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Lensbaby Twist 60 Lens

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Lensbaby Twist 60 lens

Lensbaby Twist 60 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX), Sony E

First year of production: 2016

Optical design: 4 Elements/ 3 Groups

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Average price: $279


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Price: Optic with fixed body ($279,95), or optic separately ($179,95).

Inspirated by Joseph Petzval design,1840.

Effect:  Delicious twisty, swirly blur.


Twist 60 is Compatible with Lensbaby Optic Swap system.

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

Twist 60 optic is recomanded for use on full frame cameras with "fixed" holder.

Lensbaby Twist 60 has standard aperture system (ring for changing the aperture), optic is from real glass.

Black anodized body with gold aperture ring.



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: 12.04.2016

Photos taken with this lens Lensbaby Twist 60:

Lensbaby Twist 60 Example 1
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Lensbaby Twist 60 Example 2
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Mechanical quality3.673
Optical quality4.673
Pricing / Value3.003
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Lensbaby Twist 60

tightcamera 01.06.2017 03:53:11
Period of use: 1 year


Very cool Petzval effect in the bokeh. Center is fairly sharp wide open. Stopped down to f/4 or higher, center to mid-frame sharpness is very good. At minimum aperture, it's usable as a standard lens. It's posslbe to set the aperture in between the full click settings. Cheaper than a Petzval reproduction.


It's somewhat expensive. It's basically a one-trick pony, although it can be used as a more traditional lens if stopped down very far. 


I use this optic with a Lensbaby Scout base. I would highly recommend buying any/all Lensbaby products used rather than new. At used prices, they are far more of a good value. 

My full review with additional sample photos is here: