Canon launches a 3D VR lens: the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye

Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has announced its first 3D virtual reality lens, the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye – a revolutionary stereoscopic 180° VR lens for video and stills, aimed at everything from the healthcare and manufacturing industries to filmmakers and VR content creators. 

Currently compatible exclusively with the Canon EOS R5 (though firmware may bring functionality to bodies like the Canon EOS R6 in the future), the Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye focuses on professional-level 8K image quality to deliver the most immersive and realistic experiences possible. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.