Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body for Nikon F

Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body for Nikon F

Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • 60mm f/2.5 Optic
  • Nikon F Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Compatible with Optic Swap System
  • Straight Body Manual Focusing Ring
  • Creates Subtle Swirled Edges
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to 22
  • Manual Aperture Control
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18"
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Internal 12-Blade Diaphragm
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Lensbaby LBT60N overview

  • 1Description

Draw attention to your subject by creating a smooth subtle swirl to your edges with the Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body available here with a Nikon F mount. This optic is compatible with the Optic Swap System and performs best when used with the included straight body.This full-frame 60mm f/2.5 lens features an internal 12-blade diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus areas. You can manually change the aperture from f/2.5 to f/22 utilizing the dial on the front of the lens and you can manually focus on subjects as close as 18".

When shooting at a wider aperture, the Twist 60's swirled effect places more emphasis on your centered subject in full focus. As you stop down, the center area gets larger allowing you to bring more of your image into exact focus. The Twist 60 offers 46mm front threads for any filters you would like to use to further enhance your image.

The Twist 60 works best and is recommended for use with full frame cameras. Much of the swirled blur gets lost when using the optic with an APS-C sensor.

UPC: 850366006419
In the Box
Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body for Nikon F
  • Twist 60 Optic
  • Straight Body
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Lensbaby LBT60N specs

    Focal Length 60mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.5
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Minimum Focus Distance 18.0" (45.7 cm)
    Elements/Groups 4 Multi-coated glass elements, in 3 groups
    Diaphragm Blades 12
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 46mm
    Dimensions 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2" (6.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm)
    Weight 7.0 oz (198.4 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3.8 x 3.7"

    Lensbaby LBT60N reviews

    Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body for Nikon F is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to play with Takes time to frame correctly. Manual F-stops on Nikon D5500 make the LensBaby an entertaining tool.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another solid addition to the Lensbaby line! I'm not much on leaving reviews but I thought I would share my thoughts on this lens. I own just about every lens and gadget that Lensbaby offers and have yet to be disappointed. This lens has been fun to play around with up until now, I will be putting it through it's paces this weekend with 2 weddings we are shooting. I will update my review with the details after and some sample photos.
    Date published: 2016-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenging and Very Intriguing For the last few years I've been delving into the history of photography and lens design, and have been fascinated by the work of contemporary photographers like Sally Mann who purposefully seek out ancient glass of questionable origin to give their work a timeless aura, far removed from the pristine clarity of modern lens. I was tempted by Lomography's Petzval lenses, but put off by the retro look (I mean come on, it's attached to a digital camera, not a grand old Deardorff) and to some degree the cost. Then the Twist 60 came along: unobtrusive, modest, discreet -- and half the price. In fact, the cost of the Twist 60 was so low, I wasn't sure I could take it seriously. But, on the other hand, is was worth the gamble, and if I hated it I knew B&H would graciously take it back without a murmur. The lens seems tough, well-made and, I hope, durable. And while the main-attraction Petzval-style swirl is a definite throwback, everything else about the lens -- clarity, color, contrast, etc. -- seems clean and modern. The best of both worlds! So, after a couple of weeks of shooting with it on a Nikon D800 and D700, I am quite charmed! The aperture settings offer subtle control of swirl and DOF, which I am going to be sorting out for some time, but it is surprisingly responsive. The results I've had so far have made me very happy -- dead sharp focal plane (as long as you hit it), dreamy bokeh swirl, charming vignetting (assuming you like that kind of thing), and wonderful rich color rendition. The 60mm focal length is fine for what it is, though I'd be very happy if Lensbaby came out with something like an 85 to compete with the longer Lomography lens. Of course, it isn't the easiest thing to manually focus with a modern digital camera with no split screen or other prehistoric focusing aid. And my prehistoric eyes are not always up to the task. Still I'd say the pros vastly outweigh the cons, and this is a lens that will offer you some unique creative opportunities.
    Date published: 2016-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Swirling Bokeh!!! This Full Frame lens emulates the swirling bokeh of the 1840's Petzval lens. It works very well and the effect can be quite effective. The effect is most evident when the lens is shot wide open and there is reasonable distance between your subject and the background. Beyond the swirling bokeh, this is a very decent and I would say sharp enough 60mm F2.5 lens. The color is beautiful and richly saturated. The lens does vignette a bit more than a typical modern lens, but that adds to the vintage appeal to this lens. All in all, the lens does provide more of a vintage than modern look to your images. This lens is manual focus only. While the sharpest part of the image is dead-center, I have found that composing and focusing the image how you want generally works out just fine. However, keep in mind that with the swirling bokeh increasingly pronounced closer to the frame edge you will not get edge-to-edge sharpness. Don't let manual focus put you off. Yes, it is difficult to use for fast moving children, etc. but for portraits, floral, still life, etc. it is no problem. Also, I am learning the age-old technique of pre-focusing to capture action shots of children. I am using The Twist 60 on a D700 and in Aperture Priority mode (mostly) and while it does meter, I find most images typically are underexposing by about a stop when using Matrix metering. No problem if you are shooting RAW, not the best if you are shooting JPEG-only. However, you can always use positive Exposure Compensation or simply shoot manual exposure. I don't view this as a negative, but just so others know what to expect. This is a Full Frame, special purpose lens. Don't use this on DX as the swirling bokeh effect really won't be evident in most shots. While I feel the lens is sharp enough for how many people will want to use this lens, if you consider yourself a sharpness freak this lens is probably not for you.
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but...., still trying to decide how useful overall Positives:� Sharp (in center), easy to focus (D810 and live view), swirly bokeh is there (but not excessively), easy to use. Negatives: Limited range (center subject, type of background, lighting, etc.).� All of this was known in advance as part of the lens characteristics.� At f22, etc. ( no swirly bokeh ) not as sharp as other lenses.�� At this point, I see it as a limited use lens that works well for its intended purpose (the swirly bokeh).� I would use other lenses for landscape, still life and portraits.� I am keeping the lens, but I have a feeling that it may not get used very often.� But, the swirly bokeh looks more "authentic" than a radial blur in Photoshop, so that is another positive.
    Date published: 2018-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swirling goodness when you figure it out. It's not an easy thing to get those beautiful swirling backgrounds but once you get the formula down it is pretty amazing. I had previously purchased the $$ Petzval lens byLomographyand it was next to impossible to swirl the background on a portrait. This works much better at less than the price. And it's pretty sharp wide open, though hard to hit the focus point you want hand held. But when you stop down it is VERY sharp..though you lose the swirling bokeh.
    Date published: 2016-12-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from May be good for some I tried this lens for a few days. It is difficult to work with because achieving the desired effect is hit or miss in actual practice. I am fully used to working in manualmode so that was not an issue for me. I am not turned off of Lensbaby products - it is just that this one was not for me. It is quite possible that with a lot of practice this may work for some people.
    Date published: 2017-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lens! I just bought this lens a couple of weeks ago and have been really enjoying it! I mainly shoot people and it has created some beautiful family and children's portraits. It is a manual focus so that is the only thing that can sometimes throw the image off, but I am not finding that to be too much of an issue. Love the swirling effect and am getting a great response to the images created by it from clients and friends. For the price I think it is worth it!
    Date published: 2016-08-04
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