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LensbabySweet 35 Optic
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Nice bokeh (9)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Weddings (7)
  • Macro photography (6)
  • Low light (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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No More f Stop Disks with this baby

Nice addition to the "optic swap" system. Very easy to use with the on board f stop adjustment. Dial in the f stop,,,tilt to place the sweet...Read complete review

Nice addition to the "optic swap" system. Very easy to use with the on board f stop adjustment. Dial in the f stop,,,tilt to place the sweet spot,,,focus and shoot. I also find the 35mm focal length to be pretty useful for many photo opps.

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met expectations

Have used the product without any issues

Have used the product without any issues

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ultimate in lensbaby lenses.

By JoJo

from Reno

Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

This is such a great addition to my lens baby composer. I find that I am using this more in the recent days for its creamy effect. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an additional effect for the bag.

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4.0

More practical than the 50mm Optic

By mfd14534

from Western NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

I use the Lensbaby Composer on my Canon and also Micro 4/3 (with adapter). The 35mm focal length is more useful for me. The adjustable aperture is much more practical than the drop in apertures of the 50mm.

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  • No

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4.0

Quite different experience

By Angie

from Queensland Australia

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

      I have only used this sweet 35 optic for a few times, taking flowers in an arrangement. I love the Composer Pro itself with the ease of changing aperture and focus, but in saying that, it is still quite a steep learning curve to get the focus spot-on. As there is no electronic communication between the lens and the camera body, the challenge is to totally manual focus.

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      • No

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      5.0

      mas fácil que el 50mm

      By Edgar

      from Guadalajara, México

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Lens Creep

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

      I decided to go for the sweet 35 because my lens hardly used baby by the difficulty to be changing the diaphragms and not so easy to focus in manual mode. This new lens has the advantage of bringing their diaphragms through leaves and is very easy to switch, so the 35mm focal length and makes the compositions are simpler approach

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      5.0

      Fun with Lensbaby

      By photogirl

      from sacramento, ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

        This optic continues to bring out the creativity in my photography. I paired it with the macro converters for some of my flower shots.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Lens Baby Upgrade

        By Alibi

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Portrait

        Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

        A lens baby upgrade that should be considered. Well built, easy to use.

        Adds art and character to shots. Sweet spot is clear.

        Only issue is that it is tricky to swap with other Lensbaby optics. Once you learn the trick, becomes easier.

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        • No

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        5.0

        A Nice Addition

        By Jerry

        from Boulder, CO.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

          I have used lensbaby products for years. This makes life easier when using their products. It is a lot faster than using the magnet to change the aperature. The optic unit performs well and is worth every penny.Only drawback is that the macro set I have doesn't fit this optic.

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          • No

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          3.0

          met expectations

          By looking for the prefect image

          from princeton nj

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

            Have used the product without any issues

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Sweet!!!

            By JC59

            from Vancouver, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Weak Casing

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

            Using this lensbaby sweet 35 for Senior portraits. Not a very solid stop at the f-stops, but it works. Like most Lensbaby stuff it is minimalist fun.

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            • No

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            4.0

            simplifies aperture change

            By DiveDocMD

            from Virginia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Simple to add to device

            Cons

            • Loose attachment

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

              I use the Sweet Optic with my Lensbaby composer for artsy, narrow field of view images. The Sweet Optic simplifies aperture adjustment. Previously had to use magnetic tool to remove one aperture disc and replace with another. Now its a simple as rotating the aperture ring. Downside is that the optic seems a bit loose in the composer. Would have preferred a tighter fit.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Makes Life Easier

              By Old Guy

              from Placerville CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                Love the Lensbaby Composer Pro but hated the changing of the discs to change aperture. Now with the Sweet 35 Optic it makes life much easier. Great addition to the Lensbaby line.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sweet 35 optic is fast and easy to use

                By Coral

                from Kingman, AZ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                  I'm using my Sweet 35 optic with my Composer and Scout. Makes changed aperture so much faster. I love my lens baby and use it for portraits and weddings.

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                  5.0

                  Worthwhile addition if a Lensbaby fan

                  By FPS

                  from Halifax NS

                  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

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                    We love our Lensbabies. But it's not super convenient to change apertures with magnets and rings. This is a useful addition/correction to an existing set of lenses. I imagine that in the future the next phase will be for them to include this within the LB itself...but for now and for people who already own a Composer, it's ideal

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent add-on ti the Lensbaby system

                    By Larry

                    from Union, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Cost

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                    This was a great add-on to my lensbay system. The sweet 35 adds a great flare to my pictures and is a great creative look.

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                    4.0

                    Interesting but not much more

                    By Travis

                    from Lexington, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light
                    • Slow Focus
                    • Tough To Attach
                    • Weak Casing

                    Best Uses

                    • Misc
                    • Selective focus

                    Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                    I recently purchased a Lensbaby so that I could experiment with alternative types of portraiture, and found the optics that game with it to be acceptable but not much more than that.

                    With this optic, the lensbaby has become a reasonable option for me (when compared with lenses like the Sigma 50 1.4 and the Nikkor 35 2.0) The quality of the image and the convenience of not aperture disks make this a good lens for doing some selective focus work.

                    It in no way will replace tilt-shift lenses (I work with the Nikkor 85 pc-e usually) but it does have its own niche.

                    If you want to explore the realm of selective focus and maintain some image quality, I would recommend this optic.

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                    5.0

                    Lensbaby did it again!

                    By BushidoPhoto

                    from Florence, NJ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                      This is the coolest Lensbaby product to date in my opinion! I like the ability to be able to change the aperture on the fly and in combinination with the composer pro or muse, this lens optic is a must have for anyone who doesn't want to spend a ton to get the tilt-shift look with great image quality. This lens is so much fun! The 12 blade aperture creates amazingly smooth bokeh too.

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                      4.0

                      Versatile - but....

                      By denman

                      from Nanaimo BC Canada

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Ease of Use
                      • Time saver
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Does not accept accessory

                      Best Uses

                      • General use

                      Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                      This product eliminates the awkward changing of f-stop discs. The downside is that it does not accept accessories such as wide angle or telephoto lenses so one has to swap the optic out for one that does.

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                      5.0

                      No More f Stop Disks with this baby

                      By JoePag

                      from Ambler PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic:

                      Nice addition to the "optic swap" system. Very easy to use with the on board f stop adjustment. Dial in the f stop,,,tilt to place the sweet spot,,,focus and shoot. I also find the 35mm focal length to be pretty useful for many photo opps.

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