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Which Lensbaby


Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2021 12:51PM
I've never tried any Lensbabies yet - which would be best for lovely bokeh but nothing extreme?
do I need an attachment for my Canon 60D?
KateGrin
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
2 Jan 2021 1:19PM
My personal favourites are the 2.0 and 3g but these have long since vanished from the shelves.

If you just want a bit of tilt with more focus, blur and bokeh control a simple tilt adapter and old manual legacy lens will do, tilt adapters are cheap about 20 quid and old 50's can be picked up for as little as a fiver.

Adapters like these

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj2B6P_NB3w


https://www.amazon.co.uk


I use both methods.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2021 1:28PM
Thanks, Paul - the Lensbaby are very expensive.
Maybe your solution would be best.
KateGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2346 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2021 1:32PM
As a general point, once you have looked through a Lensbaby you will never see the world in quite the same way again...
There's an excellent book, Bending your Perspective, by Cory Hiltz. My copy is out on loan at the moment (along with my Composer), but from memory it includes examples from all the variants that were available as at date of publication, 2010. Of course there have been a lot of developments since then, but it will still give an idea of the range of effects and uses that Lensbabies offer. It includes contributions from several EPZ members, past and present.
Last time I looked, Amazon had second hand paperback copies available.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
2 Jan 2021 4:03PM

Quote:Thanks, Paul - the Lensbaby are very expensive.
Maybe your solution would be best.
KateGrin



Yes a tilt adapter is a good cheap solution, they are available for most camera mounts and almost any lens system, also being an adapter you can choose to fit what ever focal length you like.
russellsnr 16 246 England
3 Jan 2021 9:57AM
Hi, If not allowed please remove.
I have quite a few Lensbaby bits I used with Canon 70D but have moved to Sony now if you are interested I can take images and place in the for sale section.
Composer Pro with double class optics, Plastic Optic, macro converters and a few more, as I say if interested please let me no and I will take images. Any concerns please view russellsnr on Ebay UK and the Talk Photography web site.
Thankyou.
Russ

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