Lensbaby Tips & Tricks: Optic Comparison

Wondering what the differences are between our best selling optics- Double Glass, Sweet 35 and Edge 80? Each image below was shot in the same exact spot to illustrate the different focal lengths and the unique effects. The first image was taken with a Nikon 50mm straight lens, shot at f/5.6. Scroll down the page to see all the fun effects you can add to an average shot to make it more interesting.

P.S…We really get excited when it snows in Portland. (Even if it melts a few minutes later.)

Below: Shot with the Composer Pro with Double Glass Optic at f/5.6. The Double Glass is a 50mm optic with a sharp spot of focus surrounded by dreamy blur on the edges. Use the magnetic aperture disks to change your depth of field and the size of your spot of focus. Simply drop your selected aperture disk into the front of the optic to change your aperture.

Below: Shot with the Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic at f/5.6. Notice the 35mm, wide angle of view with a sharp spot of focus and gradual blur. The Sweet 35 was our first optic to feature a 12 blade internal aperture system.

Below: Shot with the Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic at f/5.6. When you tilt the Composer Pro with the Edge 80 installed you’ll get a line of focus through your image. In this case you’ll notice the focus goes from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. The blur is very soft and the 80mm focal length gets you much closer to the subjects.

Remember that all these optics are interchangeable with our different lens bodies because they are all part of the Optic Swap System - providing tons of fun options for controlling depth of field. When shooting, there are no rules- experiment, get creative and have fun with your Lensbaby!

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