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LensbabySweet 35 Optic
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Nice bokeh (8)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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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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    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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              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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                  • No

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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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                    • No

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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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