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Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic

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You Pay: $299.95
Product Highlights
  • 80mm f/2.8-22
  • Adjustable Rounded 12-Blade Diaphragm
  • Focus Amount Controlled by Aperture
  • Tilt Direction Controls Focus Placement

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
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Durable (11)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Nice bokeh (7)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (9)
      • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Macro photography (7)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best optic yet!

      This is the lens I've been wishing for for years! I've been a lensbaby enthusiast since they first came out, and have owned several generations. I currently shoot with a composer and own...Read complete review

      This is the lens I've been wishing for for years! I've been a lensbaby enthusiast since they first came out, and have owned several generations. I currently shoot with a composer and own the double glass, plastic and fisheye optics. The moment this one was released I knew I had to have it, and after shooting with it for a few weeks I can honestly say it has actually improved my shooting. I love that I have to step back and THINK about what I am doing and really compose and focus my shot. The out of focus areas have a wonderful dreamy look that I just love. The lens itself is very well made, and I love that I can change the aperture on the fly - no more magnets! Best optic ever from lensbaby.

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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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      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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      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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        • No

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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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            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.

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                  • 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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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              My new "secret weapon"!

                              By Mike

                              from Oakland, MD

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Poor in Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                              I am still experimenting with the Edge 80 but so far I love it! I am primarily a portrait/wedding photographer but I am using the Edge 80 for portraits and landscapes. Works great with my Canon 5Ds and 5D IIs. You must use it with a tripod but it's simplicity is great. The composer pro has opened up a whole new image style for me!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              New to the Lensbaby

                              By Thunder Island

                              from Maine

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Tough To Attach

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                              I just bought the Composer and the edge 80 optic and am having a lot of fun with it. Since I am fairly new to lensbaby products, it is taking me a little while to get used to finding the sweet spot but what little I have done so far is great. Very sharp in the sweet spot and dreamy in the background.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              love this new edge 80 optic!

                              By prana

                              from portland, or

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Beautiful effect
                              • Easily Interchangeable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                  love this. great affordable alternative to a real tilt-shift lens. tack sharp sweet strip. love the macro option. perfect smooth blur. easy to switch out with my sweet 35 optic.

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best optic yet!

                                  By DSnyder

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Portrait
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                    This is the lens I've been wishing for for years! I've been a lensbaby enthusiast since they first came out, and have owned several generations. I currently shoot with a composer and own the double glass, plastic and fisheye optics. The moment this one was released I knew I had to have it, and after shooting with it for a few weeks I can honestly say it has actually improved my shooting. I love that I have to step back and THINK about what I am doing and really compose and focus my shot. The out of focus areas have a wonderful dreamy look that I just love. The lens itself is very well made, and I love that I can change the aperture on the fly - no more magnets! Best optic ever from lensbaby.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Interesting optic at a reasonable price

                                    By Peter

                                    from Ontario, Canada

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic:

                                      This lens works as a tilt 80mm lens. It needs some practice as the plane of focus can be set over a wide range. It will not replace my Nikon 85mm PC-E, but it comes amazingly close for much less money.

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