Create unique-looking photos with the selective-focus SOL 45mm f/3.5 Lens from Lensbaby for Canon EF-mount cameras. With 8.5° of tilt, this lens lets you easily isolate a subject within the frame and surround it in blur and smooth bokeh. The lens also features a center-locking feature that will lock the lens into place for dead-center focus. Furthering its creative potential are two adjustable bokeh blades that can add slight lines or textures to bokeh. This manual-focus lens also has an all-metal construction and accepts 46mm filters.
The Professional's Source Since 1973
- Canon EF-Mount Lens
- Metal Body with Tilt from 0-8.5°
- Fixed f/3.5 Aperture
- Manual Focus
Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Overview
Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Specs
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Tilt-Shift||+/- 8.5° Tilt|
|Minimum Focus Distance||14" / 35.6 cm|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:6|
|Optical Design||3 Elements in 2 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||46 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.9 x 1.5" / 7.3 x 3.9 cm|
|Weight||9.6 oz / 272.2 g|
|Package Weight||0.49 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||4.1 x 3.4 x 3.4"|
Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Reviews
Nice budget option for Lensbaby select focus effects
I opted for this Lensbaby lens after trying out Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic first. I got this Sol 45 mm lens at a discounted price. It was fun play with selective focus with an option for small tilt, it really encouarges you to be creative with compositions. People's and animals' portraits and night landscapes with backlighting can be fun! The small lens feels well made and relatively simple to use. It is sharp in the focal point and contrasty. The fixed f-stop at 3.5 might is restrictive but adequate. I didn't seem to like the texture effects that can be created with front blades. I would say this lens is a good bridge between cheaper and professional Lensbaby choices, while letting to render a sharp, narrow sweet spot effect with an optional tilt.
Super Compact, Fun, and Beautiful Effect Lens
If you love everything about Lensbaby lenses, this should be on top of the list! This is my second Lensbaby product and it's not at all disappointing! If you follow through how to use Lensbaby in general with manual focus, this is super easy to adapt and the bokeh is simply beautiful.
Forget Bokeh, This Effect is Magic!
I purchased the Sol 45 to force me out of my auto focus comfort zone and to have a little fun. It did both and did so better than expected! I mounted it to a Canon R5 and went to the County Fair with a willing subject to find some magic. The focus ring has large movement for small chance so it allowed me to easily dial in to the exact spot I wanted. The results were spectacular. The blur alone added a remarkable amount of depth and motion but with the blades pushed inward, the lines create a subtle framing of the focus spot that mimics long-exposure camera-shake while the center is tack sharp. The depth delivered in black and white was more than I expected as well. I'll be ordering the wider Sol soon.
Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5
Estoy enamorada de mi lente
Excellent Quality Lens
Easy to use and the quality of the images is excellent. I great lens to add to your collection of lenses.
One of the best Lensbabies
This is a great little lens, it's one of the easiest Lensbabies to learn. I use it on my Nikon Df because the combination gives a retro look to my images.
I bought this on a whim thinking it would enhance some nature photography shots of flowers. Being winter, I've been shooting other subjects and I'm loving how the lens can be used to direct the viewer's focus to a specific region of the photo. While I thought my use of this lens would be very limited, I'm finding that experimenting with a wide range of subjects is yielding very good and very interesting results. (though I keep hearing do you know your photos are blurry?). I'm still experimenting and can't wait till spring, but this lens is a very welcome addition.
Love This Lens!
I recently purchased the Velvet 56 for my Canon 90D and was thrilled with the results. What I really like about the SOL 45 is that if you do not need to step down to 5.6 and higher, fixed at 3.5 will produce sharp images in the center and dreamy on the edges. Superb construction and very small! The price is a real bargain for a product of this high quality! You must use Live View and focus tweaking to get the best images. The small focus ring in the front is easy to use once you practice using it. This lens is like carrying a special effects lab on the front of your camera!
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