Excerpt: Honestly, this lens is awesome. I am not a "gear head" so I can't tell you that this lens is amazing at whatever whatever, but it is just genuinely fun to play with and has produced some exciting and unique images. Manually focusing the sweet spot isn't the easiest thing in the world, and takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's just a blast to play with.
Excerpt: Really a fun lens. Allows you to be creative with ordinary shots and isolate your subject in a unique fashion. I really enjoy the potential of this lens and think anyone looking for something new to try to be more expressive with their photography should get this lens.
Summary: Even simple subjects look great with this lens, but I especially love the portraits I have taken with it! Fun to experiment with and I am loving the added atmosphere I can create with a simple tilt.
Excerpt: Very well constructed. Nice to have a fully manual lens again. Helps me to slow down and think about the image I want to create. Love the selective focus ability and the smooth bokeh this lens creates.
Excerpt: I bought it fully aware that is fully manual. Something I have yet to master. But I am in love with the creative possibilities for it. I only use it for still so can´t tell about moving objects.
Excerpt: Often a great shot is complicated by "busy" surroundings. The selective focus area of this lens solves the problem nicely and saves post-photo processing. The very wide F/2.5 opening helps a lot with low-light photographs.
Excerpt: The Lensbaby does take more time to compose a shot but that's part of the fun. Yes, it does take a bit of practice to find the sweet spot but once you do, you can get some beautiful shots. I found that it helps inspire creativity, which has made me excited about shooting again. I'm a bit old school when it comes to photography so I use manual mode to shoot.
Excerpt: I had hesitated to purchase any Lensbaby thinking that I would tire and not be very creative with a blur in all my photos. Well it seems that I underestimated this little gizmo. I love the blur and color I get in my photos and video. The sharpness is awesome as long as you are able to remember to keep your diopter centered, remember this is a manual lens. Definitely money well spent. I am looking forward to other lenses.