By now, you probably know what Lensbaby is all about. They make quirky lenses that are capable of interesting optical effects achieved by manipulating certain aspects of the lens itself, like the alignment of the elements and even the selection of the optics. Show More Summary
Lensbaby has announced new additions to its lens lineup with the Composer Pro II and Edge 50 Optic. The Composer Pro II houses the swap-able optic, updating the original Composer with an 'upgraded' metal body, and the 50mm equivalent F3.2 Edge optic provides a tilt shift effect slice of focus that can be moved around the frame. Read more
A selection of shots taken with the Edge 50 Optic in the Composer Pro II.
The updated mount and 50mm "slice of focus" lens delivers tilt-shift effects on the cheap and lets you isolate subjects more interestingly than with aperture control alone.
Lensbaby has announced availability of several of its most popular lenses for Fujifilm's X mount. The Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic, Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic, Circular Fisheye and Velvet 56 are all now available for Fujifilm's mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Read more
If you are reading the blog for a while, you know that I am a big Lensbaby fan. A Lensbaby (any lensbaby) is a very powerful creative tool to have in your arsenal. If you are not familiar with Lensbabies, they are a family of creative lenses that provide in-camera focusing effects. If you are not [...]Show More Summary
Today, we're giving something that goes along with the last item in that series: a camera lens. But hey, this certainly isn't just a camera lens. We're giving away a special lens that lets you take super special pictures. What's this lens called? Why, it's the Lensbaby Composer Pro, of course!
A year after the launch of the Lensbaby Pro for DSLR cameras, the light-bending lens comes to mirrorless cameras. The upmarket version of the regular Composer can now be had in models that fit Sony NEX, Samsung NX and Micro Four Thirds cameras, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. The Composer [...]Show More Summary
When it comes to digital cameras, there are those who use the standard entry level to mid-range digital cameras, while serious enthusiasts as well as professionals decide to fall back upon the DSLR. However, in recent years, there has been a new category that cropped up along the way – the Micro Four Thirds segment, [...]
You've been lusting after Lensbaby's Composer Pro lens since about this time last year, but if you have a mirrorless camera, you couldn't join in on the fun; at least, not with the Pro. Thankfully, that's not the case anymore. Owner's...Show More Summary
Having provided DSLR owners with the power to exercise some in-camera creativity for a little over a year, Lensbaby has now announced new versions of its Composer Pro lens to fit a variety of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.Show More Summary
Lensbaby Announces Availability of Composer® Pro for Mirrorless Cameras Now the Composer Pro delivers ultra-smooth creative control for photographers with Micro 4/3rds, Sony ? NEX and Samsung NX cameras too Portland, OR – April 2, 2012 –...
Lensbaby faithfuls awaiting a mirrorless-compatible Composer Pro lens need not hold out any longer. The company's high-end creative optic is now shipping for mirrorless mounts of the Samsung NX, Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds variety -- including the Panasonic Lumix G and Olympus PEN. Show More Summary
like it? click it! view in the darkhiliadou.i downloaded photoshop CS6 beta, and added a light iris blur to this.i don't think i'm going to need a lensbaby composer, after all. ©2011 helen sotiriadis blog post, copyright ©2011 helen sotiriadis. content copyright of respective owners. his feed is for personal non-commercial use only. mirrored at wordpress
The LensBaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 lens ($400) can create beautiful mixes of blur and focus in your images, but beginner photographers beware — this optic pair is not for the faint of heart. So what’s so special about the LensBaby Composer Pro and Sweet 35 lens? Well let me start with a word [...]Show More Summary
Lensbaby just unveiled a brand new Optic for its selective focus lens system. Called the Edge 80 Optic, this 80mm optic is compatible with Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout and Control Freak. The Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic ($300) is designed to transform Lensbaby’s bending lens bodies into an 80mm tilt-shift lens that creates a selective [...]
Just posted: our quick review of the Lensbaby Composer Pro and Sweet 35 optic. Lensbaby has never played by conventional photographic rules. Long a manufacturer of quirky, low cost (and distinctly 'lo-fi') optical accessories, its product line has evolved to include more 'serious' products. Show More Summary
When not in the water, you can usually find me with a DSLR wrapped around my neck, looking for the next crazy angle to shoot surf and other action sports from. I recently heard of a new line of lenses by a company called Lensbaby that would allow my creative side even more artistic freedom [...]
I am probably the last person anyone want to hand an “artsy” device to. I shoot quick, have not tolerance for fiddling around and I hate the canned look for most “alternate” processes that are inherent in a camera’s performance profiles. So maybe the owners of this site did the LensBaby people a big disservice and then again, maybe not..... read more
We've already gotten our hands on Lensbaby's basic Composer lens, but the company has now gone and expanded its bag of tricks even further with its new Composer with Tilt Transformer kit. The key bit there is the Tilt Transformer (also...Show More Summary