Reviews and Problems with Lensbaby Muse with Plastic Optic
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8 April 2013
Summary: I purchased this optic for use with my Lensbaby Composer, and it's probably my favorite optic. I used to have an add on fisheye for my 18-55mm kit lens, but when I upgraded cameras, I no longer had a lens I could use it with. The only drawback is that you can't zoom like you can with the add-ons, but the image is much nicer, and it's still a lot of fun to play around with.
Summary: I was hesitant about this purchese. I didnt think that there could be much quality in this kind of lens. the photos are fairly sharp at f8+. this is the kind of "stlye" they were going for. the only issue is that the lens has to be centered. a little off and there are black around the edges (crop) on a full frame its a little circle.
Summary: Previous to this, I owned a cheap opteka fisheye attachment. I expected this to be superior...but it really isn't. I was a little disappointed. (I use it on the composer & i have the double glass optic & 80 optic- I like those optics more & rarely switch out for my fisheye).
Summary: I didn't want to spend $600 on a fisheye lens, and I wanted a Lensbaby Composer anyway, so I bought this to go along with it. It's probably not as great as some $600+ fisheye lens, but to me it's more than good enough for the money. Using this with a composer, though, means that you're usually going to want to center it in the frame which is a bit of a pain to do.
Summary: I was eagerly searching for an affordable fisheye lens for my Canon 40D after seeing some friends really do excellent work with this type of lens. With this Fisheye Optic installed, my LensBaby Composer ( View Product ) has been transformed from an occasional toy lens to a utility lens that I want to use every single day. It's important to know that this fisheye optic does not reproduce the typical LensBaby radial blur patterns..
Summary: Build and optical quality are as good as any of my optional Lensbaby optics, I just found this one to be a bit less utilitarian than their other optics. I think what bothers me about it is the extreme vignetting that makes the central subject difficult to really see unless the image is blown up pretty large. Admittedly this is somewhat subjective to the users vision though, because someone might be able to take this and make amazing photos, it just didn't spark my muse.