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Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount

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Product Highlights
  • 50mm Lens with Fixed f/5.6 Aperture
  • Sweet Spot Selective Focus Lens
  • Multi-coated Optical Glass Doublet
  • Compatible w/ Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Compatible w/ Lensbaby 37mm Lenses
  • Focus from 13" (33 cm) to Infinity
  • Manual Focus
  • Fits Canon Mount DSLRs

The Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount from Lensbaby is a fun and affordable introduction to the world of Lensbaby optics and will set you on your way to experimental, creative and gorgeous selective focus photography. The Spark tilting lens body and selective focus optic makes images with a rounded area of focus with one "sweet" spot of ultra sharp focus surrounded by a gradually more and more blurred out-of-focus zone. The effect of this lens creates a dreamy feel with a unique sense of beauty that allows the viewer to really embrace the in-focus aspect of the photo, whether it be a person's eyes or hands or a flower's petal, and then to sense the gorgeously out-of-focus or dynamically motion-blurred background.  

The lens body is all-plastic making it very light but the lens itself is a multi-coated glass doublet: two coated lenses combined to reduce reflections and offer sharp focus. The aperture is fixed at f/5.6 and the prime focal length is 50mm, a great length for portraits and general photography. The lens is manual focusing only, which is actually ideal given that you should select your point of focus with precision, and the minimum focusing distance is 13" (33 cm).

Compatible with all Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses and with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, the Spark is a great way to start your foray into the creativity afforded by Lensbaby lenses and accessories.

Sweet Spot Selective Focus
The Spark 50mm lens precisely focuses on one point within the frame creating a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur.
Multi-Coating
The Spark's two optical elements are multi-coated to allow increased light transmission, contrast and reduce ghosting.
Focus Distance
The Spark can focus from a minimum of 13" (33 cm) to infinity. It is a 50mm lens with a fixed f/5.6 aperture.
Compatibility
This Canon mount lens is compatible with all Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses and the Lensbaby Optic Swap System of interchangeable creative effect optics.
Manual Focus Lens
Spark lens focuses manually with a turn of the soft plastic body.
Mount Canon
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Fixed f/5.6
Focus Distance 13" (33 cm) to Infinity
Lens Coating Multi-coated
Focus Type Manual Focus
Front Filter Thread Size 37 mm
Dimensions (LxHxD) 3 x 3 x 3" (7.62 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm)
Weight 3 oz (85 g)
Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount
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    LensbabySpark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount
     
    4.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easily interchangeable (8)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Nice bokeh (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Macro photography (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This is Fun!

      I like the ability of the Spark to shift the focus point, and the colors of my images have been so rich. Frankly I couldn't spring for the original more expensive Lensbaby models,...Read complete review

      I like the ability of the Spark to shift the focus point, and the colors of my images have been so rich. Frankly I couldn't spring for the original more expensive Lensbaby models, and when I saw this at such an affordable price I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. I am hooked.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great first LensBaby

      I give it three stars.
      Reason the build quality is ehhhh, very plasticky and the lens bellows are thin.
      But it does exactly what it's advertised to do. Would try...Read complete review

      I give it three stars.
      Reason the build quality is ehhhh, very plasticky and the lens bellows are thin.
      But it does exactly what it's advertised to do. Would try not to over use it on shoots the effect is the same pretty much every photo. For the price I'm very sastified if I had payed over 100$ I would be upset I bought it.

      I used it for a fun lens option at a wedding. Didn't find it on my camera to much I just was to cheesed out by the effect.

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      5.0

      Fun Fun Lens

      By Redpaw52

      from La Grange NC

      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

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

        Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

        I have read about Lensbaby a few years ago but kept putting it off to buy one,and since i have the Spark 50mm its been much fun to used on my Canon 40d and great pictures.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fun lens

        By Andy

        from Boston, Ma

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

            I was looking for a fun lens to spice things up a bit but I didn't want to pay an extrordinary amount of money for it. This lens was exactly what I was looking for. Easy to use out of the box but plenty of opportunity to master. Built cheaply but that's what I paid for. Great effects, but 1 dimensional, again, I could have paid more for a broader range of effects but wanted to try this first.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Fantastic Prosuct

            By Afagundes

            from Sao Paulo brazil

            Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

            This lens give you a fantastic latitude of experimental images you wouldnt imagine!
            Even the plainest subjects can become more interesting with it

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            3.0

            fun

            By Jennifer

            from St Louis, MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                It is not meant to be a high end lens. It does what it says it does, and I have fun shooting with it!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great fun

                By Sean

                from Chicago

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Weak Casing

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                The effects are fun, it's a killer deal, and it's amazingly easy to use. Construction is not very tough, and it feels pretty plasticky. But I don't mind, because it produces great images and it's really fun to use.

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                • No

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                5.0

                YES, the Lensbaby Spark!

                By Dana

                from Chicago

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                    Excited to receive the Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount by Lensbaby. Lens seems to be very well made. Instructional videos are well done and super helpful. Will take some time to get use to how the Lensbaby Spark, holding the camera/lens differently, etc.
                    As always, B&H provides excellent customer service!!!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Lens baby

                    By Ctano88

                    from Oxnard, CA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Focus
                    • Tough To Attach

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                    Haven't mastered it yet but it is fun to play with some cool shots!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love It!!!

                    By Jen Parsons

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Tweensseniors

                      Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                      I ordered this lens to try some fun shots for my tween/senior clients. I really love it so far and so do my clients. I share 2-3 of the low res shots from their session for them to use on social media with my branding of course...

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Great first LensBaby

                      By Spank!

                      from Truckee CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Trendy

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light
                      • Weak Casing

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                      I give it three stars.
                      Reason the build quality is ehhhh, very plasticky and the lens bellows are thin.
                      But it does exactly what it's advertised to do. Would try not to over use it on shoots the effect is the same pretty much every photo. For the price I'm very sastified if I had payed over 100$ I would be upset I bought it.

                      I used it for a fun lens option at a wedding. Didn't find it on my camera to much I just was to cheesed out by the effect.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Cool little lens

                      By jmalls

                      from Cleveland

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                        Great lens for the price. I chose the Spark because I was interested in trying a Lensbaby lens but didn't want to invest too much. I would say for the money it was a good addition to my bag.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Fun get out and play lens!!!

                        By The Kid Journalist

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fun
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Street photography
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                        What a fun little lens! I didn't jump on the lensbaby band wagon early enough! It just gives you a new way of looking at things which is exactly what I needed. It's been so long since I have just taken my camera out with me on the street to record life around me. I feel like a photo student again!!! I missed that wonder and excitement about if and how something is going to turn out. I must take this on portrait and wedding shoots! I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a new and re-energized view in their photography. I needed it. I mean I love what I do, don't get me wrong. But I used to love just going and taking pictures of anything that caught my eye. I haven't done that in so long and now I am doing it again since I got this :)

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This is Fun!

                        By C47

                        from Santa Fe NM

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Tough To Attach

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                        I like the ability of the Spark to shift the focus point, and the colors of my images have been so rich. Frankly I couldn't spring for the original more expensive Lensbaby models, and when I saw this at such an affordable price I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. I am hooked.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Simply wonderful little optical wonder

                        By Jack

                        from Suny Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Creative
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                        • Lock If Cnsistent Pics

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens for Canon Mount:

                        Little Lensbaby Spark cost half price of previous cheapest model, wonderful Muse. Basically Spark and Muse work and look the same. Except Spark will work with limited accessories. Fun factor is to the roof. Basically every picture is different. Pictures are not as sharp as from typical lens, but creative distortion, ability to blur just part of the picture is just another creative level you can add work. Spark costs around $, way below cost of any new lens. Except for super tele lens, costing me a lot more, Spark is able to change how your pictures look. Lensbaby Spark is a great way to start tilt shift abilities in your work. I strongly recomend this little wonder to anyone!

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