This is a curious looking lens: new Canon RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens announced!

Canon just announced this new RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens. Here is the Press text:

Add a whole new dimension to your story with the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens. As part of the EOS VR System – this lens paired with the EOS R5 updated with firmware 1.5.0 or higher and one of Canon’s VR software solutions – you can create immersive 3D that can be experienced when viewed on compatible head mount displays including the Oculus Quest 2 and more.* Viewers will be able to take in the scene with a vivid, wide field of view by simply moving their head. This is the world’s first digital interchangeable lens that can capture stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery to a single image sensor.*^ Now, creators can go from traditional stills or video shooting to stereoscopic 3D capture with a simple lens swap. The pairing of this lens and the EOS R5 camera brings high resolution video recording at up to 8K DCI 30p and 4K DCI 60p. With a beautifully engineered folded optical design, the dual high-performance L-series fisheye lenses combine imagery onto a single image sensor delivering impressive results to a single file. This can help simplify your workflow by eliminating the need to sync and stitch multiple video files. An integral part of the EOS VR System, Canon’s EOS VR Utility software can easily convert footage to your choice of editing software. For Adobe® Premiere Pro® users, the EOS VR Plug-in software can help streamline your editing process. Both paid subscription-based software solutions (currently in development with availability and details to follow on or about early 2022) allow for convenient post-production.

With this lens paired with an EOS R5 camera, creatives, industry professionals and newcomers to VR can create an immersive experience, capturing dynamic scenes for entertainment, tourism, training & education, real estate, storytelling or anywhere you want to bring your audience to.

More images and specs here: usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/vr/rf5-2mm-f2-8-l-dual-fisheye-lens/

Tamron releases world’s fastest kickass Full Frame zoom lens!

Preorders:
35-150mm at BHphoto. Fotokoch DE. Foto Erhardt DE. Wex UK. Park UK.
28-75mm II at BHphoto. Fotokoch DE. Foto Erhardt DE. Wex UK. Park UK.

Tamron is all Rock and Roll lately! And now you can preorder the world’s fastest Full Frame zoom lens. A gorgeous piece that shows that bold ideas can still attract buyers!

So dear companies, if you still want to survive in this market be courageous!

On Weibo Panasonic published the official letter from the director Yosuke Yamane. In this he writes: No intention to seel the Lumix business We are committed to grow both the FF and MFT format After the GH5II and Gh6 we are committed to release more impressive products

On Weibo Panasonic published the official letter from the director Yosuke Yamane. In this he writes:

  1. No intention to seel the Lumix business
  2. We are committed to grow both the FF and MFT format
  3. After the GH5II and Gh6 we are committed to release more impressive products

Sirui will soon launch their first Full Frame 50mm t/2.9 anamorphic lens for 1,199USD on Indiegogo

On October the 12th, SIRUI launch the 50mm T2.9 1.6x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens on Indiegogo. It is the First Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens from SIRUI with squeeze factor-2.8:1 CinemaScope Aspect Ratio.

Key specs:

👉Wider than Wide features a 1.6 times squeeze factor
👉Immersive Experience – 2.8:1 CinemaScope Aspect Ratio
👉Match Perfectly with Full frame Cameras for RF, L, E, Z mount
👉Beautiful Oval Bokeh
👉Vibrant Lens Flares
👉A Maximum Aperture of T2.9
👉Solid Build Quality