The Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR is a manual focus, electronic aperture lens and dual optical systems solution for capturing stereoscopic 3D 180° images to a single sensor when paired with compatible EOS R cameras. Key features include:
Dual optical systems for stereoscopic 3D images
190° field of view to a single full-frame image sensor
Compatible with EOS R5 (firmware v1.5.0 or later), R5 C, or R6 Mark II
EOS VR Utility software required for most applications
3D 180° VR Capture. Designed for use with the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera, or Canon EOS R6 Mark II running the latest firmware, this lens gives you the ability to create an immersive 3D experience. When captured imagery is viewed on compatible head mount displays such as the Oculus Quest 2 and more, a viewer can feel like they are a part of the story that you create. With stereoscopic 3D 180° VR, your audience can see life-like depth and look around the viewing environment. The lens features a beautifully engineered and optimized folded optical design, with separate left and right optical systems.
VR with Ease. Pairing this one lens to an EOS R5 camera provides you with the ability to deliver a single file. This lets you create a powerful and convenient solution compared to traditional VR systems that capture a 3D scene with two separate fisheye lenses, recorded to two separate cameras, which write two separate files. This saves you time and effort behind the camera and in post-production by helping to solve issues such as multi-camera positioning, multi-lens syncing, image stitching, audio syncing, encoding, and more.
Canon’s EOS VR System. Canon’s EOS VR System is comprised of this lens plus an EOS R5 camera with updated firmware and subscription-based software, either the Canon EOS VR Utility (which requires a paid subscription) or EOS VR plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro.
Dual-Synchronized Electro-Magnetic Diaphragm. Each of the left and right fisheye lenses have their own optical system, including separate but coordinated aperture mechanisms. Together they seamlessly and simultaneously control the exposure of both lenses, so setting your aperture is the same process as with any other RF lenses.
L-Series Lens Elements. Engineered with 12 elements in 10 groups and highlighted by two ultra-low dispersion glass elements and prisms in both the left and right lenses, this lens delivers impressive color and clarity with minimal chromatic aberration. Featuring dual 5.2mm fisheye lenses positioned with 60mm of spacing between left and right lens centers, this lens provides an interpupillary distance closely resembling human vision.
Large Aperture. Providing a highly adaptable aperture range, the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR lens allows you to go from a bright f/2.8 aperture in low light shooting, to a deep depth of field of f/16 for more control of your exposure in brighter environments. Additionally, a gelatin filter holder is located at the rear of the lens allowing optional gel filters to be used similarly to previous ultrawide-angle Canon lens offerings.
Compact, Lightweight, and Portable. Thanks to the RF mount and the folded optical design, the size and weight of this lens makes it easy to use in tight spaces and easy to carry in a camera bag. The lens weighs under 1 lb and is just slightly over 2" in depth from the rear mount to the front side of the lens, creating a compact, portable, and lightweight solution.
Currently, yes. Canon has rolled out a firmware update version 1.5.0 allowing this lens to work with the R5. It should work with the R5 C running any firmware, but it’s a good idea to update to the latest version to be safe.
Canon EOS VR Software is also available, but it requires a paid subscription.
No. Since this is an entirely different physical mount, RF-mount lenses won’t mount to EF-mount cameras.
|Angle of View
Manual Focus Only
|Mfr. Model Number
|Minimum Focusing Distance
|Ultra Low-Dispersion Elements