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Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic Lens

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Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic lens

Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Sony A / Minolta A, Nikon F (FX, DX), 4/3 (Four/Thirds), Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony E, FujiFilm XF

First year of production: 2010

Last year of production: 2015

Optical design: 2 Elements / 1 Group (Glass lens)

Features: Shift lens, Tilt lens, Soft lens
User reviews (1)

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Owners (2)

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Average price: $99


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Additional information:

Lensbaby Optics don't function separately, you need use lens "holder" (Control Freak, Composer, Muse, Scout) and put this optic element into the "holder".

Multi-coated optical glass doublet with soft focus effect.

This optic creates a velvety soft images and doesn't have the Sweet Spot of sharp focus and dramatic blur outside of that spot created by the Double Glass, Single Glass and Plastic Optics.

Perfect for portraits, landscapes, flowers or subject that needs a soft touch effect.

Aperture system is full manualy (you choose aperture magnetic disc with hole and put it into the lenss) - pic 2.

Apertures discs: f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22  (f/2 is without disc in lens) + 3 pcs special discs with holes for "soft focus" effect

Lensbaby is full manualy, crazy and very creative system - you can change focal length with shift/tilt efect. 



SCOUT - easy fixed holder (without shift/tilt efect or focal length change function)

COMPOSER - holder with manual shift/tilt efect

MUSE - holder with manual shift/tilt efect and focal length change function

CONTROL FREAK - holder with manual shift/tilt efect and focal length change function and lock mechanism

- All these "holders" are compatible with "Optic Swap System" (you can change optics inside)

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Posted by: Milos Stradiot   Date of publication: 12.03.2016

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Mechanical quality2.001
Optical quality2.001
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Owner reviews: Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic

NerveNet 05.08.2017 18:05:11
Period of use: 1 year


Simple softfocus effect for your current 50mm Swap Optic lens


Feels cheap


This is a set of three aperture disks for current Lensbaby Plastic, Glass and Double Glass lenses from the swap optic system.


You handle them just as normal aperture disks, each of them with a different aperture and soft effect.

Current swap optic lenses are already "soft", but these aperture disks will enhance the effect.

Personally I prefer real lenses with softfocus effect like Tamron's SP 70-150mm f/2.8 SOFT or the Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Sfotfocus, such lenses give better control and have the right focal length for portraiture on 35mm (full frame) cameras.