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Lensbaby 3G Canon EF mount SLR Camera Lens (LB3GC)

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  • Flexible, selective focus lens that, unlike the Original Lensbaby and Lensbaby 2.0, has locking and fine focusing capabilities
  • This 50mm lens with a coated optical glass doublet captures images with one area in sharp focus, with that "sweet spot"
  • Magnetically suspended disc aperture system allows f/2.0, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8.0, f/11, f/16, f/22 aperture settings
  • 38 mm threads allow you to attach Lensbaby Macro Kit lenses, wide angle and telephoto conversion lenses, and other filters and accessories
  • Note: Lensbaby does not communicate electronically with your camera body
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Lensbabies selective focus SLR camera lenses bring one area of your photo into sharp focus, with that sweet spot surrounded by graduated blur. You can move the sweet spot to any part of your photo by bending the flexible lens tubing.

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The Lensbaby 3G SLR lens for Canon SLR Cameras combines an old-fashioned bellows camera with an up-tight tilt-shift lens, and the 3G allows photographers to lock the Lensbaby in a desired bent position simply by pressing a button. Then, using a traditional barrel focus mechanism, you can do fine focusing and precisely place the sweet spot of sharp focus before pressing the shutter release. Lensbaby selective focus SLR camera lenses take photos with one area in sharp focus, with that sweet spot surrounded by graduated blur. You can move the sweet spot of sharp focus anywhere in the photo by bending the flexible lens tubing.

The Lensbaby 3G features the same low dispersion, high refractive index, multi-coated optical glass doublet and the same flexible tubing as Lensbaby 2.0, but adds three focusing rails that emerge from the camera mount and pass through the focusing collar. A trigger button on the focusing collar releases three pins that engage the focusing rails and lock Lensbaby 3G in a bent position. Once Lensbaby 3G is locked into place, additional fine focus can be achieved by turning the barrel focusing ring, which moves the optic in and out like a normal manual focus lens. Also, in the locked position, you can make small adjustments to the placement of the sweet spot of focus by turning any combination of the three focusing rails.

While the Lensbaby 2.0 is a good choice for fluid, photojournalistic shots, the Lensbaby 3G plays well with pros who require precise focusing, complete control, and repeatability. Other features include:

  • Focal length: About 50mm
  • Minimum focus: 12 inches
  • Apertures: f2, f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, f11, f16, f22
  • Aperture type: Interchangeable levitating aperture disks
  • Automatic light metering is possible by shooting in aperture priority mode for almost all digital and film SLR camera bodies

What's in the Box
Lensbaby 3G Selective Focus SLR Lens, metal lens cap, aperture discs, disc removal tool


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 88.9 x 82.6 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000JK4YS0
  • Item model number: LB3GC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By mauigir1 on November 20, 2007
While it isn't for everyone, the Lensbaby 3G brings back a little of the soft and ethereal to digital photography. The selective focus sweet spot gets larger with smaller apertures, deliciously small with the wider ones. With my Canon 20D set to aperture priority, the light meter is able to calculate the correct exposure even though the lens does not electronically communicate with the camera. Often used for portraits and wedding photography (check the galleries at lensbabies.com), I like it for product shots that pop when everything else in the shot fades away. I love this lens.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Prokes on December 9, 2007
One of my complaints about the digital world (while I shot and enjoy it) is that it is predictable. This can lead to some pretty uncreative photography. I love how the Lensbaby puts creativity, experimentation, and the random back into photography. It is wonderful. If you are willing to let go of some control and have some fun, the baby is for you. Two thumbs up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Warren Harris on December 21, 2008
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This is a really cool product for the effect it achieves. I don't use it a lot, as it's a unique effect that doesn't lend itself to every situation. It's a royal pain to setup and use, very time-consuming compared to any other lens, but when you want this exact effect, it's the only cost-effective way to achieve the selective focus style it captures so well.
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By Susan on November 2, 2014
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This was my first Lensbaby, the 3G. I had seen this on some video tutorials and thought this was the only one. I bought it used, like new, so I could save a few bucks. Then I discovered the family of Lensbaby's. As they say, the rest is history.

This is the one I first learned on, sweet spot and blur. At first it was a learning curve, especially on how to hold it and push the shutter button. But as time went on it became easier, so easy that you can squeeze, tilt, and focus in a snap. Lock the lens if you so please, and use the adjusting rods for that fine focus, or just shoot on the fly.

If you like the bellows type lenses, this one comes with the Double Glass 50mm, which is a great all around lens. Though I have more of the Lensbaby collection in my camera bag, I am not sorry I own this lens. Shooting on the fly is fun. And for macro work you can fine tune with the adjustment rods. Of course, you have to have the macro lens kit.

Great product, lots of fun. What else, but 5 stars.
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By Mate Vasilj on August 29, 2008
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This little guy is a tricky guy to work with but it is fun, I can't imagine a better invested money for something fun. I must add that the price should have included the sturdy case sold separate that I got as well.
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