Lensbaby Fisheye and Soft Focus Optics

Lensbaby Fisheye Optic and Soft Focus Optic

Lensbaby will be showing off its two latest optics for its Optic Swap System at PMA 2010.  The Fisheye Optic has a 12mm focal length that covers a 160-degree angle of view.  The Soft Focus Optic has a 50mm focal length and, as the name implies, offers a soft and diffused appearance.

Both new optics are compatible with the Lensbaby Composer and Muse lenses.  The Soft Focus Optic is also compatible with the Lensbaby Control Freak.

The Fisheye Optic carries a retail price of $149.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Soft Focus Optic carries a retail price of $89.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

Lensbaby Revamps Line

Lensbaby is changing up its line of bendable lenses, according to an announcement at Photokina. The company is also adding an entirely new lens, the Composer. The Composer relies on ball-and-socket twisting with a focusing ring, rather the bellows bend/focus system of older Lensbaby lenses. It also has an Optic Swap system, allowing you to swap the lenses inside the Composer for different options.

The Lensbaby original is being replaced by the Muse, which is mostly similar but will have the Optic Swap system. The Lensbaby 3G is being replaced by the Control Freak, also with the Optic Swap system.

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