RF VR Lens

Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE

Capture the world in stunning virtual reality with this ground-breaking L-series lens, designed to make your VR journey as simple and seamless as possible.

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Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens

A virtual reality lens that simplifies the capture and post-production of professional 180° VR content. Experience the video below through using a VR headset (for a fully immersive and stereoscopic experience), a mobile device or computer. An inspirational story captured by VR Director, Mary Matheson and Director of Photography, Richard Stegmann.


Behind the scenes with the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens

Get behind the scenes of this inspirational story captured by VR Director, Mary Matheson and Director of Photography, Richard Stegmann.


Explore the benefits of the dual fisheye lens


Amazingly practical (3D) 180° VR capture

The compact, single mount design simplifies quick camera setups for professional stereoscopic 180° VR capture, when using compatible high resolution, Full Frame, RF mount cameras, such as the EOS R51 and R5 C.

Efficient and simplified workflow

Featuring a stereoscopic 190° field of view, two offset circular fisheye images are perfectly synchronised and recorded side-by-side onto a single Full Frame sensor, ready for Canon’s powerful EOS VR Utility2/plug-in2 to seamlessly process for final edit, requiring no additional stitching.

EOS VR Utility
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RAW (8K / 60P) video workflow

Compatible RAW video files taken with supported cameras (including 8K / 60P RAW LT files from the EOS R5 C) are automatically processed within EOS VR Utility, further simplifying a RAW workflow with higher frame rates.

High quality image capture

Featuring perfectly aligned, dual forward facing fisheye lenses, the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE utilises two UD elements per lens to correct for aberrations plus Canon’s special SWC coatings to reduce ghosting and flare, even in backlit conditions.

recording in vr

Fast f/2.8 aperture for low light shooting

The RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE performs superbly in low light thanks to a fast f/2.8 aperture with accurately synchronised exposure and precise control via a dual Electro Magnetic Diaphragm (EMD) design.

L-series build and weather resistance

Because it’s an L-series lens, the RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE is built for professional use. It is dust and splash resistant and features fluorine coatings to repel water and dirt on the lens surface.

EOS R5 and RF 5.2mm lens
EOS VR System

Gel filter holder for precise exposure control

The RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE has a rear-mounted gelatin filter holder for pre-cut ND gels which can be used to help precisely control light levels when in use on 180° VR video productions.


  • Dual fisheye lens

    Capturing a perfectly aligned stereoscopic image onto a single Full Frame sensor

  • 190° field-of-view

    Capturing an ultra-wide viewing angle for a more immersive experience

  • 60mm baseline length

    Providing a natural stereoscopic viewing experience

  • F2.8 aperture

    Exceptional performance in low light

  • UD elements and SWC coatings

    Professional image quality for sharp, high contrast images, with reduced ghosting and flare

  • Dual EMD units

    Precise control and synchronisation of the aperture ensures even exposure between the two left and right images

  • L-series quality

    Designed and built to perform in demanding conditions

  • Built-in rear gelatin filter holder

    For increased flexibility when shooting in bright conditions

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Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE
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What’s in the box

The RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE comes with everything you need to prepare and use on your compatible camera.

  • RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE

  • Lens Cap 5.2

  • Soft lens case LS1014

  • Hex key / Wrench

  • Lens Dust Cap RF

Related software & apps


    EOS VR Utility

    A powerful and efficient, yet simple to use application that’s required to convert Canon’s circular fisheye VR images from compatible cameras into a standard equirectangular projection image for VR viewing and post-production.


    EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro

    Use this plug-in instead of EOS VR Utility to automatically convert Canon’s circular fisheye VR image files and import into Adobe’s renowned application.


    EOS Utility

    Remotely control your camera from a computer via USB, with a live preview.


    Camera connect

    Connect your camera to your Apple or Android device for remote shooting and to easily download your photos, ready for sharing.

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    Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update

    Firmware is permanent software which is installed on your product and enables it to function correctly. Canon release updates to this firmware and if there is an update available, this can be downloaded by clicking here.
    1. May require a firmware update.
    2. EOS VR Utility and the EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro are required to perform the equirectangular projection of recorded 180° VR images from a compatible Canon camera. Version 1.2 or later of the EOS VR Utility will enable the conversion of supported Canon RAW files, including 8K RAW LT/60P from the EOS R5 C (compatible RAW formats may vary per camera), plus support for Apple Silicon and GPU acceleration. A paid for subscription service may be required to convert videos longer than 2 minutes, requiring a Canon ID. The installation of the specific "HEVC Activator" for the camera used, will also be required.