Posts Tagged ‘Lens Baby’

Call for Entries: Lensbaby

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Lensbaby announced today that they are making an open call for photographers to submit their best images created using a Lensbaby lens for a chance to be published in the new book Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective by Lensbaby Guru and author/photographer Corey Hilz. According to Lensbaby, “Due out from Focal Press in the summer of 2010, Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective will feature lots of ‘how to’ and inspirational content, along with galleries of Lensbaby photos by some of the foremost Lensbaby photographers in the world.”

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Photographers can submit two images for consideration via www.lensbaby.com/getpublished and can change their photo selection at any time during the submission period. Submissions will be accepted until 6pm, PST, December 31, 2009, so get to work shooting with Lensbaby optics, which are always fun and offer major creativity boosts.  Also, look out for a review of the new Lensbaby Composer & Optic Swap System in the next issue of Digital Photographer by DP Editor, Lynne Eodice.

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Lensbaby Announces Fish Eye & Soft Focus Optics

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At the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Lensbaby announced two new additions to the Optic Swap System: the Fish Eye Optic and Soft Focus Optic. “With the introduction of these new optics, Lensbaby is moving beyond the realm of selective focus to offer photographers a Creative Effects SLR lens system, with 6 different optic options. The Fisheye and Soft Focus Optics, unlike earlier Lensbaby optics, do not feature a sweet spot of focus,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby President and Co-Founder.

Read on after the jump for more information on the new optics from Lensbaby and to see additional sample and product images.

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Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic

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Lens Baby 3G

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It Stays Bent!

by Jeff Dorgay

If you’ve ever seen one of those really cool selective focus shots that wasn’t done in Photoshop and wondered how to pull it off, chances are really good it was shot with a Lensbaby. I can’t think of another photo accessory that’s taken the market so by storm in the last 10 years! No matter what you like to shoot, the Lensbaby will add another dimension to your photography. Much like the front element of a large format camera, the Lensbaby 3G is a multicoated two-element lens that can bend around on a small bellows. This allows you to vary the area of selective focus at will.

The Lensbaby 3G is available in all popular SLR and DSLR mounts and costs $270. They even offer a larger version for Pentax and Mamiya 645 users for $390, so if you are a medium format shooter, you can also take advantage of the 3G. It is a fully manual lens and has no electronic connections at all.

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