Canon to release an RF 5.2mm f/2.8L next?

Stig Nygaard

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I don't belive that Canon would release such a giant, expensive and niche lens!
Before this one... there are 100 other lenses with better market placement!
With current supplier and production crisis, it actually makes kind of sense to focus on high profit / low volume lenses rather than the opposite.
And for "normal" lenses you still have the whole system of EF lenses.
 

Joel C

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Seeing as there is an 8-15mm, it's not that all out of the question, also the competing rokinon 8mm, it might be worth it to try getting this out there for certain applications. The only real use application would likely be real estate.

Check out this 120 sq foot studio! IT'S HUGE!!!
 

Antono Refa

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Since Canon released its first DSLR 20 years ago, it made only one fisheye lens - the EF 8-15mm f/4. The FD 6.5mm f/5.6 circular fisheye was never converted to EF. I think it would be a little odd if Canon decided to make a circular fisheye (prime or zoom that goes to diagonal) for crop now. The market is smaller than it was a decade ago, and fisheyes are too niche to be done early.
 
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jvillain

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The only real use application would likely be real estate.
I can't see more than a handful of real estate shooters paying the price this will cost to shoot real estate as 99% of real estate is done with a cell phone or is a minimum wage job these days. There are a few high end shooters that make good money but this will likely distort to much for what they do. I see this more for movie and game studio work. To make this sing though you are going to need a really high megapixel sensor.

Another company that makes lenses like this.



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Traveler

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It could be a circular one like the EF 8-15 at 8mm. So it doesn't have to be that huge and maybe the shorter flange distance helps, too
 

vrpanorama.ca

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There is a precedent such as the sigma 4.5mm but it can only be used in EF-S environment. This is the area I am the most productive but we I suggest that if it is true it will be released for the new aps-c mirroless format?
 

Hector1970

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It won't be a big seller so its likely to be very expensive. Not sure other than film making what a practical use for it would be.
The 11mm in the 11-24mm is enough for me and not often used.
I personally don't like that fisheye look. Hard to see it being rectilinear but you never know.
 

dcsimages

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Since Canon released its first DSLR 20 years ago, it made only one fisheye lens - the EF 8-15mm f/4. The FD 6.5mm f/5.6 circular fisheye was never converted to EF. I think it would be a little odd if Canon decided to make a circular fisheye (prime or zoom that goes to diagonal) for crop now. The market is smaller than it was a decade ago, and fisheyes are too niche to be done early.
Hmmm
I have a 15mm EF full frame fisheye in my case right now.
 
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AJ

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Since Canon released its first DSLR 20 years ago, it made only one fisheye lens - the EF 8-15mm f/4. The FD 6.5mm f/5.6 circular fisheye was never converted to EF. I think it would be a little odd if Canon decided to make a circular fisheye (prime or zoom that goes to diagonal) for crop now. The market is smaller than it was a decade ago, and fisheyes are too niche to be done early.
Don't forget the EF 15/2.8.
edit to add: @dcsimages beat me to the punch
 
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There once has been a 6mm lens for Nikon.
nikon-fisheye_03 (1).jpg
 

puffo25

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I have the Canon R5 and various RF lenses. I also got the EF 8-15mm f/4 fisheye lens. With the R5 the view is NOT a fully 180 degree view but I have t slightly crop a bit in order to avoid black corners. The image is intrigued but I can use it very seldom only for special "curvy" effects. I am NOT sure what a lens like a 5,2mm lens can do with my R5 camera and the cost might be huge! (the EF 8-15mm cost me less than 700 USD used). Not bad....
 

lexptr

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A lens if you use your R camera as a security camera at the door!?
Probably. But there is a downside: you will need several other security cameras pointed at this one and armed security guards to protect this valuable lens against theft :LOL:
 
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...Before this one... there are 100 other lenses with better market placement!

With current supplier and production crisis, it actually makes kind of sense to focus on high profit / low volume lenses rather than the opposite.
And for "normal" lenses you still have the whole system of EF lenses.
That's what I was thinking too. If true, this is likely a custom order "look what we can do" lens that will boost Canon's reputation. I doubt if it will take many resources away from their regular lens lineup, as this would likely be hand built when someone places an order.
 
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criscokkat

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I can't see more than a handful of real estate shooters paying the price this will cost to shoot real estate as 99% of real estate is done with a cell phone or is a minimum wage job these days. There are a few high end shooters that make good money but this will likely distort to much for what they do. I see this more for movie and game studio work. To make this sing though you are going to need a really high megapixel sensor.

Another company that makes lenses like this.



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Not necessarily in high end real estate. There are companies out there that stage with lighting and shoot very carefully constructed scenes for high end real estate.


People shopping for high end stuff generally visit a third of the houses that people looking at mid rang/low end do. So they use every trick in the book to get them enticed enough to bring them to the door for an actual visit. That's why the more higher end sites have 3-4 times the number of pictures, and many times 3d views.