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Lensbabies Launch Lensbabies 2.0

The new generation of selective focus SLR lens will join the original Lensbaby so users now have a choice of an f/2 aperture option or the original f/2.8.

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March 21, 2005, Las Vegas, NV - Today at the WPPI trade show, Lensbabies launched Lensbaby 2.0, a second-generation selective focus SLR camera lens, bringing brighter, sharper, and faster selective focus photography to professional and avid amateur photographers. Lensbaby 2.0 brings one area of a photo into sharp focus, with that sweet spot surrounded by graduated blur, glowing highlights, and subtle prismatic color distortions. Photographers can fluidly move the sharp area around the photo by bending the flexible lens tubing.

Lensbaby 2.0 features an f/2.0 aperture setting in addition to the Original Lensbabys f/2.8, f/4.0, f/5.6 and f/8.0. With Lensbaby 2.0, a photographer can control the size of the sweet spot of sharp focus by changing the apertures. The brighter the aperture, the smaller the sweet spot of focus and the greater the amount of graduated blurring in the photos surrounding area. It also features a coated, high refractive index, low dispersion optical glass doublet. Photographers will also find that Lensbaby 2.0 has minimal diffusion even at the f/2.0 aperture setting. Lensbaby 2.0 is available for sale now at for $150, in camera mounts for virtually all SLR camera bodies. It will be rolled out to specialty photographic supply stores starting in mid-April. Lensbabies continues to offer The Original Lensbaby for $96.

Lensbaby 2.0 specifications
Available mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Olympus E1, Minolta Maxxum, Olympus OM, Canon FD, Leica R, Minolta Manual, Sigma, Contax/Yashica, and Screw mounts
Focal Length: right around 50 mm
Focus Type: Manual, fingertip, actually
Optical element: coated, high refractive index, low dispersion optical glass doublet
Aperture Type: Interchangeable levitating magnetic apertures
Apertures: f/2.0, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8
Nominal Focus: approximately 18 inches
Maximum Focus: infinity and beyond
Minimum Focus: approximately 10 inches (achieved by pushing on the back of the focusing collar)
Size: 2.25" high x 2.5" wide
Weight: 3.6 oz.

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Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
We will add the UK prices when we get more info.
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
Price is 109.99

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