The Lensrentals Podcast Episode #57 – How the Canon 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Could Change VR
Each week Roger Cicala, founder of Lensrentals.com, hosts conversations about the art and science of capturing images. From photography to videography, film, history, and technology, the show covers a wide range of topics to educate and inspire creators of all kinds.
How the Canon 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Could Change VR
On today’s episode of the Lensrentals Podcast, we’re doing something a little different and talking about a single piece of gear – the Canon RF 5.2 Dual Fisheye lens for VR applications. We’ve decided to give a full episode on this lens for a couple of different reasons – one, there is a lot to cover in both the lens itself as well as the VR workflow associated with it. Secondly, it’s a groundbreaking product in a new and emerging market, and we want to highlight the innovation and gusto needed to create such a product.
So listen in today as Ryan and Dom talk about their experiences with the lens, what the workflow looks like when shooting 180-degree VR, and some of their frustrations with Canon’s choice to go into a subscription model for their VR stitching software. Shooting in VR can be a complicated and cumbersome task, but Canon has made is easier than ever with the introduction of this lens, and we’re excited to see what it does to help push the VR world further into the spotlight.
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The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.
Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.
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