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Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic


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  • 80mm
  • 12-blade adjustable aperture
  • slice of focus
  • 5 multi-coated glass elements, in 4 groups
  • Compatible with Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout and Control Freak lens bodies* *Not compatible with current 37mm Lensbaby accessories

Frequently Bought Together

Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic + Lensbaby Macro Converters - 8mm Converter and 16mm Converter (LBMC) + Lensbaby LBO35 Sweet 35 Optic with 12-Blade Internal Aperture
Price for all three: $459.20

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches ; 0.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0078PV6OO
  • Item model number: LBE80
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 13, 2012

Product Description

SPECS Focal Length: 80mm 12-blade adjustable aperture Aperture range: f/2.8 - f/22 Flat field of focus optic (when tilted, creates a slice of sharp focus, bordered by blur) Compatible with Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout and Control Freak lens bodies* Minimum focusing distance: approximately 17" when the optic is extended forward in close focus mode and fully tilted Maximum focusing distance: Infinity 5 multi-coated glass elements, in 4 groups 46mm front threads (will only work with the Lensbaby Macro Converters )* Macro Converters are required to use Edge 80 with Composer with Tilt Transformer (for mirrorless cameras) *Not compatible with current 37mm Lensbaby accessories

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Comdet TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 1, 2012
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The Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic is one of Lensbaby's "swappable" optics for its line of lenses. It has a focal length of 80mm and features a 12-blade aperture with a range from f/2.8 through f/22. It can function as a regular 80mm f/2.8 lens when facing forward on your camera, but this optic's special feature is that it allows you to employ the usual Lensbaby bend and tilt to reposition your plane of focus along any point not parallel with your camera's sensor plane.

The usual Lensbaby lens tilt allows you to place the point of focus (with varying diffusion all around that point) but did not allow you to change the plane of focus itself. With this optic you can put a "slice of focus" through your image in creative ways. For example, you can highlight a certain aspect of the photo (such as producing a portrait where the eyes are in sharpest focus and everything else is softly blurred), or you can create the "false miniature" effect where the objects photographed take on the appearance of miniature scale models. The optic also has a close focus mode that will allow a close focus distance of 17".

There is a bit of learning curve for this optic. Expect to play around for bit before you get the hang of it. There are some good video tutorials on the Lensbaby site. I included a couple of example photos with this review.

You don't need to swap lenses to get back to "normal." As I mentioned earlier, the Edge 80 behaves like a normal 80mm lens when you aren't employing any of its tilt features. The aperture ring on the optic adjusts smoothly, and focusing and tilt occurs on the lens body itself. The shift from regular focus mode to close focus mode is a little tight -- you have to firmly pull the front edge of the optic outward.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. K. kim on June 25, 2012
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This is not a cheap optic, so I was a little hesitant to buy the Lens Composer + This optic.
Remember you cannot use this optic alone, you will need to buy the Composer Lens Baby first.

So the total investment cost me around 700 dollars (bought 2 optics + Composer Pro).

For a manual focus and something that to some might feel like "toy lens", it is very expensive.

After receiving the lens and trying out, I am satisfied with the purchase. The optic feels solid. It is the best lens baby optic. The bokeh and tilt-shift effects are very fun to play with, and it does take amazing sharp photos. I mount on a nikon D800, and I can create many creative photos. If you want to expand your photo creativity, I definitely recommend this lens.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By michwilk on June 26, 2012
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I own the lensbaby composer (& the optic that comes with it- double glass i think??) & the fisheye optic. This is a fun new addition! I prefer it over the other optics. I still have some playing around to do with it. Occasionally I think I have things focused straight on, but the area in focus turns out being more on a diagonal plane. I figure there's just a little of a learning curve though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trisarahtops on October 11, 2013
I have always wanted to work with tilt shift photography, but I always thought I couldn't afford the equipment necessary to try it out! Then the Edge 80 came out and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! My boyfriend ended up getting it for me for Christmas last year and I absolutely love this optic. There is a bit of a learning curve figuring out how to manipulate the planes of focus and whatnot, but after some messing around I'm really happy with the results I am achieving with this optic. Really great purchase. A super affordable, fun alternative to expensive tilt shift lenses. Also works as a high quality 80mm when put straight forward. (For reference, I use a composer pro on my Nikon D300s).
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By Renea McCleskey on April 2, 2014
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Surprised my hubby with this lens and he totally loves it!! I love surprising him with new items for his photography and Amazon makes it so easy!!
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