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Lensbaby LBO35 Sweet 35 Optic with 12-Blade Internal Aperture


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  • 35mm focal length; 12-blade internal aperture, controlled by dial on the front of the optic
  • Aperture range from f/2.5 through f/22
  • Selective focus optic (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur)
  • 4 optically coated glass elements, in three groups
  • Compatible with Composer, Scout, Muse, Control Freak lens bodies (Note: not compatible with the Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro 4/3rds and Sony NEX cameras)
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Lensbaby LBO35 Sweet 35 Optic with 12-Blade Internal Aperture + Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic + Lensbaby Macro Converters - 8mm Converter and 16mm Converter (LBMC)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Lensbaby
  • Model: Sweet 35 Optic
  • Minimum focal length: 35 millimeters
  • Maximum focal length: 35 millimeters
  • Weight: 120 grams

Read about our customers' top-rated lenses and cameras on our review pages: Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras, Compact System Cameras

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004O6MW48
  • Item model number: Sweet 35 Optic
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm, selective focus optic with a 12-blade internal aperture that provides unprecedented creative control over the size of the sweet spot and the amount of blur. This is the widest focal length Lensbaby optic currently available, and the first to feature an internal aperture. Rotating the aperture dial on the front of the lens changes between apertures from f/2.5 through f/22. The Sweet 35 Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.

The Sweet 35 Optic, compatible with the Composer, Muse, Control Freak and Scout lens bodies, produces a sweet spot of focus surrounded by a smooth, gradual blur. The Sweet 35 Optic provides photographers with even more creative freedom to capture their vision in camera by dialing in the sweet spot quickly and seamlessly, in the moment.

The Sweet 35 is an incredibly versatile optic, allowing photographers to focus anywhere from 3-7.5" from the front of the lens to the subject, depending upon which lens body is being used. Its wide 35mm focal length is perfect for landscape, event and environmental portrait photography.

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic Product Specs

  • 35mm focal length
  • 12-blade internal aperture, controlled by dial on the front of the optic
  • Aperture range from f/2.5 through f/22
  • Selective focus optic (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur)
  • Focuses from approximately 7.5" to infinity from the front of the optic when used with Composer, 6.5" with Scout, and 3" with Muse and Control Freak
  • 4 optically coated glass elements, in three groups
  • Compatible with Composer, Scout, Muse, Control Freak lens bodies*
  • 46mm front threads (will not accept current Lensbaby accessory lens lineup)
*Note: The Sweet 35 Optic is not compatible with the Composer with Tilt Transformer for Micro 4/3rds and Sony NEX cameras.

Recommended Lensbaby Products for use with Sweet 35 Optic
  • Lensbaby Composer (LBCC, LBCN, LBCS, LBCP, LBCO)
  • Lensbaby Muse (LBM2C, LBM2N, LBM2S, LBM2P, LBM2O, LBMPC, LBMPN, LBMPS, LBMPPO)
  • Lensbaby Control Freak (LBCFC, LBCFN, LBCFS, LBCFP, LBCFO)
  • Lensbaby Scout (LBSFEC, LBSFEN, LBSFES, LBSFEP, LBSFEO)
Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic Box Contents
  • Sweet 35 Optic
  • Hard storage case
  • Microfiber lens cloth
  • User guide
Sample Photos

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic highlights

Product Description

The Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm, selective focus optic with a 12-blade internal aperture that provides unprecedented creative control over the size of the sweet spot and the amount of blur. This is the widest focal length Lensbaby optic currently available, and the first to feature an internal aperture. Rotating the aperture dial on the front of the lens changes between apertures from f/2.5 through f/22. The Sweet 35 Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.

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Customer Reviews

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This sure makes it easier to use my lensbaby composer.
geo
If you like "artsy" looks to your photos, this is a great way to push your creativity to new levels with rewarding results.
SS16
Great images: The results are just as dreamy as ever in terms of creamy bokeh and tack-sharp sweet spot action.
Marisa Williams

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Marisa Williams on March 12, 2011
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As a huge fan of the Lensbaby line of products, the one improvement I've been dreaming of is a built-in adjustable aperture. To the point that I surf to Lensbaby.com at least once a week, every week, hoping that *poof* - my dream might magically become a real product. And OMG last week that's exactly what happened! I went to Lensbaby.com, saw the page for the new Sweet 35, and rushed to Amazon.com in hopes of finding and ordering a pair (I'm a travel photog and like to carry backup of my favorite gear when I'm on the road, thus the second lens). Looks like I was one of the lucky few to get the new lens on Amazon before it sold out (albeit only temporarily, I'm sure).

I've now been playing with the Sweet 35 all day - in my Lensbaby Composer - and I love it. Love love love it.

Easy to use: Works just like any other optic in the Composer in terms of swapping the optic in/out of the Composer - I also have the Single Glass, the Double Glass, and the Soft Focus optics. The only difference is in the apertures: Switching between apertures is now a snap. No more time-consuming, cumbersome dropping in and fishing out of apertures manually with magnets. Just a twist of the dial and bingo. You're at the desired aperture. Couldn't be easier to use.

Quality construction: Build looks and feels solid.

Great images: The results are just as dreamy as ever in terms of creamy bokeh and tack-sharp sweet spot action. Add to that the wider focal length and close focus ability and I can easily see never using the Single Glass, Double Glass, or Soft Focus optics again. It's going to be hard not to use this optic 100% of the time, moving forward.

Note: I shoot with a Nikon D90. Can't speak on the experience of the Lensbaby Composer or this (or any other) optic with a Canon or other model of Nikon or other camera manufacturer.

Kudos, Lensbaby. You've done it again. Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see what you cook up next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Omega Man TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 30, 2011
The Sweet 35 optic is quite nice and deserves all of the praise it gets, but be aware of the following issues:

- While it's wonderful that you don't have to switch aperture disks with this one, it also means that you can't use the "creative" aperture disks with it.

- The threads on the front of the lens don't fit the macro/teleconverter accessories sold by Lensbaby :(

If those issues, or at least the 2nd one, were "fixed" somehow then it would be absolutely perfect. If these issues don't matter to you then to you then it might as well be perfect as far as you're concerned.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SS16 on May 28, 2011
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I had been considering a Lensbaby lens for months. The Sweet 35 optic with adjustable aperture convinced me to take the plunge. I use it on a Nikon D90 and setting everything manually from focus to aperture to shutter speed takes some effort, but I am learning a lot in the process. Love some of the early results I'm seeing after only 2 weeks playing with the camera. I've gotten some amazing flower shots along with some really edgy looks from a senior portrait shoot. If you like "artsy" looks to your photos, this is a great way to push your creativity to new levels with rewarding results.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By geo on May 4, 2011
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This sure makes it easier to use my lensbaby composer. I no longer have to fumble with changing the f stops.
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By Kevin Deits on December 19, 2013
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My wife enjoys playing with this lens. It is nice to have the aperture control instead of having to change the rings in and out.
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