Summary: I use this lens from close ups to scenics. With it's sweet spot of selective focus the lens leads me to interpret subjects in new original ways. There is always an element of surprise and using this lens teaches me to see things in a new creative light. Using this lens knocks me out of a rut and rewards me with the patience to discover a new perspective.
Summary: I found this very easy to use. It took only a matter of minutes to figure out how it warped the images. You can't use auto focus though. The camera can not read the lens. So if you have problems manually focusing this is probably not the camera lens for you. I found I would push in to focus and then move it around for the desired affect. Work initially in just the top, right, bottom and left to get the feel for the effect. Then experiment. Have Fun.
Summary: I use this lens mainly for outdoor portraiture. So far I love it and so do my customers! It does take some time to get used to how it focuses and how you adjust the settings but after that, it really is quite a lens. For such a low price, this lens should be in any photographer's arsenal. Whether you're a hobbyist or professional, there's no reason not buy this!
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Summary: It's a little tricky to use, but with practice it gets much easier. Also it's much easier stopped down. Don't mess with f/2 till you've figured out f/5.6. The dreamy quality of the pictures is wonderful, I don't know anything that can replicate it. It's so small and light you can take it anywhere. I'll always keep it in my kit.
Summary: I use this for, primarily, portraits and unique macro images. First and foremost: This is not your ordinary lens The lensbaby requires some getting used to. As long as you are ready to do some adjusting and playing, you will absolutely adore this wonderful little gadget. A four fingered focus approach is recomended (holding the camera with the fore fingers, pinkys and thumbs) and using the ring and middle fingers to adjust.
Summary: this lens is great for taking mystical/eerie photos. it can also be used to create photos with the illusion of speed, blurring whichever part of the background you need, while keeping the rest in focus. it's a lot of fun.
Summary: The lensbabies is one of those great tools that workskinda-sorta like a lot of different lenses (bellows, tiltshift, low-fi toy lenses, etc) but because of its own hybridnature, it stands alone in what its capable of, let alonefor the price you pay. While not quite as precise as its bigbrother (the 3.0), it's got a super easy learning curve, andsoon you'll be able to capture great images with lovelybokeh, surreal prismatic distortion, and that awesomeselective focus that...
Summary: This is such a cool lens. Definatly worth the 150 for the things that you can do with it. The only draw back is it takes time to change the apature since it's a ring you change out. The best thing about this lens is I can take shots that have a cool look that would have taken me forever to create in Photoshop and it would have never looked as good. I bought this before the newest one came out that lets you set the distortion, I would have bought that one.