A unique lens characterized by its swirly bokeh, the Burnside 35 from Lensbaby is a 35mm f/2.8 prime for Leica L-mount cameras. Featuring two separate diaphragms, an extensive amount of control over selective focus and bokeh quality is possible, with the ability to work with large in-focus areas or smaller in-focus areas surrounded by a distinct out-of-focus swirl. The six elements, four groups optical design also contributes to the unique look, and each of the glass elements have been multi-coated to control flare and ghosting in order to realize high contrast and accurate color rendering. In addition to fully manual exposure control, the lens also requires manual focus operation and has a minimum focusing distance of 6" for working with close-up subjects.
- L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
- Dual Diaphragm for Creative Swirly Bokeh
- Effects Slider for Secondary Diaphragm
Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Overview
Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Specs
|Lens Format Coverage|
62 mm (Front)
|Lens Format Coverage|
|Minimum Focus Distance|
6" / 15.2 cm
6 Elements in 4 Groups
62 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.75 x 2.6" / 6.99 x 6.6 cm
13.2 oz / 374 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.9"
Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Reviews
Great lens, easy to use and great results. I love the swirl the Lensbaby gives.
For the first time, I have purchased from such a long distance to India. I really don't have trust that how b & h delivers my product but they prove me wrong. they deliver me perfect condition lens with assume condition. keep it up. thank you, 100% satisfied clint
Here' an example
Here's an example. f2.8, 3 feet from subject, Velvia film simulation, full vignette.
Work in progress
I have both the velvet 56 and the burnside 35. I use the 56 for true macro and portraits. I use the 35 for what I call semi-macro where the subject is several feet from the camera to take advantage of the beautiful bokeh and vignetting. So far, I have not seen much vignett but the bokeh is out of this world. I’m still experimenting but I’m very pleased with effects that this lens produces. Construction and function are solid. Colors are rich, especially using the Velvia film simulation. Sharpness is good at f5.6 and above.
Awesome lens and lots of fun
Lens is great! Was using with x2 B1X strobes shooting at 2.8 effect and photos look insane. Must have for your camera bag.
A good experience
A great experience in the realization of portraits and urban photos applying effects from the lens and not on the computer.
Loving This Lens
Loving this lens. It forces me to slow down and be more thoughtful. And, it has a great, dreamy quality. Plus, the in-camera vignetting is quite beautiful to my eye. Highly recommended.
I've been using this lens for a couple months now and if you're considering buying it, I advise you not to. It's really low quality and the novelty effects are easily obtainable in other ways at far lower cost. When I say it's poor quality, I mean it; it doesn't even mount tightly, and wobbles substantially. I could go on, but hopefully you get the point. If you're interested in swirly bokeh and vintage rendering, I'd advise you instead to get a used Helios 44-2 lens; they were made by the millions and are readily available. The famed "Helios Swirl" is actually the original anyway. An inexpensive M42 adapter for your choice of camera mount, and you have everything this lens offers at a small fraction of the cost and frankly with higher mechanical and optical quality (except arguably for the coatings, but I question the quality of coatings on this lens anyway).
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