Imagine changing your photography instantly. Like many photographers, I am always on a quest for optical sharpness, and only B&H Photo and a few local camera stores know how much this quest has cost me over the past 30-some years. When handed an optic like the new Lensbaby Edge 35, my first reaction is, “What in the world will I photograph with this lens?” It is well outside my photographic wheelhouse. But, once you strap the Edge 35 onto your camera, you immediately sense a certain creative freedom as you come to realize that not every part of every photo needs to be in razor-sharp focus.
Over the years, I have also become a fan of shallow-depth-of-field images and I find myself on a search for ever-faster glass (yet another expensive quest). Again, put the Lensbaby Edge 35 on your camera and you find yourself creating shallow DOF effects that can only be realized by other tilting lenses, regardless of their maximum aperture size.
Instead of getting wordy about the Lensbaby Edge 35 as it was mounted on a Fujifilm X-T3, I will let the images (and captions) speak for themselves here and explain (when needed) what makes this lens a tool for unlocking your visual imagination to capture creative and unique images.
The Lensbaby Edge 35 mounts on the Lensbaby Composer Pro II (if you already own one) or it can be purchased with the Composer Pro II for Fujifilm X, Canon EF, Nikon F, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mounts. It offers a 35mm focal length, an aperture range from f/3.2 to f/22, and a minimum focus distance of 7".
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