Conclusion: The Lensbaby Composer Selective Focus SLR Lens is a specialty lens designed for photographers who are comfortable shooting under manual settings. Neophyte users should be aware of this fact but should not be afraid to try the Composer.
Pros: Solid build, Simple to use, Helps stir the creative juices
Cons: Expensive, Need to be able to manage manual DSLR settings
Excerpt: Having experimented with the Double Glass and Pinhole Optic, today I slipped the Plastic Optic into my Lensbaby Composer and headed out on my "go-to" Photowalk - Fort Brockhurst to Priddys Hard.Unfortunately the light was very grey and flat - typical overcast English Weather.
Excerpt: Over 3.5 years ago I reviewed the Lensbaby 2.0 - the second incarnation of the original Lensbaby that was created almost 6 years ago. The original Lensbaby was a 50mm f/2.8 single-element lens in a flexible “bellow” lens barrel.
Excerpt: What a cool system! One lens, five different "optic options" - Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic Optic, Pinhole and Zone Plate.Thats a very nice review. Thorough, and it shows how easy it is to use those thinglybits.
Excerpt: One thing I didn't explain in the video is which modes you can shoot in when using a Lensbaby Composer. With Canon's you can use Aperture Priority or Manual Mode, with most Nikon's you'll be shooting in Manual Mode, and most other SLR's will work in Aperture Priority Mode or Manual Mode.
The newest addition to the Lensbaby family is the easiest to use of all its siblings
Consumer Electronics Net
26 February 2009
Excerpt: As a professional photographer you know that part of your success depends on differentiating yourself from your competition. So I would like to introduce you to a new and interesting addition to the Lensbaby lineup of optics, the Composer.
Excerpt: Full Stops Obviously the sharp/blurred differential is increased by using larger apertures and the Composer can be opened up to f2.0. Well, when we say “opened up”, what actually happens is that the lens is used without any of the supplied aperture disks fitted.
Excerpt: Korzystając z letniego rozprężenia i niezbyt wielu sprzętowych premier proponujemy ciekawy wizualnie temat - obiektywy Lensbaby. Dzięki odchylaniu soczewek obiektywu możemy sterować płaszczyzną ostrości.