Lensbaby Fisheye Optic

Lensbaby Fisheye Optic

Lensbaby Fisheye Optic

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Lensbaby Fisheye Optic

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra-Wide 12mm
  • 160° Field of View
  • Use with the Lensbaby Composer
  • Compatible w/ Muse w/ Adapter
  • Compatible w/ Control Freak w/ Adapter
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The Lensbaby Fisheye Optic has an ultra-wide 12mm focal length and 160° field of view that captures eye-popping views from infinity all the way down to 1" from the front of your lens. The Fisheye Optic is designed for use with the Composer, and can also be used with the Muse with the purchase of a special adapter.

Simply pop out your installed optic with the optic swap tool and drop in the Fisheye Optic and presto, your Lensbaby Composer has become a Fisheye lens. It will also work with the Muse and Control Freak with a special adapter. You can change your apertures by unscrewing the front element and switching the aperture disk that rests just above the bottom element.

12mm focal length with a 160° field of view
Focuses from infinity to 1"
Six element multi-coated optical design
f/4 optic with aperture disks that range from f/5.6 to f/22
  • Compatible with the Composer
  • Special adapter required for Muse and Control Freak (sold separately)
In the Box
Lensbaby Fisheye Optic
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Clear Plastic Storage Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Lensbaby LBOFE specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.7 x 2.7 x 2.5"

    Lensbaby LBOFE reviews

    Fisheye Optic is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from inexpensive alternative I'm quite a fan of the lensbaby system. So many options that are relatively inexpensive. The fisheye attachment gave me a new perspective on shooting and it may lead to me buying a much more expensive and proper circular fisheye in the future. It truly is a great way to decide whether or not you like this style before dropping serious amounts of coin on a real fisheye lens. Solidly constructed, easy to use readily interchangeable. There were previous complaints about the lack of a lens cap. However mine came with one! The lack of an autofocus system has taught me a great deal on how to properly manually focus and set up my shots. I dont really have any complaints. I use it in conjuction with my lensbaby composer and APS-C camera.. so I dont get the full circular effect.
    Date published: 2010-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fish Worth Catching! This fisheye optic is an excellent addition to the Lensbaby line. It helps the photographer be even more creative and can set you apart from the average shooter. I do have to say that it works better on a full frame camera, because you get the full circle of the fisheye. Excellent lens addition. The company is working on a fitted lens cap that will help protect the front of the lens.
    Date published: 2009-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent macro images! I have been putting off getting a proper fisheye or extra wide angle lens for a long time. But, when I ordered my Lensbaby I knew I had to get this too. Great decision. While this is by no means a substitute for a proper, higher end fisheye lens, it is an excellent add-on for the Lensbaby, and is more than adequate for extreme fisheye images. More importantly, it allows you to create stunning, ultra close-up macro images. The first thing I did to experiment with this was to take a couple shots of a cactus on my porch. I was able to capture THE TIP of one needle in perfect focus, with everything else completely out of focus. Really cool. On a recent road-trip with a client I was able to capture some excellent candid shots inside of the car, which is obviously often difficult with even decently wide angle lenses (16 to 18mm). And, as with the Lensbaby itself, the price is so good for such a unique little tool, it is almost impossible to pass up. Keep in mind, though, this takes some practice to use effectively. It is 100% manual, to the point where you actually change the aperture discs by hand. It takes some patience, but it gets you more invested in your work and I think that helps you to create better images.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I was looking for a fisheye to use with my Canon 5D MK II and after hours of searching and review reading I came across the Lensbaby. I picked up the Composer Pro with Double Glass, Single Glass, Pinhole/Zone, Fisheye, Macro Kit, Wide Angle/Telephoto, and a few other cases and accessories, all from B&H and couldn't be happier. The lens performed admirably, and produces very unique full circle photographs on a Full Frame sensor. The photos are very sharp and have great contrast and colours present. On my crop body XTi it does not appear as a full circle image, but simply a very wide angle 18mm equivalent. I love the look of the photos on both bodies, and am thrilled to not have had to spend 5x the amount on getting a fisheye. It does exactly what I had hoped and even more. Speaking of the more, this lens works wonders as a macro. With it's 0.5 minimum focus distance, and super wide (160) viewing angle, you get some very unique and mind blowing macros. If you're in the market for a high quality fisheye look no further.
    Date published: 2011-05-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! Great value A great addition to the composer, easy to swap. Sharp focus right up to the glass, although focus is dificult at anything other than infinity. Aperture disks are fiddley and unlike the composer lens there are no magnets holding the disk in place, they are screwed in behind the fish eye. If they where held with magnets the lens body could have been used creatively without the fish eye. Combined with the composer, this set up is still way cheaper than buying a dedicated fish eye lens.
    Date published: 2011-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun alternative The Lensbaby fisheye optic offers an inexpensive alternative for those seeking an extra, extra wide option. It is super wide on a crop sensor, giving vignetting on the corners, or a circle on full-frame cameras. The optical glass is good for the price although color fringing occurs on bright days. It's certainly worth the price.
    Date published: 2012-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great Cheap! Functions great as a low budget fisheye. Extreme angle of view and decent optical quality. There are two reasons it doesn't get the full 5 stars: On a full-frame sensor like the Canon 5DmkII it forms a concentric circle in the middle of frame - leaving you with black on both sides. Like all lens baby optics, the iris discs are kind of a bummer for quick changes in the field. I recommend finding your stop with a regular lens then switching over.
    Date published: 2010-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lens Great product and so affordable. I have had a great time playing around with lens. I have been wanting to get a fisheye forever but just didn't wanna spend the cash so this was a perfect option. I purchased the composer last year and loved it too. lens baby rocks
    Date published: 2012-06-29
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