Two New Optic Swap Additions
Lensbaby is traditionally known for selective focus optics that produce an image with one “sweet spot” of sharp focus, surrounded by a gradual blur. “With the introduction of these new optics, Lensbaby is moving beyond the realm of selective focus to offer photographers a Creative Effects SLR lens system, with 6 different optic options. The Fisheye and Soft Focus Optics, unlike earlier Lensbaby optics, do not feature a sweet spot of focus,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby President and Co-Founder. “The new Fisheye Optic transforms a Lensbaby Composer into a fun fisheye lens and the new Soft Focus Optic creates images that are overall soft and diffused, much like a classic portrait lens. The Lensbaby Optic Swap System now offers three selective focus optics, and three optics that provide even more options for creative photography.”
The Lensbaby Optic Swap System now features six interchangeable optics that can be swapped in and out of Lensbaby’s Creative Effects SLR Camera lenses, the Muse, the Composer, and the Control Freak. Each optic creates a different type of creative image, giving photographers unlimited freedom to achieve their unique vision. The Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic Optics bring one area of a photo into sharp focus, creating a ‘Sweet Spot’ of sharp focus that is surrounded by beautiful blur. Photographers can move this Sweet Spot anywhere in their photo by bending their Lensbaby lens. The other 3 optic options, Fisheye, Soft Focus, and Pinhole/Zone plate create different types of artistic looks but do not feature the Sweet Spot technology.
The new Lensbaby Fisheye Optic allows photographers to turn their Lensbaby Composer, Muse and Control Freak into a fisheye lens by swapping out the installed optic and dropping the new Fisheye Optic into the lens. This optic’s ultra-wide 12mm focal length is capable of capturing a 160 degree fisheye angle of view and can focus from infinity all the way down to one-inch from the front of the lens. When focusing on objects very close to the lens, the fisheye look is exaggerated even further and can create very fun effects. With the Fisheye Optic installed, photographers typically will point their Lensbaby straight ahead to achieve a classic fisheye look.
A special adapter is required to use the Fisheye Optic with the Lensbaby Muse and Control Freak. The Fisheye Optic when used with the Control Freak has limited functionality and is best suited for close-up macro work.
The Lensbaby Fisheye Optic is available for $149.95 (MSRP).
The Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic works with Lensbaby’s Creative Effects SLR camera lenses, the Composer, Muse and Control Freak. Images created with the 50mm focal length Soft Focus Optic feature a soft and diffused appearance. The Soft Focus Optic creates a velvety soft image perfect for portraits, flowers, landscapes or any subject that needs a soft touch.
The Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic is available for $89.95 (MSRP).
For more information about the new Lensbaby optics and the Lensbaby Optic Swap system, please visit www.lensbaby.com.
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