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Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights
  • Scout Mount with 12mm Fisheye Lens
  • Focuses From 0.5" to Infinity
  • Compatible with Lensbaby Optic Swap
  • Creative Flare Effect
  • Smooth Manual Focus Mechanism
  • Removable Disk Aperture System, f/4-22
  • Aluminum Build
  • For Use with Nikon F Mount

The Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F not only delivers a unique fisheye extreme wide-angle view of the world, it throws in a couple of other fascinating creative options. The 160° angle of view will generally produce a circular image nearly surrounded by black with a full-frame camera, and black in the corners of the image with an APS-C sensor camera. Not only do you get extreme depth of field due to the ultra wide-angle view, but the Scout with fisheye will focus to as close as 0.5" from the lens, for truly incredible macro photos. Using the included aperture disks, you can select an aperture from f/4 to f/22. On top of that, you can use the lens flare that appears when the lens is pointed towards a bright light source as another creative resource.

This is the first Lensbaby lens that doesn't bend, so the fisheye image is always perfectly centered in the frame. Best of all, the Scout mount is compatible with all other Lensbaby Optic Swap elements (all available separately), so you can remove the fisheye lens and have access to the entire range of creative photographic effects available from Lensbaby.

12mm fisheye lens with mount that's compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap system
Focuses from 0.5" to infinity
Smooth manual focus mechanism
Creative flare effect fills border around image circle with colors from bright light sources in the photo
Straight in and out manual focusing
Removable disk aperture system
Aluminum body with exceptional build quality
For use with Nikon F mount
Filter Size N/A
f/Stop Range Maximum aperture of f/4, aperture disks that range from f/5.6 to f/22
Minimum Focus Distance 0.5"
Angle of View 160°
Groups/Elements Six multi-coated glass elements
Length 2.28" (5.79 cm)
Maximum Diameter 2.61" (6.63 cm)
Weight 8 oz (226.8 g)
Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F
  • Scout
  • Fisheye Optic
  • Aperture Kit
  • Microfiber Bag
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    LensbabyScout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F
     
    4.5

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Consistent output (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Low light (3)
      • Macro photography (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      So Much Fun!

      I admit that I am a Lensbaby fanatic. And this is a great addition to my other Lensbaby lenses and accessories. I would buy this again in a heartbeat!

      I...Read complete review

      I admit that I am a Lensbaby fanatic. And this is a great addition to my other Lensbaby lenses and accessories. I would buy this again in a heartbeat!

      I did say that the con is no autofocusing, just in case potentional buyers are not aware of the limitations of Lensbabies. I don't consider it a real negative at all.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Solidly built, but a bit disappointing

      I've used the Scout with my D600 to take some close up shots of flowers, but have only owned the Scout Fisheye for a couple of weeks. It does give an interesting perspective,...Read complete review

      I've used the Scout with my D600 to take some close up shots of flowers, but have only owned the Scout Fisheye for a couple of weeks. It does give an interesting perspective, but on my full frame camera, the field of view is relatively small - like the far end of a tunnel. Focusing action is smooth, but if you aren't used to manual focus, it may be frustrating. Compared to other lens baby products I've looked at, the build is well made. Changing the aperture disks is fairly easy to do. My issue with the scout is that I wasn't impressed with the shots I made with it. This is either my lack of practice with it, or difficulty in using the product - or both. And the relatively small circular image, surrounded by a large dark vignette, was a big letdown. Perhaps on crop sensor cameras, the impression is different. And the 'fisheye' effect isn't so pronounced as I expected.

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      4.0

      Union Square

      By Citymoon26

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

      Great lens if once you get the manual focusing down pat. Recommend using smaller aperture. This was shot with 5.6.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Sweet and cheap

      By JGD

      from NYC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

        Manual focus okay!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Really fun lens

        By Terence

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fun
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Abstract
          • Artistic
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

          Lens is a lot of fun and & inexpensive.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love it.

          By Rose

          from Easton, pa

          Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

          Enjoy this fisheye. Looking forward to more lensbaby products.

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          5.0

          Fun little toy

          By Peter

          from Stockton, CA.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

            Took advantage of the rebate to get this lens. Its a fun toy to play with, you can get some great photo effects.Easy to use even though you manually change a disk in it to change your aperture. Focuses really close. A lot of fun!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Inexpensive fisheye

            By Joe

            from Maryland

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                  Intersting little low-tech, low-priced, fisheye lens. I'm having fun with it.

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                  5.0

                  Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F

                  By Photo Guy

                  from New jersey

                  Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                  The Lensbaby Scout and Fisheye Lens prove to be a positive match-up for the creation of Fisheye images with a dreamlike quality.
                  Both the Scout and Lens are crafted from top grade materials and should provide many enjoyable years of photo-making.
                  Also, the Scout offers interchangeability with the rest of the Lensbaby Element Collection, allowing for a multitude of creative possibilities.

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                  3.0

                  Solidly built, but a bit disappointing

                  By Dr. Curt

                  from Guam, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing Output
                  • Huge Vignette
                  • Manual Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                  I've used the Scout with my D600 to take some close up shots of flowers, but have only owned the Scout Fisheye for a couple of weeks. It does give an interesting perspective, but on my full frame camera, the field of view is relatively small - like the far end of a tunnel. Focusing action is smooth, but if you aren't used to manual focus, it may be frustrating. Compared to other lens baby products I've looked at, the build is well made. Changing the aperture disks is fairly easy to do. My issue with the scout is that I wasn't impressed with the shots I made with it. This is either my lack of practice with it, or difficulty in using the product - or both. And the relatively small circular image, surrounded by a large dark vignette, was a big letdown. Perhaps on crop sensor cameras, the impression is different. And the 'fisheye' effect isn't so pronounced as I expected.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Scout Super Easy

                  By JimSaid

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                    I already have the Composer Pro and just wanted to get the fish eye lens insert. Lensbaby had bundle to include the Scout for $[$]less so I got. Love the fish eye, just what I expected and wanted. But the Scout was an unexpected find. Many times I don't need or want to adjust the perspective on the Composer. Yhe Scout just makes life easier.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    GREAT FISHEYE

                    By Jake

                    from Huntington Beach

                    Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                    For what this lens is, IT IS AMAZING, TACT SHARP, INEXPENSIVE ALL AROUND FUN TO SHOT WITH!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    So Much Fun!

                    By Cindy M

                    from Oakton VA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • No autofocus
                    • No Metering

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                      I admit that I am a Lensbaby fanatic. And this is a great addition to my other Lensbaby lenses and accessories. I would buy this again in a heartbeat!

                      I did say that the con is no autofocusing, just in case potentional buyers are not aware of the limitations of Lensbabies. I don't consider it a real negative at all.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      What fun

                      By CF

                      from Perth West Aus

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Street Scape

                        Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                        I have always wanted a fisheye but paying the $ and lugging a nikon one around for the rare use stopped me. Both issues solved with this cute little guy. I have to get used to changing out the aperture disks but sticking with a f11 suits most purposes anyway :)Also this works great for IR photography, no hot spots.

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                        4.0

                        Excellent Purchase

                        By LA

                        from Lexington, KY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                            This is a good way to get a cheap fisheye lens. The picture quality was better than I expected.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Nice, Super Cool and Useful

                            By Steve Berger Photographic

                            from Cincinnati, Ohio

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Night Photography
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Lensbaby Scout Fisheye Lens for Nikon F:

                              This is my first Lensbaby and I love it. Easy to use. And the aperature discs make all the difference Manual focus for more control.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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