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Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic

B&H # LELBOSF MFR # LBOSOFT
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Product Highlights

  • 50mm
  • Multi-Coated Optical Glass Doublet
  • Magnetic Disk Aperture System

You Pay: $88.20

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The Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic creates a velvety soft image perfect for portraits, flowers, landscapes, or any subject that needs a soft touch. Soft Focus has a look that is evenly soft throughout the image without the sweet spot of sharp focus created by the Lensbaby selective focus optics. You can vary the amount of softness by changing the aperture disks.

Simply use your optic swap tool to pop out your installed optic and drop in the Soft Focus optic. To control the degree of softness, change your aperture by touching the tip of your Magnetic Aperture Removal Tool to the aperture disk and lifting it out. Then drop a new aperture disk into the front of the lens.

50mm focal length
Multi-coated optical glass doublet
Magnetic disk aperture system allows aperture range of F/2 to f/22
Includes 3 special multi-hole soft focus aperture disks
Degree of softness controlled by changing the aperture disks
Compatible with the Composer, Muse, and Control Freak
Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • 3 x Special Multi-Hole Soft Focus Aperture Disks
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    LensbabySoft Focus Optic
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Macro photography (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    4.0

    Does give "soft glow" look to images

    By SFBayShooter

    from SF Bay Area

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Best Wlow-contrast Light
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Soft Glow Look

    Cons

    • Aperture Rings Clumsy
    • Manual Exposure Only
    • Manual focus only

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

    I've only had this a couple of weeks. It does give a soft glow look to images, especially with larger apertures like f/2.8 and f/4.0. Haven't yet figured out a use for the multi-hole rings. Accurate exposure seems to a trial-and-error process, especially when not using live view.

    The manually-inserted aperture rings and magnet seem clumsy to me, and easy to lose too.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    dreamy

    By cameragirl

    from Hickory, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

        Love the soft focus optic for creating special dreamy effects.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        lensbaby soft focus optic

        By Chris

        from New York, N.Y.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portriats
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

          Just got it, but it is already my favorite Lensbaby acc. It leaves the center sharp while softening the edges of your shots much like the old glamour shots of days gone bye.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Too Early To Tell

          By Alibi

          from Detroit, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Artistic Character
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Range Of Results

          Cons

          • Finding Focus Sweet Spot
          • Take Time To Learn

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Portrait

          Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

          Bought soft focus optic with composer pro. Have used it a little. Playing with aperture rings. Have not fully gotten a shot I'm pleased with. As I said, probably have not used it enough yet.

          It is easy to swap in and out of composer pro.

          Have found more success with other optics and am gravitating toward those...double glass and sweet 35.

          Overall, not giving up on it. Just too early to tell/review.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect product !

          By Marcos Rudi

          from São Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

            It's a must for all photo artist. The images are great. Soft Focus is the perfect way to discover a new universe of touching shots.

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            5.0

            great addition to the lensbaby system

            By mumbler

            from Melbourne, Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Street
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

              Provides an interesting creative option for the LB system that would be difficult to emulate in photoshop.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Where have you been?1

              By NeilVan

              from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flora
                • Flowers
                • Garden

                Comments about Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic:

                The effect from this optic is exactly what I have been looking for. Absolutely stunning and worth every penny! Lensbaby customer service is also very good, something I thought I should mention.

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