Excerpt: Great fun creating selective focus macro close-ups. Exposure is guessed at, and set manually, as AV aperture priority on your camera body does not work with this lens. A fixed, round iris of f/5.6 gives pleasant bokeh. Setting shutter speed and/or changing ISO determines exposure.
Excerpt: Very useful. Though I could get the same results by going 'old school' and just smearing some vaseline on the lens' UV filter but the Lensbaby gives me OH! so much more control. Very pleased with the results!
Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Very Easy To Adjust
Excerpt: Pretty easy to use, just read the quick start booklet that comes with it and you'll be shooting with it in no time. I do have to say once you learned how it works you can make some grate images with it. I've spent my time so far playing with the leaves and other objects around my house.
Excerpt: I received my Spark 50 to use with my D7000 and I was extremely,yet happily surprised with this lens. Yes, it is all plastic but quite well constructed. The biggest surprise is how easy it is to construct a picture and while I would have liked a more convenient way to focus rather than using the...
Excerpt: Playing with selective focus has been really fun with this lens. I took it out immediately to the high line after picking it up at B&H and got some really interesting shots which I wouldn't have been able to capture with a traditional lens.
Excerpt: Bought this for my father-in-law but got one for myself. I use the product for recreational photography. The creativity that you are able to achieve is definitely enjoyable. It can be a bit difficult to get acquainted with, but when you get a hang of the lens, you will be on your way.