangeable lenses. Many cameras have been introduced before that have 3D video capability, but none use professional camera lenses such as the Canon EOS R5.
The design of this lens, especially for the EOS R5 with 8K sensor, is that it can capture high-resolution VR videos in formats such as Canon Log 3 for high dynamic range, and Optimal aperture of f/2.8 also makes it possible to shoot in low light.
According to Canon, the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye is part of the new IOS VR System suite It includes software called EOS VR Utility and an EOS VR plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro. High quality dual cameras with two lenses and the ability to synchronize these two angles of view and their files are interdependent.
RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye manual focus also has the settings of a professional lens. The lens also has a special coating to prevent fading and blurring of the image, as well as complete insulation for different weather conditions. There's also an ND filter holder on the back of the lens that allows you to continue shooting in bright light conditions. Which video producers will do with it. Video makers, however, need to have enough money to make this lens, as the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye will be available from December for 2099. The amount, although high, is still acceptable for recording high quality VR videos with this lens and EOS R5 camera.
But Canon's decision to build a 180-degree VR lens for mirrorless cameras is both intriguing and confusing. There is no doubt that this stream can make the process of making VR videos easier, but there are still many questions about the demand for this type of video.
Four years ago, Google tried unsuccessfully to make 180-degree VR video in VR180 format. And bring the now-closed Daydream platform into the mainstream of filmmaking. Some VR180 compact cameras, such as the LG and Lenovo products, were developed, but these cameras were quickly phased out, leaving the VR180 format without the proper hardware support. It is also possible, and on the other hand, 180-degree videos are much more practical from a narrative point of view than 360-degree videos. 360-degree video is an ideal choice for acting, but the director is not allowed to control the narrative, and it faces major challenges such as the need to hide light and behind-the-scenes equipment.
Combination of 5.2mm f RF lens /2.8L Dual Fisheye and the Canon EOS R5 camera, which has a full-frame sensor with 8K video recording capability, will probably make it possible to make spectacular videos at the desired resolution.
But the question remains whether it is welcomed Is it less than 180 degree videos due to lack of quality content or people do not want to be deprived of the real world while watching movies? What's clear is that Canon has built this new 3D lens and the Canon VR app based on needs, so we'll have to wait and see exactly what content creators will do with it.
Although the RF 5.2mm f lens /2.8L Dual Fisheye may initially be used in the world of edgy video tutorials, but maybe one day we'll see 180-degree VR movies like Half-Life: Alyx.
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Source: Tech Radar