Summary: Cool little lens, can be a bit tricky and throws my eyes off after using for too long. You have to be very careful on even the slightest movement or the image won't come out. Fun to play around with for stills but I can't use it for action.
Excerpt: This is a fun addition to my kit....little bit of a learning curve, though once I got the hang of finding the sweet spot, I got some great results. Still lots to learn....excited to experiment. And as always, B&H Customer Service ROCKS!
Excerpt: I first used this lens in college to do some tilt shift time lapse. I got spectacular professional results! You have to manually place the aperature in, but that's not a big deal overall. It's a nifty lil lens for a little price.
Summary: I bought the Lensbaby for my partner, who is a professional photographer. She really enjoys doing artistic work, and this definitely allows her to put a new twist on your adventures. I know she enjoys it and has had no complaints. Would definitely suggest to both professionals and amateurs looking to add some artistic elements to their work.
Summary: Great for artsy and experimental photography. Requires patience and practice to get the knack of using it. I used a 35 mm film camera for years in the pre autofocus days, so manually focus is something I'm used to, but if you've ever only shot with auto focus cameras this will be quite an adjustment for you. The aperature rings are annoying and one needs to be sure one doesn't loose any.
Excerpt: I love this lens. Mostly use it for my own personal work but also can make for great images during portrait sessions. Great how it holds itself in place after adjusting. Also very easy to change the aperture rings.
It's a strange lens. Takes some getting used to ...
23 July 2014
Summary: It's a strange lens. Takes some getting used to. By far the cheapest way to get into selective focus photography. Construction is acceptable, especially considering the price. Magnetic aperture disks are a clever idea, but be prepared to lose them.