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Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon)

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You Pay: $279.95
Product Highlights
  • Enhanced Ball & Socket Selective Focus
  • Interchangeable Optics System
  • Multi-Coated Optical Glass
  • Manual Focus
  • Pre-installed Double Glass Optic

The Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon) is part of the Lensbaby series of SLR lenses, and offers the same spectacular special-effect results. The refined and enhanced Composer Pro has an all-metal ball that gives you a more exact, 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 Double Glass Optic is a hybrid between a bellows camera and a tilt-shift camera. It allows for selective focusing with SLR cameras. It will bring one area of a photo into sharp focus, surrounded by gradually increasing blur. Effects like blurring, glowing highlights, and subtle, prismatic color distortions can all be achieved without software manipulations. 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 Double Glass Optic, which provides the sharpest focus in its range. It offers a tack sharp sweet spot, with minimal diffusion at all aperture settings.

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.
The lens aperture can be changed (f/2 to f/22) by inserting one of the supplied different sized aperture discs.
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 50mm
Filter Size 37mm
f/Stop Range f/2-f/22
Minimum Focus Distance 18" for Double Glass Optic used with Composer Pro
Tilt Composer Pro: 0-17.5°
Length Double Glass Optic: 1.37" (3.5 cm)
Maximum Diameter Double Glass Optic: 1.75" (4.44 cm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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LensbabyComposer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon)
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (3)
  • Nice bokeh (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Great Creative Possibilities

    By Ganandalf

    from Alexandria, LA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

      This is a high quality creative lens that allows you to use focus as a creative element by moving your focus point wherever you want it in the image.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Lensbaby creativity

      By PhotoFrankel

      from Sacramento

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

        Solid feel yet light enough to give you a free feeling to explore the creative side of photography

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        • No

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        5.0

        Challenging - but loads of fun

        By James

        from Dubai

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

          You have to toally rethink your approach with these - but a load of fun. It takes a while to begin with but you get some crazy images out of it.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Don't waste your time or money.

          By wmwmtr

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Lens Creep

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

              This is a toy at best and not for serious photography. This is gimmicky, has lens creep and inconsistent performance. Don't waste your time or money, just buy a Tilt-Shift lens.

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              5.0

              Composer ¡YES!

              By Blopa

              from Buenos Aires; Argentina

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Lens Creep

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

              I bought a Composer some time ago for my Canon 40D and now another one for a friend with Nikon because I love the CHANGE Composer made on my photos. Freedom to express myself in new and umpredictable ways.
              I love my Composer.

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              5.0

              Luv it!

              By The Duchess and The Rabbit Photography

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

                I was a little skeptical since the price is so reasonable. Because, I truly would like a Nikon 35mm tilt shift, but totally out of my budget at the moment. Tried building my own tilt shift and failed miserably. Took it out to the beach today and was amazed. Results were similar to some Max Wanger shots. Pretty freakn' excited to edit them in photoshop and see what happens. Also, waiting to get the 35mm insert when it comes back in stock. But, the 50mm is pretty sufficient. Look for examples soon on my blog: [@]

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                5.0

                What a Kick!!!

                By Old Guy

                from Placerville CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fosters creativity
                • Fun to use
                • Original pictures

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Any And everything
                • Baby pictures
                • Dogs
                • Flowers

                Comments about Lensbaby Composer Pro With Double Glass Optic (For Nikon):

                I had debated about buying this lens, thinking it might be just a toy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
                I bought it mainly to photograph my great-grandson and on a recent visit had the opportunity to try it out. I got some beautiful and unattainable pictures with any other lens. The blurring of the surrounding background makes the subject leap to the viewers eye.
                On the plane ride home I was editing my pictures and the lady next to me saw one of the pictures and said-It looks like a painting!
                I haven't figured it completely out yet as when I tilt after focusing I have trouble getting it refocused on the subject but that is my lack of expertise, not the lens. I will add another Lens Baby to gear in the future.

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