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

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Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Lens for Canon RF Cameras
Key Features
  • Canon RF-Mount Lens
  • Metal Body with Tilt from 0-8.5°
  • Fixed f/3.5 Aperture
  • Manual Focus
Create unique-looking photos with the selective-focus SOL 45mm f/3.5 Lens from Lensbaby for Canon RF-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.
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Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Overview

Create unique-looking photos with the selective-focus SOL 45mm f/3.5 Lens from Lensbaby for Canon RF-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.

UPC: 858285007623

Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Specs

Focal Length45mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Tilt-Shift+/- 8.5° Tilt
Minimum Focus Distance14" / 35.6 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:6
Optical Design3 Elements in 2 Groups
Diaphragm Blades2
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 1.5" / 7.3 x 3.9 cm
Weight9.6 oz / 272.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.805 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.9 x 3.3 x 3.2"

Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Reviews

Love it

By Thomas R.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-25

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.

Forget Bokeh, This Effect is Magic!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-30

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

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Estoy enamorada de mi lente

Excellent Quality Lens

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

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

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-26

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.

Fun lens

By Jodi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-14

I've enjoyed playing with this lens, and am thrilled with the pictures. There is a bit of a learning curve. I initially thought it would not work but I just had to change the settings to allow the camera to take a picture without a lens. I almost gave up before discovering that secret.

Love This Lens!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

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!

Super Compact, Fun, and Beautiful Effect Lens

By Esther
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-10

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.

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There are two images of this lens. One is very ...

There are two images of this lens. One is very short, like a pancake. The other is longer. Can you please explain the two different looks? I am looking at this for a Canon R5, if that matters.
Asked by: Scott
Lensbaby desing this lens in 2 different size for different camera mounts. The correct image for the Canon RF mount is the third image in our website which is the largest version. The lens dimensions are 63mm x72mm (LxW), with a front diamter of 46mm to attach filters.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-07-06

How is this different from a Lensbaby Sweet 50mm ...

How is this different from a Lensbaby Sweet 50mm lens?
Asked by: Andrew
The main difference is how they mount to the camera. The Sweet 50 requires a Composer Pro lens to attach to the camera while the Sol 45mm has a direct lens mount.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-03-10

Is this comparable with. Nikon D5000?

Is this comparable with. Nikon D5000?
Asked by: Jill
No it is not. This is for the newer mirrorless cameras not the DSLRs.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-04-11

Will this work with Canon T7?

Will this work with Canon T7?
Asked by: Catherine
Yes
Answered by: Roderick
Date published: 2021-08-18

How much does the sol 45 weigh? ( fuji)

How much does the sol 45 weigh? ( fuji)
Asked by: Anonymous
B&H ‘specs’ indicate 9.6 oz (272 gm). In your hand, it will feel even lighter!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-07

With a Nikon D750, do I use Aperture priority? Is ...

With a Nikon D750, do I use Aperture priority? Is this lens difficult to learn how to use?
Asked by: Lynn
Yes, you do. The instructions in the manual will tell you to use Aperture. I use the D750 also. Lensbaby are all manual focus so it can be a challenge to use. My eyes are not the best so I do have to work at the focusing. I just bought the Velvet 85 and it is challenging also. But that being said, I love this little lens! It really can be fun. Here is a shot I did with the Sol 45. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kellykayhorne/48922189672/in/dateposted/
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-20

Will it fit on a Nikon D500?

Will it fit on a Nikon D500?
Asked by: Phyllis
Yes. Nikon F mount lens.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-15

Will it work on my Canon 5D? ( basic I Know!! )

Will it work on my Canon 5D? ( basic I Know!! )
Asked by: Sara
Yes, this lens will work on your Canon 5D!
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Date published: 2019-05-14
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