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Lensbaby Muse Special Effects SLR Lens with Plastic Optic

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Lensbaby Muse Special Effects SLR Lens with Plastic Optic
Key Features
  • For Nikon F Digital Cameras
The Lensbaby Muse Special Effects SLR Lens with Plastic Optic will add a unique perspective to the world of SLR photography. The Lensbaby lens is a hybrid between a bellows camera and a tilt-shift camera. It will bring one area of a photo into sharp focus, surrounded by gradually increasing blur. The lens can be compressed, extended, and/or bent off-center in any direction for different results.

The Lensbaby Muse offers a radical departure from the precision of digital or even film photography. It allows for selective focusing with SLR cameras. Effects like blurring, glowing highlights, and subtle, prismatic color distortions can all be achieved without software manipulations.

The Muse features the Optic Swap System, and this version of the Muse comes supplied with the Plastic Optic, which provides the softest dreamiest look, with photos that are very ethereal, with abundant chromatic aberration. Also available optionally are the Double Glass for a sharp and crisp look, the Single Glass for that vintage look, or the Pinhole/Zone Plate for softer, dreamier focus images that are equally sharp from edge to edge.

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Lensbaby Muse Overview

The Lensbaby Muse Special Effects SLR Lens with Plastic Optic will add a unique perspective to the world of SLR photography. The Lensbaby lens is a hybrid between a bellows camera and a tilt-shift camera. It will bring one area of a photo into sharp focus, surrounded by gradually increasing blur. The lens can be compressed, extended, and/or bent off-center in any direction for different results.

The Lensbaby Muse offers a radical departure from the precision of digital or even film photography. It allows for selective focusing with SLR cameras. Effects like blurring, glowing highlights, and subtle, prismatic color distortions can all be achieved without software manipulations.

The Muse features the Optic Swap System, and this version of the Muse comes supplied with the Plastic Optic, which provides the softest dreamiest look, with photos that are very ethereal, with abundant chromatic aberration. Also available optionally are the Double Glass for a sharp and crisp look, the Single Glass for that vintage look, or the Pinhole/Zone Plate for softer, dreamier focus images that are equally sharp from edge to edge.

No electronic communication is possible between the camera and the lens. All operation is strictly manual. Automatic light metering is possible by shooting in aperture priority mode with many pro cameras except for the Nikon D40, D50, D60, D70, D70S, D80, D90, D100, N50, N65, N70, N75, N80, & Fuji S1, S2, and S3.
Flexible, tube based, manual compression focusing system with fluid and continuous tilt to move the sharp area of focus.
Interchangeable optics feature curved field of focus, giving you a unique way to control depth of field.
Images have one circular sharp area with surrounding areas dropping off into a beautiful blur.
Features the Lensbaby Optic Swap System which includes several different optics each of which provides a different image quality.

Lensbaby Muse Specs

Lensbaby Muse Reviews

So Awesome!!!!!

By LizLuv21
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-01-03

This product is fantastic for fine art shots. You are able to create a dream-like effects to tangible objects without touching a computer, sifting through lenses or making handmade tools. The instructions are simple and the lens is very easy to use. However there is one glitch with the product, which is that there is no way to use and automatic focus. This was initially a concern when I first used the lens, but after a while of experimenting with it, you come to terms that the auto focus would prevent you from being able to manipulate the shot.

Excllent accessory!

By Jen the Photobug
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-01-06

This optic gives you the ability to play and try new creative techniques!

Christmas Gift

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-01-05

I got this for my best friend as a Christmas Gift and he loves it. I haven't gotten a chance to play around to it but he told me it's a lot of fun and it takes great pictures.

Fun lens

By m-hawk
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2010-12-06

This lens is unnecessary but nice to have. I only have one DSLR so I hardly ever bring this lens out. If you have a second DSLR this lens would be nice to catch more art-y shots. I don't really like the effect of the plastic optic, if I get another DSLR, I'll probably switch to the double glass optic Muse. For the price, this lens is decently built, it feels a bit like a toy lens, but there's nothing wrong with that given the effect it's supposed to produce. The F-mount isn't very smooth though, not sure if it's supposed to be like that.

not so hot

By billy in boston
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2010-10-13

tough to focus - very stiff action terrible rear lens cap - JUNK!

Great Product

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-07-27

I purchased the product as a gift for my gf. She absolutely loves it. It has been very easy to interchange with other lenses and the pictures it produces are phenomenal. It takes a while to get the hang out of taking pictures with it, but the end results are great.

for fantasy photography

By Maca
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-07-24

This lens is very good for the people who want to take strange pictures because the lens can focus one special point so the rest of your picture is going to be spread. Is a really nice lens and a good option if want a lens of this kind in a very good price. The only one disadvantage is that is a plastic lens no metalic.

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Can I use the Lensbaby Muse special effects lens with my Sony a580 dslr?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Muse Special Effects SLR Lens for Sony Alpha Mount will be compatible with the Sony A580, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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