Canon's new lens enables virtual reality content

The new range of Canon EOS VR lenses was discussed in secret at Apple's conference last week, where it has become more apparent.

I thought it was a fever Virtual Reality Behind us? far from it ! With the launch of the Apple Vision Pro in France and several other countries around the world on July 12, we have, so to speak, put a piece back into the device. Canon It intends to take advantage of this international launch and offer a new approach that allows it to produce content adapted to virtual reality.

Dual fisheye lens for more immersive content

Canon advertisement Hence the upcoming release of the RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye, an APS-C lens that has not one, but two distinct optics that produce a stereoscopic effect. The “eyes” of this new product are intended to have an ultra-wide angle (ultra) with an advertised focal length of 3.9mm, which equates to a field of view of 144 degrees. The two lenses are separated by 6 cm to replicate the average human interpupillary distance.


Compose with 11 separate elements in groups that do not allow for effective dispersion (UD), the Canon object proposes a view of ƒ/3.5 and dispose of an autofocus motor with STM that allows a mist at a point of 20 cm to the son. active. Canon is proud to announce that, even if not part of the L series, the current dual fisheye lens features an Air Sphere coating treatment to reduce optical aberrations and Torches.

Canon RF Dual Fisheye

With a diameter of 30.5mm, the lens allows for the attachment of gelatin filters for limitless creativity. Finally, let's point out that it's not tropical, and it's particularly light at just 290 grams.

The RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens will launch next July for €1,299.99.

What does this have to do with Apple Vision Pro?

If Canon's new lens stood out during Apple's WWDC opening ceremony, it's in particular because the Apple Vision Pro headset allows for 3D video playback. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have been able to capture this type of video for several months, and owners of the headphones that were launched last February in the United States can watch them as if they were watching a particularly immersive 3D movie.

Of course, the optical quality of a real camera remains much higher than what it can offer smart phonesVideographers and directors should be intrigued by this type of product that promises a real leap forward in terms of visual experience.

In this regard, Canon is not only launching compatible lenses. Canon VR Utility makes editors' work easier by offering a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, in particular, that helps process VR-compatible files.

Frank Mccarthy

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