Canon also announced a new RF-S 3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens for VR content

In addition to the RF-S 7.8mm f/4 STM, Canon also announced a new RF-S 3.9mm f/3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens for VR content (pre-order here | additional information):

“As the newest member to the EOS VR System — this lens paired with the EOS R7 (firmware 1.5.0+) 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 others. Viewers will be able to take in the scene with vivid, engaging images by simply moving their head. This lens was designed with APS-C sensors in mind, and carries on the tradition of its big brother (RF-5.2mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE) of lenses that can capture stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery to a single image sensor.”


  • The latest addition to the Canon EOS VR System, designed with APS-C sensor cameras in mind bringing VR content creation to a whole new segment. (Compatible exclusively with Canon EOS R7 at time of announcement).
  • 144º field-of-view capture for 180º viewing format allows for easier VR content creation as you can use tripods, gimbals, and microphones without fear of seeing them in the final video.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include two UD elements, and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to minimize ghosting.
  • Screw-on filter thread (30.5mm) and filter holder for cut gel or polyester filters are available at the rear of the lens.
  • Canon leadscrew type STM (stepping motor) focus drive allows you to use autofocus like any other RF lens, so you can pre-focus with confidence right before filming (Servo AF not available during video shooting).
  • A powerful solution for those that want to step-up from a compact 180º VR cams without breaking the bank.
  • Impressively compact and light — approx. 0.6 lbs./290 g., and only 2.1 inches deep.

Canon Unveils the Future of Everyday VR Content Creation With New Dual Fisheye Lens

MELVILLE, NY, June 10, 2024 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the new RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens, bringing ease, affordability and quality for social media creators interested in exploring VR content creation. The RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens is compatible with the EOS R7 camera* and will be available in June 2024.

The new RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens makes VR content creation with a mirrorless camera more accessible and efficient than ever. Engineered to empower creators of all types, this lens offers a perfect balance between clarity and usability for vlog-style VR creation. This APS-C Stereoscopic VR lens’ ability to achieve a 144º wide-angle view and utilize equidistant projection makes it ideally suited for every day, virtually hassle-free VR production. Also designed for versatility, this lens permits multiple methods of camera handling, from hand-holding, mounting on a gimbal, or tripod-mounting. Canon’s available EOS VR Utility software (separately available with a paid subscription) is designed for a smooth editing process.

“The RF-S3.9mm F3.5 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 U.S.A., 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.”

Get to know the RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens:

  • One-shot AF and Left/Right focus Adjustment with Focus ring, helping to create effortless and precise shooting in virtually any environment.
  • An Air Sphere Coating (ASC) is a first for Canon non-L Series lenses and helps to minimize ghosting and facilitate pristine image quality.
  • Rear filter holder that accommodates both 30.5mm screw-on filters and sheet-type filters, i.e. gelatin or polyester filters.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon RF-S3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens is scheduled to be available in June 2024 for an estimated retail price of $1,099.00**.

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