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Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F

B&H # LELC35ON Mfr # LBCP35N
You Pay: $341.80
Product Highlights
  • 35mm Selective Focus Optic
  • Enhanced Ball & Socket Selective Focus
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm Adjustable Aperture
  • 4 Multi-Coated Elements in 3 Groups
  • 46mm Front Threads
  • Precise Control for Selective Focus
  • Interchangeable Optics System
  • Manual Focus
  • Pre-Installed Sweet 35 Optic

The Lensbaby Composer Pro With Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F is part of the Lensbaby series of SLR lenses, and offers the same spectacular special-effect results. However, the refined and enhanced Composer Pro gives you ultra-smooth focus and tilt control and will retain its position after being bent, which makes it easy to use even with one hand. Simply tilt the lens to a desired angle and then focus with a traditional barrel focusing ring.

The 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 your selective focus photos--just rotate the dial on the front of the optic to quickly change the size of your in-focus "sweet spot". This is the widest focal length of any Lensbaby selective focus optics--the Sweet 35 also has close-focus capabilities. The lens can be bent off-center in any direction for different results.

The Composer Pro is compatible with the Optic Swap System--a line of different "optics" that can be interchanged with the Muse and Composer versions. This provides artists with an almost unlimited variety of looks and styles to capture their unique visions.

The Composer Pro comes supplied with the Sweet 35 Optic.

No electronic communication is possible between the camera and the lens. All operation is strictly manual. Automatic light metering is possible by shooting in aperture priority mode for almost all digital and film SLR camera bodies.
12-blade diaphragm adjustable aperture.
High-quality optic with 4 multi-coated elements in 3 groups.
The Composer Pro features a unique manual focus design which requires more rotation to move the optic as you approach infinity. This makes it easier to focus on objects at intermediate and distant depths than regular manual focus lenses.
Type Manual focus, low dispersion, high refractive index, multi-coated optical glass doublet
Focal Length 35mm
Filter Size 46mm
f/Stop Range f/2.5-f/22
Groups/Elements 4 multi-coated glass elements, in three groups
Diaphragm Blades 12-blade internal aperture, controlled by a dial on the front of the optic
Minimum Focus Distance 7.5" for Sweet 35 Optic used with Composer Pro
Tilt Composer Pro: 0-17.5°
Dimensions Composer Pro: 2.25 x 2.5 x 2.5" (5.71 x 6.35 x 6.35cm)
Sweet 35 Optic: 3.5 x 3.5 x 5" (8.89 x 8.89 x 12.7cm)
Weight Composer Pro: 4 oz (113.4g)
Sweet 35 Optic: 6.56 oz (186g)
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F
  • Composer Pro
  • Sweet 35 Optic
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Microfiber Bag
  • Microfiber Lens Cloth
  • User Guides
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    LensbabyComposer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F
     
    4.4

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Nice bokeh (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Macro photography (4)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Amazing Creative Lens

      By Paola

      from Brazil

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Manual Focus

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

      I bought it fully aware that is fully manual. Something I have yet to master. But I am in love with the creative possibilities for it. I only use it for still so can´t tell about moving objects.

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      4.0

      Great lightweight tool for every bag

      By Rizzo Media Factory

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative Effect
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Requires practice

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

      I am primarily an architectural and fine art photographer and this tool has been great to have at my disposal from time to time. Though it is a one trick pony, my clients have enjoyed seeing a few images with this selective focus lens in their galleries. Because it is so lightweight, I bring it everywhere and there is no sacrifice for weight or space in the bag.

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      5.0

      As expected

      By EliseM

      from Puyallup, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

      After reading about the double glass and the sweet 35, my choice was this. I'd rather have the ability to change f/stops by the lens, instead of inserts; to me, the money is worth not having to carry around the f/stop inserts and mess with them.

      Since this is an all manual lens, the meter within the camera says nothing about the exposure settings (which is fine)! If you want to be sure about what you're exposing, maybe takin a light meter with you works; of course since we're in the digital age, testing by shutter release is no big deal.

      I will say that the amount of light in the viewfinder varies with each f/stop. Be prepared to take a few extra seconds to ensure sharpness in the right spot when it gets darker, no matter how bright it is outside.

      I think the easiest way to keep from tightening and loosening the tilt lock is to keep it just tight enough so that you won't have to support its weight while focusing, but loose enough so that you can shift the sweet spot without taking your eye from the viewfinder.

      All in all, it's a great little lens, but does take some practice. :)

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      5.0

      A great way to expand your creativity!

      By Wenmei

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Lifestyle
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

        I'm a portrait and event photographer, and the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic gives me another tool in my bag to create unique and expressive photos. It does take a bit to get used to the focus, but when you nail it, it's phenomenal what you can do! (I have found that using an eyepiece magnifier helps me with the focus.)

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        3.0

        Fun if you like manual focus

        By sevenlege

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

          It is fairly straight forward to use and doesn't have a cheap plastic feel. If you are comfortable with manual focus, you will like this lens. However, It is difficult to get sharp focus on subjects more than 8ft away. I consider this a specialty lens, and when used moderately, it can be a nice touch. Same goes for a fisheye. This isn't something that will stay on your camera body all day.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes you a thinker and a creator.

          By Rock n' Roll Ron

          from Michigan

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Learning curve
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

          I rate this product with 5 stars, that's if you know photography. I don't feel that it's a lens for someone that doesn't understand how to shoot manually.
          There is a bit of a learning curve with this lens. You don't just take it out of the box and do neat stuff. It takes practice.

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          5.0

          Good!

          By sunny120976

          from New York

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

              Great product - better than expected and worked perfect for the shots we were trying to get.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              New Favorite Lens

              By skidd58

              from Seattle, WA

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Tough To Attach

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

              The Lensbaby Composer Pro has become a new favorite in my camera bag. After seeing an example of tilt-shift photography, I had to be able to shoot my own and this product fills the bill. I purchased it together with the Sweet 35 Optic which allows you to change the aperature size on the lens, rather than having to change\ing one of the aperature rings that comes with the double glass optic.

              Oh sure, you can go into a software editing programming and create this type of photography by altering your images, but I'm "old school", and when you combine the ability to switch out with some of the other creative lens elements, along with it solid construction, it makes for a powerful tool.

              I had read in some previous reviews that the lens felt light, I didn't find this to be true, rather that it feels solid and the build qualitiy is outstanding. The only footnote is that changing out the elements is a bit tricky until you get the hang of it.

              I heartily recommend this lens for all you "creative types" out there.

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              3.0

              Creative but can be difficult

              By AK

              from CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Performs as advertised
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Some learning curve

              Best Uses

              • Creative portraiture
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Productfood shots
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for Nikon F:

              played with the lens, looking for a new creative outlet. Utilized it on informal "practice" product shots that my friend immediately wanted to buy. Have also used it on a wedding shoot with some very nice and lovely effects however, I need to practice more with the lens; trying to maintain the "sweet spot" location after a shift may get difficult under faster paced shooting or low light situations. Possibly more of an operator issue rather than product but I'm still hashing that out. Does what it says it does; and largely performs the way I expected it perform. Really like the lens. Just need the practice....

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