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Lensbaby .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses

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The Lensbaby .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens converts your Lensbaby's 50mm focal length to a super wide 21mm, while slightly shrinking down the "sweet spot". Specifically designed for compatibility with the Lensbaby Optic Swap system, this .42x lens is lighter and sharper than most other similar wide angle adapters.

37 mm threads, screws on the front of your Lensbaby
0.6X wide angle conversion lens
1.6X telephoto conversion lens
Macro element focuses from 2" to 3" away
Lensbaby .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Storage Pouch
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses
     
    4.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Macro photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cool effect

      This a cool addition to the lens baby family. The only down side is on film or full frame cameras. It makes the tilt shift unusable meaning the lens is so big that if...Read complete review

      This a cool addition to the lens baby family. The only down side is on film or full frame cameras. It makes the tilt shift unusable meaning the lens is so big that if you tilt or shift to move the center of focus you get the lens in the shot causing a servery vinyet.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Make that 50mm optic 21mm

      I use this to give me a 21mm lens when using the aperture-disk type Lensbaby optics. It's a good way to gain some wide angle creativity that we cannot otherwise get with Lensbaby optics...Read complete review

      I use this to give me a 21mm lens when using the aperture-disk type Lensbaby optics. It's a good way to gain some wide angle creativity that we cannot otherwise get with Lensbaby optics beyond their fine Sweet 35. The attachment works only with the optics that are controlled with aperture disks. It will not fit the Sweet 35 or Edge 80. Serious vignetting occurs with full frame sensors if one tilts the optic more than just a little.

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      3.0

      Make that 50mm optic 21mm

      By David

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Added Creativity
      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Limited Full Frame Tilt

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

      I use this to give me a 21mm lens when using the aperture-disk type Lensbaby optics. It's a good way to gain some wide angle creativity that we cannot otherwise get with Lensbaby optics beyond their fine Sweet 35. The attachment works only with the optics that are controlled with aperture disks. It will not fit the Sweet 35 or Edge 80. Serious vignetting occurs with full frame sensors if one tilts the optic more than just a little.

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      4.0

      Nice addition

      By Dave

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

        I have the Lensbaby Composer and wanted to be able to photograph wide angle and didn't have the Lensbaby Accessory kit to convert to wide angle so now with the Super Wide Angle I can photograph at 21mm and I find that I enjoy the optics like pinhole more now that I can take wide angle photos. I like using it with the Scout so I know it's centered since a slight bend with the Composer dramatically alters the sweet spot. So far I prefer having this lens centered to help with the focus. Even centered there's enough blur on the edges to draw the viewers attention to the center. It's great for macro, I am impressed by how close I can get.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Chromatic Aberration on edges

        By Troublemaker

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • cheap

        Cons

        • Chromatic aberratios
        • Lens Creep
        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

          Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

          The price is low but the quality of this lens is not good, It has a serious chromatic aberration on the edges, specially on high light areas. So far I haven't shot any good picture with it. Used it with double glass optic and soft focus with composer and scout.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Useful for a different look

          By Peter

          from Ontario, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual people shots
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

            This conversion lens screws into a Double Glass Optic or one of the similar optics. It is not compatible with the 'iris included' lenses like the sweet 35 or the Edge 80. It gives the same sort of effect that you would get with the Double Glass (or Single, Pinhole, etc) but with a wide angle view. Useful, but somewhat specialized.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great lens

            By liz

            from east tx

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

              I use this mainly for photographing my kids , it is easy and fun to use no complaints

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Highly recommended

              By Michey

              from Rome, Italy

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Traveling

                Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

                High quality and cheap prize.
                Vignetting effect if used on full format but interesting results. Cap included.
                Definitely a FUN lens!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                You need one of this

                By Marcos Rudi

                from São Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great picture quality
                • Sharp
                • Strong construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Art
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

                  Fantastic wide angle for the Lensbaby and a perfect addition for the Optic Kit and Soft Focus. Plus increase the Lensbaby filters diameter.

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                  4.0

                  Wide angle for lensbaby

                  By mumbler

                  from Melbourne, Australia

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

                    Provides 21mm for lensbaby. It works with all the optics. It is a bit finicky to screw it on.

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                    5.0

                    great addition

                    By d35i6n

                    from milwuakee wi

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

                      Works great and gives you a really wide view. FYI, if you shoot with a composer lens pushed to its furthest point, your image will get cropped by the curve of the lens (like a round fisheye look just on one side of your image). This can create some interesting treatments.

                      Also came with a nice little pouch for throwing it in your bag.

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                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Cool effect

                      By Nightwolf

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography

                        Comments about .42x Super Wide Angle Conversion Lens for All Lensbaby Lenses:

                        This a cool addition to the lens baby family. The only down side is on film or full frame cameras. It makes the tilt shift unusable meaning the lens is so big that if you tilt or shift to move the center of focus you get the lens in the shot causing a servery vinyet.

                        Share this review

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