Lensbaby Composer Pro Launched

Lensbaby let the wraps off a new lens today – the Composer Pro.

The Lensbaby Composer Pro steps up its game with upgrades to the swivel ball and focus mechanism to make it (you guessed it) more “pro” oriented.  The new focus ring is a dampened fluid ring, which (according to Lensbaby) is more akin to pro-caliber lenses from conventional lens makers. [Read more...]

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic

Lensbaby has taken the wraps off of its new Sweet 35 Optic, which works in conjunction with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.  As the name implies, the Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm lens and features a 12-blade adjustable aperture.  The aperture controls is manually adjustable between f/2.5 and f/22 by rotating the front dial on the Sweet 35 Optic unit.

The Sweet 35 Optic is available for $180 from B&H Photo and Amazon.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Year-End Camera Deals at Amazon.com

Amazon is serving up several year-end deals on a number of products – including cameras and photography gear.

Lots more deals can be found on Amazon’s dedicated page for year-end camera deals.

Lensbaby System Bag

In case the name didn’t quite give it away, the Lensbaby System Bag is a custom bag that is designed specifically for the Lensbaby optic system.  It is compatible with all Lensbaby lenses and has additional pouches and sleeves for stowing memory cards or other accessories.

The Lensbaby System Bag retails for $39.95 and is available at Lensbaby.com and B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye

The Lensbaby Scout is a new manual focus lens that doesn’t bend like other Lensbaby lenses.  The new Scout, however, will accept all of Lensbaby’s optic swap modules, and comes with the fisheye module.  The Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye provides unique optical lens flare possibilities, along with extreme close focusing.

The Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye carries an initial retail price of $249.95 and is available in Canon, Nikon, Olympus 4/3, Pentax and Sony mounting options.  You can find the Lensbaby Scout at B&H Photo, Amazon and Adorama.

More details below. [Read more...]

Lensbaby Composer with Tilt Transformer

At Photokina 2010, Lensbaby announced the Tilt Transformer and Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras.

“The Tilt Transformer allows photographers to mount any Nikon® mount lens onto their Micro Four Thirds or Sony α NEX camera and tilt up to twice the amount of standard tilt-shift lenses, delivering photos that have a slice of focus through the image, bordered by a soft blur.” -Lensbaby

The Lensbaby Tilt Transformer carries a retail price of $250 and is available now for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and available in Q4 2010 for Sony NEX cameras.  The Composer with Tilt Transformer retails for $350.

Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Lensbaby / Kubota Photo Contest

First up, Lensbaby and Kubota have teamed up to create a Kubota Creative Tools Pak specifically for Lensbaby images.  And, as a result of this new partnership, Lensbaby is launching a photo contest aimed at rewarding the best use of Lensbaby Optics.

Big Lensbaby and Kubota prizes are being offered to the winners.  The contest ends August 6, 2010.  You can enter here.

Full details below. [Read more...]