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8.6 out of 10

Lensbaby Lensbaby 3G

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Overall 10
10

Opens a whole new chapter in your photographic experience!!!

klkspecialties, Ebay
10 May 2012
  • Summary: You just can't convey to anyone how much fun you can have with this lens. People say "you're kidding, right"? No, I'm not!!! If you have any "creative juices" in you at all, this lens will bring it out!!! Once you master the controls, you're on the way to a very unique area of photography - one you will surely enjoy. As the saying states - "Try it, you'll like it".
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Overall 8
8.0

Lensbabies 3G - great tool for creative pictures!

levin-v, Ebay
17 August 2009
  • Summary: Lensbabies 3G for Canon EF - is a great tool for creative pictures! It makes sharp the chosen target but blurs everything else on picture in a nice way. One of the main features of this lens that you can make yourself the form of diaphragm (heart, star, cross, square, and etc). The other feature that you can fix desired view with three metal posts (not as with lensbabies 2.0 or MUSE).
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Overall 6
6.0

Lensbaby for Nikon

Carol Schilansky "Nature Photographer", Amazon
8 May 2009
  • Summary: This is more fun than technically useful. The fine tuning takes a lot of work to arrive at a commercially usable product. I had fun taking flower closeups and baby face closeups. It is an expensive toy, in my opinion.
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Overall 10
10

Useful for your creative arsenal

Scott Valentine "Adobe Community Professional..., Amazon
1 May 2009
  • Summary: The review above by C. Zimmerman covers most of what you need to know about the mechanics of this lens. Note that I am reviewing this particular lens, but the new version is called the "Control Freak", and has removable center optics. This version has a fixed lens element in the center of the bellows.
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Overall 10
10

Fun!!

Douglas Castaneda, Amazon
6 February 2009
  • Summary: Altough you can get the same effect with PS, this lens is a good choice to have a lot of fun!
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Overall 10
10

A large "upward" step in playing around.

colcam, Ebay
5 December 2008
  • Summary: The Lensbaby depended on your holding it in place, somehow, to get the picture. This meant that no shot was truly repeatable at another time, another place. This new version updates the design by using spacer rods to hold the position of the lens, allowing you to shoot timelapse, for example-- making a fun to play with toy even more fun. Highly recommended.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing tool! Incredibly useful.

Justin T. Lowery "Justintosh", Amazon
29 May 2008
  • Summary: I bought the Lensbaby 3G from Amazon a month or so ago. Since I've received it, I can't say I could be more pleased. This thing is awesome! It's so easy to use (in spite of what you may think from looking at it), and I can focus it on just about anything almost instantly. It's so easy to focus that I can grab shots just as easily as if I'd had an autofocus lens on my camera. Stuck with a boring background, and need to make a creative portrait?
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Overall 10
10

A FUN lens that takes you back to photography's roots

Anthony M. Faaborg "Keep Reading", Amazon
9 January 2008
  • Summary: The Lensbaby is a few ounces of pure fun, that will COMPLETELY take you back to those days when you were a photographer walking around LOOKING for things to shoot! The Lensbaby will allow you to go back to the time when you considered framing, planes of focus, composition and converging lines, depth of field, shutter speed and f-stop, and MANUAL focus, all before you pressed the shutter.
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Overall 10
10

More fun with my Lensbaby!

Gadget geek, Amazon
29 October 2007
  • Summary: The other review goes into a lot of technical detail. I just wanted to add that the Lensbaby is FUN! It adds a new dimension to my photography, is enough of a challenge to make the results rewarding and is definitely a way to mix it up when you want to. I love my 18-200 Nikon VR lens but this is a great complement. I don't use the locking feature very often so you could probably get the 1st or 2nd gen versions and have just as much fun. But the 3G does look very cool.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it says, more of a toy than pro lens.

C. Zimmerman "train nut, shutter bug, compute..., Amazon
1 August 2007
  • Summary: This is a review of the 3g lensbaby that has all of the info in I wish I had before I bought mine. If I had this info I would still have bought mine, but I might have waited a little. First, a little about what I take pictures of. If all you care about is the lens itself, skip this paragraph. I shoot anything and everything.
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