Oh, Lensbaby

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:29+00:00 September 24th, 2009|4 Comments

3939057818_0e1d52f07f_oCanon 5D, Lensbaby Composer, Double-Glass Optic, f/2.8

I have been lovin’ my Lensbaby Composer lately. I’m in the middle of a personal project with it right now, and trying to get better, and quicker, at using it. I plan on fully integrating it into my photography on a regular basis and so my goal is to master it.

For those of you not familiar with the Lensbaby, it’s a manual-focus lens that can “wobble” around to find a “sweet spot” of focus within your frame. (Check out their site here to learn more.) It takes some getting used to, but creates a really amazing effect once you get it down.

Also, here’s a quick tip on using your Lensbaby – once you have the basics down, if you want to get fast with it, try to photograph pets and children! They move really quickly and it’s very challenging to get them in focus … and trust me, it really does help! :)

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  1. myphotoscout September 24, 2009 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I can see why you love it. I have been contemplating if I should buy one or not, but I am almost sold.

  2. Derek Griggs September 24, 2009 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I have had my Lensbaby for about a week now. It is a lot of fun to play with, thanks for the tips!

  3. James Berghout September 24, 2009 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I’ve uploaded a few Lensbaby photos to iStock, and I’m waiting for approval or rejection. I’ve been working on a technique in photoshop to maximize the focus and minimize the noise. It’s a real trick with the Lensbaby. It will be interesting to see if they get accepted. Thanks for introducing me to the Lensebaby way back when… You’ve really inspired me.

  4. sbunting108 October 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    It look good I may purchase one when I have some spare cash thanks for writing about it.

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