The upcoming Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L is a dual-lens VR lens

Joules

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But that looks like opposite pointing lenses for a 360deg camera. I do not think that is the case here. I'm assuming the new Canon is a stereoscopic lens like the patent:
It even has the same focal length and aperture as the one from the patent.

What an odd lens. But good job remembering that patent post, it probably is a great indicator for what this lens will be like.
 
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jvillain

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What's the advantage of doing something like this on an ILC over an action-style camera? Exposure control? Certainly not stabilization.
One advantage is is megapixels. It can also be used for ether stills or on the newer Canon cinema cameras.
 

DBounce

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When I first read about a 5.2mm fisheye lens, I thought who on earth works need such a wide lens. But now that we see this is in fact a stereoscopic lens for VR, I’m quite intrigued.
 
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usern4cr

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Does it capture two 180 deg views in the same direction with parallax, or are the two 180 deg views in opposite directions?
If it's an implementation of the patent (posted above), then it's two 180 deg views in the same direction, projecting two non-overlapping image circles on the sensor. The only difference between the images would be the left-right separation for binocular viewing with appropriate software.
 

maulanawale

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Sorry for the off topic.
He's not my cup of tea but I think this was a beautiful collaboration with Canon that will have made lots of people happy, so thought I'd post it in the latest topic in case you've missed it on the tubes!
I like that he seems pretty humbled and not all that comfortable when making an actual change to that girls life. Makes him more human and less of a showman I guess.


 
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Sorry for the off topic.
He's not my cup of tea but I think this was a beautiful collaboration with Canon that will have made lots of people happy, so thought I'd post it in the latest topic in case you've missed it on the tubes!
I like that he seems pretty humbled and not all that comfortable when making an actual change to that girls life. Makes him more human and less of a showman I guess.


It seemed to me Canon used "previous gen" items for this and the EF600 and EF400 being in that category confused me for a bit, then I realized those have RF versions now.

And yes, good of Canon and Jared to organize and execute this!
 
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Can we please stop using generic photos of unrelated lenses on this thread and actually post how a double fisheye full frame lens would look like? I'm really curious to see
 

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Can we please stop using generic photos of unrelated lenses on this thread and actually post how a double fisheye full frame lens would look like? I'm really curious to see
You’ll have to wait for the announcement. Or at least for Nokishita to leak it the day before.
 
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That makes somewhat more sense, but now I can't help but wonder what this thing is going to look like mounted to a camera.
It is going to be mounted on a V-Raptor or an 8K Canon Cinema camera.
It also might be cool to try on an R5.
 

entoman

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Sorry for the off topic.
He's not my cup of tea but I think this was a beautiful collaboration with Canon that will have made lots of people happy, so thought I'd post it in the latest topic in case you've missed it on the tubes!
I like that he seems pretty humbled and not all that comfortable when making an actual change to that girls life. Makes him more human and less of a showman I guess.


No need to apologise for being off-topic. Thanks for posting this, and it comes as absolutely no surprise to me that Jared organised this deal with Canon. He’s always struck me as one of the “nice guys” in photography.

I’m incredibly envious of some of that gear - the 400mm F2.8 or a 600mm F4 are dream lenses for a wildlife photographer like myself, but way beyond my reach. It’s great that such desirable gear is going to up and coming sports photographers, it’ll give them a fantastic start in their careers.

Some will criticise and say that it’s mostly outdated gear, but Canon didn’t need to do this, they are the biggest in the game and they don’t need free advertising. It was an act of considerable generosity.

Thank you Jared :D:D , and thank you Canon (y)(y) .
 

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so judging by the patent it will look like a set of binoculars attached to the front of your camera? That's going to look super weird but makes sense as you'd want the two lenses about as far apart as most humans eyes are. Looking forward to seeing what else Canon have planned in terms of VR.
 

TominNJ

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Maybe built under contract for the Oculus system or Canon will develop an Oculus like system. Imagine shooting 3D vacation videos or *ahem* whatever else you might imagine. Do Oculus patents and licensing allow Canon to develop an app for the Oculus that would allow users to view their own video and photos?
 

cayenne

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What's the advantage of doing something like this on an ILC over an action-style camera? Exposure control? Certainly not stabilization.
Well, with IBIS and possibly in lens stabilization, I'd not rule that out as an advantage.

But also you have more and better quality glass and image quality with a MUCH larger sensor.

Just off the top of my head.

C
 

vrpanorama.ca

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I still think this is a new 360 camera coming from Canon to compete against Ricoh Theta that will include two 5.2 mm lenses. To hit the sensor using two lenses it requires a different body that what currently have Canon. I will be very surprised otherwise