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Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic

B&H # LES35O MFR # LBO35
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Product Highlights

  • 35mm Selective Focus Optic
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm Adjustable Aperture
  • 4 Multi-Coated Elements in 3 Groups
  • 46mm Front Threads
  • Precise Control for Selective Focus
  • Compatible w/Composer/Scout/Muse
  • Compatible w/Control Freak
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You Pay: $179.95

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Lensbaby's Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm optic with a 12-blade diaphragm and adjustable aperture (f2.5-f/22) that gives you unprecedented precision control over the "sweet spot" of focus in your selective focus photos. This is the widest focal length of any Lensbaby selective focus optics--the Sweet 35 also has close-focus capabilities. It's part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. Use it with the Lensbaby Composer, Scout, Muse, or Control Freak lens body--just rotate the dial on the front of the optic to quickly change the size of your in-focus "sweet spot".

12-blade diaphragm adjustable aperture for unprecedented control over selective focus
High-quality optic with 4 multi-coated elements in 3 groups
Compatible with Lensbaby Composer, Scout, Muse, and Control Freak lens bodies. Not compatible with Composer with Tilt Transformer or current 37mm Lensbaby accessories
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture 12-blade diaphragm adjustable aperture
Aperture Range f/2.5-f/22
Groups/Elements 3 groups with 4 multi-coated elements
Filter Size 46mm
Dimensions 2.5x2.5x3.5" (6.35x6.35x8.89cm)
Weight 4oz. (113.4g)

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LensbabySweet 35 Optic
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Nice bokeh (9)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Macro photography (6)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No More f Stop Disks with this baby

    Nice addition to the "optic swap" system. Very easy to use with the on board f stop adjustment. Dial in the f stop,,,tilt to place the sweet...Read complete review

    Nice addition to the "optic swap" system. Very easy to use with the on board f stop adjustment. Dial in the f stop,,,tilt to place the sweet spot,,,focus and shoot. I also find the 35mm focal length to be pretty useful for many photo opps.

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    met expectations

    Have used the product without any issues

    Have used the product without any issues

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    4.0

    More practical than the 50mm Optic

    By mfd14534

    from Western NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

          I use the Lensbaby Composer on my Canon and also Micro 4/3 (with adapter). The 35mm focal length is more useful for me. The adjustable aperture is much more practical than the drop in apertures of the 50mm.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Quite different experience

          By Angie

          from Queensland Australia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

              I have only used this sweet 35 optic for a few times, taking flowers in an arrangement. I love the Composer Pro itself with the ease of changing aperture and focus, but in saying that, it is still quite a steep learning curve to get the focus spot-on. As there is no electronic communication between the lens and the camera body, the challenge is to totally manual focus.

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              • No

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              5.0

              mas fácil que el 50mm

              By Edgar

              from Guadalajara, México

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Lens Creep

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

              I decided to go for the sweet 35 because my lens hardly used baby by the difficulty to be changing the diaphragms and not so easy to focus in manual mode. This new lens has the advantage of bringing their diaphragms through leaves and is very easy to switch, so the 35mm focal length and makes the compositions are simpler approach

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              5.0

              Fun with Lensbaby

              By photogirl

              from sacramento, ca

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                This optic continues to bring out the creativity in my photography. I paired it with the macro converters for some of my flower shots.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Lens Baby Upgrade

                By Alibi

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Portrait

                Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                A lens baby upgrade that should be considered. Well built, easy to use.

                Adds art and character to shots. Sweet spot is clear.

                Only issue is that it is tricky to swap with other Lensbaby optics. Once you learn the trick, becomes easier.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A Nice Addition

                By Jerry

                from Boulder, CO.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                  I have used lensbaby products for years. This makes life easier when using their products. It is a lot faster than using the magnet to change the aperature. The optic unit performs well and is worth every penny.Only drawback is that the macro set I have doesn't fit this optic.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  met expectations

                  By looking for the prefect image

                  from princeton nj

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                    Have used the product without any issues

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Sweet!!!

                    By JC59

                    from Vancouver, WA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                    • Weak Casing

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                    Using this lensbaby sweet 35 for Senior portraits. Not a very solid stop at the f-stops, but it works. Like most Lensbaby stuff it is minimalist fun.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    simplifies aperture change

                    By DiveDocMD

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Simple to add to device

                    Cons

                    • Loose attachment

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                      I use the Sweet Optic with my Lensbaby composer for artsy, narrow field of view images. The Sweet Optic simplifies aperture adjustment. Previously had to use magnetic tool to remove one aperture disc and replace with another. Now its a simple as rotating the aperture ring. Downside is that the optic seems a bit loose in the composer. Would have preferred a tighter fit.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Makes Life Easier

                      By Old Guy

                      from Placerville CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                        Love the Lensbaby Composer Pro but hated the changing of the discs to change aperture. Now with the Sweet 35 Optic it makes life much easier. Great addition to the Lensbaby line.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Sweet 35 optic is fast and easy to use

                        By Coral

                        from Kingman, AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                          I'm using my Sweet 35 optic with my Composer and Scout. Makes changed aperture so much faster. I love my lens baby and use it for portraits and weddings.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Worthwhile addition if a Lensbaby fan

                          By FPS

                          from Halifax NS

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                            We love our Lensbabies. But it's not super convenient to change apertures with magnets and rings. This is a useful addition/correction to an existing set of lenses. I imagine that in the future the next phase will be for them to include this within the LB itself...but for now and for people who already own a Composer, it's ideal

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent add-on ti the Lensbaby system

                            By Larry

                            from Union, NJ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Cost

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                            This was a great add-on to my lensbay system. The sweet 35 adds a great flare to my pictures and is a great creative look.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Interesting but not much more

                            By Travis

                            from Lexington, MA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light
                            • Slow Focus
                            • Tough To Attach
                            • Weak Casing

                            Best Uses

                            • Misc
                            • Selective focus

                            Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                            I recently purchased a Lensbaby so that I could experiment with alternative types of portraiture, and found the optics that game with it to be acceptable but not much more than that.

                            With this optic, the lensbaby has become a reasonable option for me (when compared with lenses like the Sigma 50 1.4 and the Nikkor 35 2.0) The quality of the image and the convenience of not aperture disks make this a good lens for doing some selective focus work.

                            It in no way will replace tilt-shift lenses (I work with the Nikkor 85 pc-e usually) but it does have its own niche.

                            If you want to explore the realm of selective focus and maintain some image quality, I would recommend this optic.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Lensbaby did it again!

                            By BushidoPhoto

                            from Florence, NJ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                              This is the coolest Lensbaby product to date in my opinion! I like the ability to be able to change the aperture on the fly and in combinination with the composer pro or muse, this lens optic is a must have for anyone who doesn't want to spend a ton to get the tilt-shift look with great image quality. This lens is so much fun! The 12 blade aperture creates amazingly smooth bokeh too.

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Versatile - but....

                              By denman

                              from Nanaimo BC Canada

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Ease of Use
                              • Time saver
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Does not accept accessory

                              Best Uses

                              • General use

                              Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                              This product eliminates the awkward changing of f-stop discs. The downside is that it does not accept accessories such as wide angle or telephoto lenses so one has to swap the optic out for one that does.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              No More f Stop Disks with this baby

                              By JoePag

                              from Ambler PA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                              Nice addition to the "optic swap" system. Very easy to use with the on board f stop adjustment. Dial in the f stop,,,tilt to place the sweet spot,,,focus and shoot. I also find the 35mm focal length to be pretty useful for many photo opps.

                              Share this review

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