Canon RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens for VR Content Creation

Canon RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens for VR Content Creation

Canon RF-S7.8mm F4 STM Dual Lens Also in Development

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Canon RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens on EOS R7

Melville, NY—Canon USA designed its new Canon RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens to bring ease, affordability and quality to social media creators exploring VR content creation. Moreover, the RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens is compatible with the EOS R7 camera.

Furthermore, in related news, Canon Inc. is developing the RF-S7.8mm f/4 STM dual lens for the EOS R7 to enable capture in spatial video viewable on Apple Vision Pro.

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Canon RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens

“The RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens offers a solution to the growing demand for more affordable and accessible tools in the VR market,” said Brian Mahar, senior vice president and general manager, Canon USA, Inc. “Whether you’re a social creator looking to expand your content into VR, or a filmmaker interested in making the jump from 2D to 3D content, this lens enables creators of all levels to comfortably explore VR content creation and generate amazing content.”

Canon RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens Details

The new RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM lens allows the creation of VR content with a mirrorless camera. Engineered to appeal to creators of all types, the lens offers a balance between clarity and usability for vlog-style VR creation. What’s more, the APS-C stereoscopic VR lens’s ability to achieve a 144º wide-angle view and utilize equidistant projection makes it an option for everyday VR production. Canon also designed the lens for versatility. As a result, it permits multiple methods of camera handling, from handholding, mounted on a gimbal or tripod mounted.

In addition, Canon’s available EOS VR Utility software (separately available with a paid subscription) enables content editing.

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Canon RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye Lens

The new dual fisheye lens features one-shot AF as well as left/right focus adjustment with its focus ring. Additionally, it uses Canon Air Sphere coating (ASC) for the first time on a Canon non-L series lenses. The coating helps to minimize ghosting. Further, the lens has a rear filter holder that accommodates both 30.5mm screw-on filters and sheet-type filters; i.e., gelatin or polyester filters.

The Canon RF-S3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens will launch this month. It will have a suggested retail price of $1,099.

Canon RF-S7.8mm f/4 STM Dual Lens Being Developed

In related news, Canon USA, Inc., announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing the RF-S7.8mm f/4 STM Dual lens for its EOS R7. It will enable “users to capture life’s most precious moments in spatial video, and then relive those memories on Apple Vision Pro.”

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Canon RF-S7.8mm f/4 STM Dual Lens

The new STM Dual lens is the latest addition to Canon’s EOS VR system lineup and will launch later this fall. With the RF-S7.8mm F4 STM Dual lens, videographers can record spatial video even in challenging lighting. After capturing video with the interchangeable lens, the EOS VR Utility app transforms the video from the camera to spatial video, which viewers can enjoy on Apple Vision Pro.

Moreover, the lens features a field angle similar to a person’s field of view, which enables videographers to naturally capture moments. The lens also features a high-speed autofocus mechanism.

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Canon RF-S7.8mm f/4 STM Dual Lens

Canon launched the EOS VR system for capturing immersive and VR video in 2021. The system features dual lenses and utilizes the left and right lenses to produce content with depth and dimension. Furthermore, to streamline the video production workflow, the light entering from the respective lenses is recorded on a single CMOS sensor. Consequently, the design eliminates the need for camera position adjustments or synchronization prior to shooting, or the need for piecing together footage after filming.

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