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Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder's Collection for Sony E

Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder's Collection for Sony E

B&H # LELBOSFKSE MFR # LBOSFKSE

Key Features

  • Composer Pro II Lens Body
  • Sweet 35 and Sweet 50 Optics
  • Edge 35 and Edge 50 Optics
  • Optic Swap System Case and Lens Cloth
$79995
In Stock
Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder's Collection for Nikon F

Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder's Collection for Nikon F

B&H # LELBOSFKN MFR # LBOSFKN

Key Features

  • Composer Pro II Lens Body
  • Sweet 35 and Sweet 50 Optics
  • Edge 35 and Edge 50 Optics
  • Optic Swap System Case and Lens Cloth
$79995
In Stock

Lensbaby Optic Swap Founder's Collection for Canon EF

B&H # LELBOSFKC MFR # LBOSFKC

Key Features

  • Composer Pro II Lens Body
  • Sweet 35 and Sweet 50 Optics
  • Edge 35 and Edge 50 Optics
  • Optic Swap System Case and Lens Cloth
$79995
In Stock

Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Lens for Canon EF (Silver)

B&H # LEV2825CEFS MFR # LBV28SEC

Key Features

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
  • 1:2 Magnification, 2" Working Distance
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
$64995
In Stock

Holga Lens for Canon DSLR Camera

B&H # HOLCDSLR MFR # Z-860/EOS

Key Features

  • Yields Holgaesque Images
$1999
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Holga Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera

B&H # HOLNDSLR MFR # Z-880/NIK

Key Features

  • 60mm Lens
  • Mounts Holga Accessories to Nikon DSLRs
  • Creates a Holgaesque Image
$1995
In Stock

Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 Lens for Sony E

B&H # LELBTR28X MFR # LBTR28X

Key Features

  • Sony E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Fixed Aperture: f/3.5
  • Rotating Front with Three Optics
  • Selectable Twist, Velvet & Sweet Effects
$24995
In Stock

Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Lens for Nikon F (Silver)

B&H # LEV2825NFS MFR # LBV28SEN

Key Features

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
  • 1:2 Magnification, 2" Working Distance
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
$64995
In Stock

Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S for Sony E

B&H # THPHPSEMNT MFR # 001C-PS-00038

Key Features

  • Sony E Lens Mount
  • Focal Length: 11mm
  • Fixed 0.14mm Aperture
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
$6900
In Stock

Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S for Nikon F

B&H # THPHPSFMNT MFR # 001C-PS-00031

Key Features

  • Nikon F Lens Mount
  • Focal Length: 37mm
  • Fixed 0.26mm Aperture
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
$6900
In Stock
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Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S for Canon EF

B&H # THPHPSEFMNT MFR # 001C-PS-00029

Key Features

  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Focal Length: 37mm
  • Fixed 0.26mm Aperture
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
$6900
In Stock

Thingyfy Pinhole Pro for Canon EF

B&H # THPHPEFMNT MFR # 001C-PP-00027

Key Features

  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture Adjustment Range: 0.1-0.8mm
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
$12900
In Stock

Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S for FUJIFILM X

B&H # THPHPSXMNT MFR # 001C-PS-00042

Key Features

  • FUJIFILM X Lens Mount
  • Focal Length: 11mm
  • Fixed 0.14mm Aperture
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
$6900
Temporarily Out of Stock
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon RF (Black)

B&H # LELBV85CRF MFR # LBV85CRF

Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Inspired by Classic Portrait Lenses
$49995
In Stock

Lensbaby Soft Focus II 50 Optic

B&H # LELBSFIIO MFR # LBSFIIO

Key Features

  • Compatible with Optic Swap System
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Manual Focus and Aperture Control
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
$17995
In Stock

Lensbaby Edge 35 Optic

B&H # LELBE35 MFR # LBE35

Key Features

  • 35mm Selective Focus Optic
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • For Use with Additional Lens Body
$24995
In Stock

Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit for Sony E

B&H # LELBT28KX MFR # LBT28KX

Key Features

  • Trio 28mm f/3.5 for Sony E
  • 46mm Neutral Density 0.9 Filter
  • 46mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 46mm 8-Point Star Filter
$29995
In Stock

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic for Canon EF

B&H # LELBCP2E50C MFR # LBCP2E50C

Key Features

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Compatible with Optic Swap System
  • Metal Body with Tilt from 0-15°
  • Flat Field Optic Creates Slice of Focus
$39995
In Stock

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Canon EF (Black)

B&H # LEV56CANONEF MFR # LBV56BC

Key Features

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.6 to f/16
  • Singlet-Doublet-Singlet Optical Design
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
$44995
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Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF

B&H # LELBV85C MFR # LBV85C

Key Features

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Inspired by Classic Portrait Lenses
$49995
In Stock

Lensless Pinhole Body Cap for Canon EF

B&H # LEPBCCEOS MFR # PINHOLE BODY CAP CANON EO

Key Features

  • Plastic Body Cap with Drilled Pinhole
  • 0.01"-Diameter Pinhole in Brass
  • Approximate 2" Focal Length and f/200
$2900
In Stock

Lensless Pinhole Body Cap for Nikon F

B&H # LEPBCNA1 MFR # PINHOLE BODY CAP NIKON F/

Key Features

  • Plastic Body Cap with Drilled Pinhole
  • 0.01"-Diameter Pinhole in Brass
  • Approximate 2" Focal Length and f/200
$2900
In Stock

Thingyfy Pinhole Pro X for Sony E

B&H # THPPROXSE MFR # 001C-PX-00047

Key Features

  • Sony E Lens Mount
  • Focal Length: 18-36mm
  • Fixed 0.25mm Aperture
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
$15900
In Stock

Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Lens for Canon EF Cameras

B&H # LELBS45C MFR # LBS45C

Key Features

  • Canon EF-Mount Lens
  • Metal Body with Tilt from 0-8.5°
  • Fixed f/3.5 Aperture
  • Manual Focus
$19995
In Stock

Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Lens for Canon RF Cameras

B&H # LELBS45CRF MFR # LBS45CRF

Key Features

  • Canon RF-Mount Lens
  • Metal Body with Tilt from 0-8.5°
  • Fixed f/3.5 Aperture
  • Manual Focus
$19995
In Stock

Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic

B&H # LELBO80 MFR # LBO80

Key Features

  • 80mm Selective Focus Optic
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • For Use with Additional Lens Body
$19995
In Stock

Lensbaby Spark 2.0 with Sweet 50 Optic for Sony E

B&H # LELBSP2X MFR # LBSP2X

Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Flexible Body with Tilt up to 30°
$19995
In Stock

Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Lens for Sony E Cameras

B&H # LELBS45X MFR # LBS45X

Key Features

  • Sony E-Mount Lens
  • Metal Body with Tilt from 0-8.5°
  • Fixed f/3.5 Aperture
  • Manual Focus
$19995
In Stock

Lensbaby Obscura 16mm Mirrorless Pancake Lens for Nikon Z

B&H # LELBO16NZ MFR # LBO16NZ

Key Features

  • Nikon Z Lens Mount
  • Combo Zone Plate, Pinhole, Pinhole Sieve
  • For Full Frame and APS-C Cameras
  • Photolithographically-Applied Pinholes
$24995
In Stock

Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 Lens for Fujifilm X

B&H # LELBTR28F MFR # LBTR28F

Key Features

  • Fujifilm X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 42mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fixed Aperture: f/3.5
  • Rotating Front with Three Optics
$24995
In Stock

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Understanding the Uses of Special Effects Lenses

Special effects lenses allow photographers to achieve special effects in-camera, like those achievable in digital editing suites. These include shallow depth of field, selective blur, and soft focus. Other lenses allow you to change the focus plane, or take extreme macro photos. A key characteristic of special effects camera lenses is that they're completely manual, and you manually set the aperture and focus.


What Are Art Lenses?

Art lenses are for people who want to create artistic photographs. These lenses deliberately simulate optical qualities of earlier lens designs to create special effects such as soft focus, shallow depth of field, and pleasing bokeh. An example is the Petzval lens design, which is sharp at the center but blurred toward the edge. The Lensbaby Twist uses this to create strong circular blurring away from the center of the lens. Other lenses, such as the Lensbaby Burnside, have extreme vignetting, while Lomography Neptune's removable aperture plates create different bokeh effects.

Art lenses are best when used with full-frame Nikon, Canon, and Sony A-mount cameras. When fitted to an APS-C camera, such as the Fuji X mount, the larger image circle means off-center effects aren't always as pronounced. You can use some special effect lenses with medium format lenses.


Special Effects Camera Lenses That Change the Plane of Focus

Sometimes, there's a need to focus on objects that are different distances from the camera while blurring others. While this ability exists with large format lenses fitted to cameras with tilt and shift mechanisms, lenses such as the Lensbaby Composer Pro and Canon EF lenses allow the object lens to tilt, which achieves similar results.

Conversely, some photographers want everything in focus, which is possible using pinhole lenses that have very small apertures. Pinhole photography requires long exposure, so it's best suited for film cameras such as the Nikon F-mount range.


Adjusting the Angle of View

Although wide-angle lenses provide a great field of view, fish-eye lenses such as mirrorless system lenses like the Lensbaby 5.8mm, take this concept much further. Offering more than 180 degrees of view, the photos are circular in shape. It's also possible to take 360-degree panoramas using this type of lens and stitching the results together.

Macro lenses are at the other end of the spectrum, and special effects macro lenses offer up to five times magnification, so it's possible to capture tiny objects in detail. Special macro lenses are available for all mounts, including Sony E-mount full-frame lenses.


Convertible Lens System Kits

A combination kit is a great way to start. Lomography's Convertible Neptune System includes three different focal lengths and several aperture plates offering great flexibility. Lensbaby's similar kit is based on the Composer Pro system, while its Pro Kit includes three different lenses for most camera mounts.


Choose from the great selection of special effects lenses at B&H Photo and Video and take your creativity to a new level.