New creative optics for mirrorless cameras

10.5.2016 Tech

Lensbaby has announced another new lens, the Trio 28, specifically designed for mirroless cameras to give the photographer three selective focus optics in one compact lens.By rotating a dial you can access Lensbaby’s most popular optical effects: Twist, Velvet, or Sweet. Twist gives you a large sharp central area of focus surrounded by twisty, swirling bokeh. Velvet has a sharp central area of focus with a delicate glow from edge-to-edge. Sweet creates a sharp central sweet spot of focus... Continue Reading >

Lensbaby Twist 60: Into the Future/Past

6.16.2016 Tech

Lensbaby recently released a very different lens, one with its roots in the very beginnings of photography and a 19th century design by Joseph Petzval—the Twist 60.Historic Background: Joseph Petzval and Lensbaby© Ellis VenerThe first thing you notice when shooting with the Twist 60 is that it can be a bit hard to focus accurately when using a DSLR viewfinder. Focusing precisely is best done using live view or tethered to a computer. From f/2.5 to f/5.6, the center of the image is... Continue Reading >

Lensbaby Announces Twist 60

4.12.2016 Tech

Lensbaby has announced the upcoming release of the Twist 60, a metal-bodied non-tilting lens that captures a sharp subject with a swirly blurred background and enhanced vignette. “Twist 60 embodies our love of old lenses and their unique ways of helping photographers discover creative possibilities,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby co-founder and chief creative officer. “True to an 1840 design by Joseph Petzval, this lens reveals striking separation between subjects and their background, a... Continue Reading >

Slice of life

April 2016 issue Tech

Lensbaby composer Pro II and Edge 50 OpticAmong photographers who enjoy creative exploration outside of their camera manufacturer’s lens lineup, Lensbaby products have attracted a large and loyal following. I always have them packed in my car in their own bag and available for when I see opportunities to create something different.The Lensbaby system comprises a lens and associated optics. The lens is not a lens in the conventional sense but rather a device that mounts on the camera body... Continue Reading >