Optical Brilliance

Canon’s EOS VR System takes creativity to the next level and immerses viewers in a whole new dimension through a stereoscopic 3D 180° VR world.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | January 26, 2022 | Lifestyle

Step into the future with the Canon EOS VR System. The innovation begins with the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens which is Canon’s optical solution to the many challenges that have troubled VR imagemakers for years. Before, shooting VR meant the need for multiple cameras to be aligned, positioned and synced together. Those separate recordings were written as separate files on separate cards. In post-production, people would need to then sync up and stitch those video files together. To help with some of these challenges, this lens features a beautifully engineered and optimized folded optical design, with separate left & right optical systems — helping you capture stereoscopic 3D imagery with a 190° field of view to a single full-frame image sensor. Add in the EOS R5 camera to create recordings at up to 8K DCI equivalent resolution at 30fps with 10-bit color depth, creating realistic imagery with tremendous detail and color reproduction;