Apple and Canon Announce Mirrorless Camera Lens Designed for Spatial Video Capture

Apple and Canon today announced the development of a new mirrorless camera lens designed to capture spatial video for the Vision Pro headset.

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Canon's RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens is specifically intended to capture spatial video content, tailored for use with Apple's Vision Pro headset. The new lens is designed for the Canon EOS R7 camera and features dual optics, mimicking the human field of view.

The RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens features a high-speed autofocus mechanism, ensuring that even in challenging lighting conditions, videographers can capture clear spatial video. After recording, the footage can be processed using Canon's EOS VR Utility app, which transforms the video into spatial content optimized for the Vision Pro.

The announcement marks a significant step in the effort to create more content for the Vision Pro. The RF-S7.8mm F4 STM DUAL lens is set to be available later this fall, with pricing details yet to be announced.

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TapDatApp Avatar
1 week ago
As a photographer, this is very cool and unexpected. I did not foresee something like this being available at a consumer level so soon.
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1 week ago
and thus began the era of 3D home made porn....
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1 week ago
start a new era of youtube content?
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MrRom92 Avatar
1 week ago
It is only a matter of time before 3rd party lens manufacturers make this for other mounts to Apple’s exact specifications. Lenses like this (better ones, even) have existed for decades. Leica made one almost just like it in the 1940’s.
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1 week ago
We know what you’re thinking…
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1 week ago
Welcome to the 1980's ;)

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