RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye

Immersive Visuals

The RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye captures 180-degree 3-Dimensional (3D) stereoscopic visuals by using the parallax of the left and right fisheye lenses. This design enables a single sensor to receive light from both lenses, simplifying the recording of Virtual Reality (VR) videos via a single camera.

  • Streamline Virtual Reality Production Workflow
  • Large Aperture of f/2.8
  • Dual-Lens Electro-Magnetic Diaphragm

Dual-lens Electro Magnetic Diaphragm (EMD)

Both left and right lenses of the RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye feature EMD that controls exposure electronically. 

The large aperture of the RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye provides excellent performance even in low-light situations. 

ND Filters

The RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye is designed with a gelatin filter holder that allows Neutral Density (ND) filters to be used when shooting outdoors. 


Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) offers exceptional anti-reflection capability that effectively suppresses ghosting in backlit situations, especially during VR imaging.

Dust- & Drip-Resistance

Sealings at all the crucial points of the lens provide a good dust- and drip-resistance for use in most outdoor conditions.

How Virtual Reality Imaging Works

Two Fisheye Lenses

Recording is done with parallax using two fisheye lenses on one sensor.


Through software, recordings are converted into equirectangular projections, a standard Virtual Reality format.

Projected to HMD

Cropped and converted recordings are projected into a head-mounted display (HMD) to simulate a human's vision. 

3D Realism

The recordings will appear 3-Dimensional (3D) when viewed individually by the left and right eye due to parallax effect.

Mechanism of Virtual Reality Recording

Single-Sensor Recording

When attached to the EOS R5 mirrorless camera, the RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye enables users to harness the camera’s 8K recording capabilities to produce ultra-high-definition 8K 180-degree VR footage with just one camera on one sensor. 

Two Cameras No Longer Required

Conventional VR recording requires aligning of two cameras and syncing of camera positions prior to shoot. Additional processes like colour matching and stitching are typically required as well after shooting. With the single-sensor recording capability of the RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye, such hassles are now eliminated.

A More Efficient Workflow

The RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye enables recording on a single camera with one CMOS image sensor, thereby eliminating certain stages from the workflow that were previously necessary with a two-camera system, such as aligning the positions and synchronising the settings of the left and right cameras before the shoot, or the need to stitch images in post-production.

Software Integration for Post-Production

Software support allows for a more efficient and simplified workflow during post-production.

EOS VR Utility*

  • A computer software application that lets users convert images into equirectangular projections (a standard VR image format) and perform simple editing on them.
  • Supports toggling between images/footage shot by the left and right lenses. Also supports toggling between circular fisheye and equirectangular displays.
  • Supports image straightening/parallax correction for compatible lenses
  • Supports playback and basic cutting of 180-degree VR images on computer monitors.
  • Videos recorded in 8K can be converted and saved in a different size, file specification, or format.
  • LUTs (Lookup Tables) can be applied to videos recorded in Canon Log mode.
  • Supports output to DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) and Apple ProRes for NLE (non-linear editing) purposes.

EOS VR Plugin* for Adobe Premiere Pro

  • A computer software plugin for video creators who edit with Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Supports swapping the left and right images and converting images into equirectangular projections (a standard VR image format).
  • Supports image straightening/parallax correction for compatible lenses

*subscription fee and/or payment required for full feature (conversion of footage that are 2 minutes or longer).
*does not support Apple Silicone yet.

Experience the Virtual Reality

This is a 3D 180-degree Virtual Reality video shot on EOS R5 with the RF5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye. You can control your angle of view while watching the video.

For viewers on Mobile:

  • Tilt or move your phone around to change the angle of view.
  • Touch and hold your finger on the screen to change the angle of view.
  • Click Mask icon for a more immersive experience using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset or compatible VR goggles.

For viewers on Desktop:

  • Use the arrow controls located at the top left of the screen to change the angle of view.
  • Hover your cursor over the screen and you will see a hand icon. Click and drag around to change the angle of view.

More Videos

The EOS VR SYSTEM enables users to use compatible cameras, lenses and image processing software to explore 180° Stereoscopic VR (Virtual Reality) videos and images.

Advanced User Guide and Instruction Manual available for download.

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