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Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic

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Product Highlights

  • 80mm f/2.8-22
  • Adjustable Rounded 12-Blade Diaphragm
  • Focus Amount Controlled by Aperture
  • Tilt Direction Controls Focus Placement

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The Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic is an 80mm f/2.8-22 flat field optic with an adjustable 12-blade aperture. This optic is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with a Lensbaby lens body to give you a slice of sharp focus, surrounded by soft blur. The size of the in-focus region varies depending on the aperture and the location of it can be modified by the degree and direction of tilt. The selective focus effect produced is especially desirable for close-up photography, as this lens can focus as close as 17" / 43.2cm when fully extended.

This optic is composed of 5 multi-coated glass elements within 4 groups and the 12 rounded aperture blades produce an extremely smooth bokeh. It is compatible with the Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout, and Control Freak lens bodies (Not compatible with the Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras).

When used in conjunction with a Lensbaby lens body, this optic can provide a controllable sliver of focus surrounded by a smooth, out of focus border.
Size of selective focus region is controlled by the aperture; location of the region can be modified by tilting the lens.
Rounded 12-blade aperture creates a smooth bokeh and is controlled by a dial on the front of the optic.
Focus as close as 17" / 43.2cm when lens is fully extended, in macro mode, and tilted.
Compatible with the Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout, and Control Freak lens bodies (Not compatible with the Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras).
46mm front filter threads allow compatibility with Lensbaby Macro Converters, but do not work with 37mm accessories.
Focal Length 80 mm
f/Stop Range f/2.8-22
Minimum Focus Distance 17" / 43.2 cm
Elements/Groups 5/4
Number of Aperture Blades 12
Filter Diameter 46mm
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic
  • Front and Rear Caps
  • Storage Case
  • Optic Removal Tool
  • Microfiber Lens Cloth
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    LensbabyEdge 80 Optic
     
    4.7

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Durable (12)
    • Nice bokeh (11)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Easily interchangeable (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (11)
    • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Macro photography (8)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    All it is advertised to be

    I bought this lens specifically for the miniaturization effect you can get with a tilt-n-shift lens but without the hefty price tag. I was not disappointed. After a couple dozen shots or so I...Read complete review

    I bought this lens specifically for the miniaturization effect you can get with a tilt-n-shift lens but without the hefty price tag. I was not disappointed. After a couple dozen shots or so I was able to get the desired effect. This seemed to work best with objects that are in the distance.The lens is a light compared to other lenses I use and the manual focusing wasn't a problem until small apertures are used. The image can get kind of dim. As manual settings are required. The TTL light metering is inaccurate.The macro focusing ring is nice as well.The only reason it didn't get 5 stars are two things:1) Build design. I'm using this with a Lensbaby Composer Pro. The process for swapping it with other Lensbaby products is a little nerve wracking. I thought I was going to accidentally rip the thing out of the Composer. Considering what a bargain the lens is I may just get another Composer body and leave it permanently attached.2) With a 1.6x factor on small frame cameras, this is really a 128mm lens. I knew this before buying it. Its just a prime focus lens when it comes down to it. Composition may be tricky.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lensbaby flat field 80mm optic

    This is a flat field optic (no sweet spot) which allows variable focus over the entire field of the image. At 80mm it works well for unusual portraits, with creative focus out of...Read complete review

    This is a flat field optic (no sweet spot) which allows variable focus over the entire field of the image. At 80mm it works well for unusual portraits, with creative focus out of the camera, and also for other sorts of selective focus techniques. Automatic functions are not available and no data are passed between lens and camera. Accordingly, aperture information will not be recorded with the picture. There is something of a learning curve here as it is not intuitively like conventional lenses.

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    4.0

    Overpriced but fun

    By Apsphoto

    from Glendale, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Be Fun To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Relatively Good Optics

    Cons

    • Contrsuction Is Weak
    • Ergonmoics Are Poor
    • Optics Could Be Better
    • Overpriced

    Best Uses

    • Creative Shot
    • Lots Of Bokeh
    • Portraits
    • Shallow DOF
    • Special Effects
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

    I have had a love/hate relationship with the Lensbaby products. I have seen some great pictures with them, very creative, but I think the product itself is way overpriced for what you get. That said the Edge 80 is probably the best and most useful of the lenses. It is relatively decent optics with some versatility and you can get creative with tilting with the Lensbaby.

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    • No

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    5.0

    LOVE the Edge 80!

    By Lindsey

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Tough To Attach

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

      When B&H had the lensbaby sale (buy composer pro & sweet 35, get edge 80 free) I HAD to jump on it. I've been wanting both of these lenses for a while & this was the perfect opportunity for me to try each of them. I LOVE the edge 80! Changing out the lenses can be a little tricky, so watch the how to videos if needed. I love how small the LB are & how I can just throw them in my bag & go. Definitely recommend for more creative shots!!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great for portraits

      By Dave

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

            This lens is great for portraits. The selective focus can guide the viewer to the spot you want in focus which is great when you have your models face in focus and blur out any distracting elements in the background. A slight tilt can create a background of abstract color that can make your subject pop out in the photo. I am looking forward to using the miniature effect that I have seen others use with this lens. It's nice being able to change apertures without having to remove an aperture disk.

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            5.0

            Edge 80 Optic Gives me an Edge!

            By PhotoSpydie

            from Buckeye, AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

              I have been using Lensbaby optics with the Composer Pro for some time. The introduction of the Edge 80 Optic gave me a whole new capability for creative expression. The Optic feels sturdy, well made and yet easy to put in and remove from the Composer Pro. My goals was to use it for portraits and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I find that it is easy to set the aperture, adjust the shutter speed and make very minor adjustments in focus around the sweet spot so common in the Lensbaby system. I also noticed that it takes very little tilting to get a very nice blurred bokeh, much less than with the Sweet 35, for example. As with all Lensbaby optics, this is not the best approach for kids IF they are running around because the time taken to manually focus means you might lose a good shot. But bribe them to stay still and you will certainly smile at the result.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Wonderful product

              By Ginette

              from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                Great addition to the lensbaby system. Easy to use, great 'tilt-shift' effects and great price. Love the fact that you can adjust the aperture instantly; no more discs to play with. You won't be disappointed!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                All it is advertised to be

                By John

                from Allentown, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                • Weak Casing

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                I bought this lens specifically for the miniaturization effect you can get with a tilt-n-shift lens but without the hefty price tag. I was not disappointed. After a couple dozen shots or so I was able to get the desired effect. This seemed to work best with objects that are in the distance.The lens is a light compared to other lenses I use and the manual focusing wasn't a problem until small apertures are used. The image can get kind of dim. As manual settings are required. The TTL light metering is inaccurate.The macro focusing ring is nice as well.The only reason it didn't get 5 stars are two things:1) Build design. I'm using this with a Lensbaby Composer Pro. The process for swapping it with other Lensbaby products is a little nerve wracking. I thought I was going to accidentally rip the thing out of the Composer. Considering what a bargain the lens is I may just get another Composer body and leave it permanently attached.2) With a 1.6x factor on small frame cameras, this is really a 128mm lens. I knew this before buying it. Its just a prime focus lens when it comes down to it. Composition may be tricky.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Lensbaby optic

                By Phil

                from Seattle

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                    Excellent addition to my Lensbaby system. A very effective tilt lens way cheaper than a $$$$ tilt/shift lens from Canon. Nice and sharp.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Lensbaby flat field 80mm optic

                    By David

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creative Effects
                    • Creative Focus
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                    • Inexpensive construction
                    • Learning curve
                    • Weak Casing

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                    This is a flat field optic (no sweet spot) which allows variable focus over the entire field of the image. At 80mm it works well for unusual portraits, with creative focus out of the camera, and also for other sorts of selective focus techniques. Automatic functions are not available and no data are passed between lens and camera. Accordingly, aperture information will not be recorded with the picture. There is something of a learning curve here as it is not intuitively like conventional lenses.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Magnificent

                    By Fred

                    from Santa Cruz

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                      lovely optic well made (lensbaby standards). make sure you look up the instructions on removing it. It is quite different from the other optics.

                      lovely optic with beautiful OOF rendition and clean and crisp selective focus areas.

                      the built in macro mode is nice too.

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                      4.0

                      Fun and creative!

                      By S. Roth

                      from Braselton, Georgia

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                        This lens allows me to add creativity to my trade. it offers a fresh element to my work and gives me an edge for my clients.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for creative minds!

                        By Amanda

                        from Gainesville, fl

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Creative
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                          I was getting bored with regular lenses and this and the lens baby composer are great alternatives! So much fun

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          lensbaby edge 80 optic

                          By chris

                          from New York,N.Y.

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                            this optic is a great addition to the lensbaby line, it's perfect for shooting portraits.With the Edge 80 you can achieve beautiful dreamy shots of your subject( you decide where the in focus portion of your picture is placed). plus with this optic you can easily set your aperture-right on the lens barrel.Opens up a whole new world of photography!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            What Fun!

                            By Coop's Mom

                            from Anchorage, AK

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                              The Edge 80 and Lensbaby system takes some getting used to but I am loving the added creativity to my photos. If you are used to using the "auto" setting on your camera, you'll have a greater learning curve but keep at it and you'll be rewarded with fantastic photos from new perspectives.
                              My photos had become boring and routine. The Edge 80 is, in a word, fun and I look forward to my photography trips again.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Lensbaby Edge 80

                              By photo_mom12

                              from Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                I'm a hobbyist photographer and love this lens for creative portrait work.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                I love it!

                                By AES

                                from Phoenix, AZ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                  Great addition to the Lensbaby Creative Effects Kit.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Creative and wonderful !

                                  By Amanda

                                  from Hailey, ID

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                    I use this lens for everything from taking portraits to landscaping. I've been experimenting and love how the photos turned out. You can get so creative with it. So far I loooove it!

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Optic!!

                                    By andre

                                    from Oklahoma

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                      This is such a simple and easy to use lense. It takes a little while to get used to the focusing but once you get it its great! Its almost as if you can take a photo of anything and it turns out amazing!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Lens Baby Edge 80

                                      By marvelus1

                                      from Boca Raton, FL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Nice Bokeh

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portrait

                                        Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                        An excellent portrait lens. Just the right focal length wit the ability to create selective focus

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great effects

                                        By Roxi

                                        from Bethlehem, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Difficult To Change Out

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                          I love this optic. The first thing I noticed was it's weight, it felt as if it had substance and balance. I also appreciate the ease of changing the aperture on the optic, and the look of the images I taken with this optic. It is easy to put the Edge 80 into the composer, but I have found swapping out is a bit difficult. It feels too tight and the first couple of times I was afraid it was stuck.I love the effect of the tilt Lensbaby optics give the images and I appreciate the effect the process has had to slow me down and really work to achieve the look I want instead of shooting multiple shots quickly and moving on.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By Bobbyphoto

                                          from NJ

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Photography
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                            I use this lens for fashion/beauty work and LOVE IT! The lens is beautifully sharp, and, when used with the Composer, has yeilded awesome results.

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