Canon’s new RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens for recording 8K AR and VR footage, makes you feel like two eyes are staring at you. With DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras being some of the most powerful shooters out there or going for entirely new cameras such as drones and AR/VR cameras, Canon chose to stick with good old-fashioned innovation instead. The latest Canon camera features a newfangled lens that is compatible with their existing EOS range of cameras.You can pair the lens with the company’s 1.5.0 firmware update, this enables the humble yet capable 2D camera to shoot SBS 3D content. If you paid for the lens with the EOS R5 mirrorless camera, WALLA! you can perform high-resolution video recording at up to 8K DCI 30p and 4K DCI 60p.The bizarre lens offers an absolutely new dimension to photography. You can pop the lens into the EOS R5 and the lenses use a complex internal optical arrangement to record SBS content on a single full-frame image sensor. When used in combination with the right firmware you can split, sync, and stitch the video content automatically. The video content can also be turned into 3D VR videos that can directly be exported using Canon’s own software.The 190° field of view of the two lenses and the 60 mm precise space between them mimic the pupillary distance in humans. This makes the VR content look believable and has just the right amount of parallax too. You can control the focus for both lenses by a single ring, though minor tweaks to the focus of individual lenses can be done using hidden adjustment dials on the left and right-hand sides of the lens body.Canon’s new RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens is a low-key marvel for photography in the true sense. We may witness other competitors like Nikon, Sony, and Fujifilm introducing lenses with similar capabilities in the near future. For now, what Canon’s unleashed on the camera and VR world is just the beginning. The camera lenses are designed for a special subset of users, which means the gadget does not come cheap. The dual fisheye VR lens costs around US$1,999 and is set to go on sale in December this year. You will also require an EOS R5 camera to match the lenses, this will cost you $3,899.00 more.