Lensbaby .42X Super Wide Angle Accessory Lens (Black)
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- 0.42X wide-angle conversion lens attaches to Lensbaby Composer and Muse
- Ideal for panoramic photography
- Minimum focus distance: 2-3/4" from lens front
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 1.8 inches
- Optics from a 50mm focal length to a 21mm focal length
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|Item Dimensions||1.75 x 2 x 2 inches|
|Item Display Weight||68 grams|
|Item Weight||0.15 pounds|
|Lens Type||Fisheye lens|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Maximum Aperture Range||2 ; 2.8 ; 4 ; 5.6 ; 8|
|Maximum Focal Length||21 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||21 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||37 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.22 pounds|
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Norman Camera & Video||Kellards||SDC Photo|
|Compatible Mountings||—||—||—||Canon EF, Canon EF-S|
|Item Dimensions||2 x 2 x 1.75 in||0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 in||3 x 3 x 3 in||1.97 x 1.97 x 1.97 in|
|Item Weight||2.4 ounces||0.2 ounces||—||0.88 lb|
|Lens Type||Fisheye lens||Macro lens||Interchangeable||Fixed|
|Maximum Aperture||0||22||f/5.6||1.6 in|
|Maximum Focal Length||21 millimeters||12 millimeters||50 millimeters||56|
|Minimum Aperture||—||5.6||f/5.6||1.6 in|
|Minimum Focal Length||21 millimeters||12 millimeters||50 millimeters||56|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||37 millimeters||—||37 millimeters||62 millimeters|
Converts Lensbaby optics from a 50mm focal length to a 21mm focal length, while only slightly shrinking the Sweet Spot. Compatible with the Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic, and Pinhole/Zone Plate optics as well as our legacy Lensbaby lenses 37mm threaded and screws onto the front of any Lensbaby for ease of use.
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If your aim is to produce very blurry landscapes with strong blue and yellow fringes, then this lens might work for you. If you in any way shape or form are shooting people, give this a pass.
BTW, the sample images on the LensBaby website using this accessory are also highly UNrepresentative of the actual image quality produced. I've written to them regarding this and haven't received feedback. The images they are showing must have received a *tremendous* amount of post-processing to remove some of the barrel distortion and the chromatic aberration from the images.
• Lensbaby is fun and addictive; once you start you’ll want to buy the whole system.
• There is a learning curve to using the Lensbaby lenses. You should be comfortable with using your camera in full manual mode or at least aperture preferred mode. You should understand exposure and how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your image and how they interrelate.
• Learn to be disciplined in using Lensbaby or any other technique. To adopt an old saying; “When you have a new hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” I’m a great believer that the shot should dictate the technique not the other way around. The exception is when you are learning to master a new technique or piece of equipment. Put your new Lensbaby on your camera and spend a day or more shooting anything and everything. You’ll learn not only how to use it, but when to use it. Then put it in your bag and you’ll be ready to pull it out whenever the perfect shot comes along.
Lensbaby has a terrific website. Spend some time looking at all their videos and then jump in.
Now the important part-- image quality. I really wanted to love using this lens. As you know the Lensbaby is wonderful on a full frame camera, with nice big sweet spot and amazing creamy bokeh for pleasing looking subject isolation. However, on a APS-C cropped sensor camera (Rebel, Canon 20D/30D/40D/50D, Nikon D60/70/80/90/200/300) it is just too much zoom as a general walk around lense. Thus I bought this Wide Angle accessory. The idea was to use 2 cameras while shooting my clients 1) a D300 + Lensbaby Composer + Super Wide and 2) a D700 plus a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8. That would have been the ultimate outdoor shoot setup, but it just didn't work out that way.
While the bokeh on a Lensbaby (without any filter) is creamy, soft, and just amazingly pleasing, I can't say the same when this super wide angle lens is on. With it, chromatic aberration is the worst I've seen even with the default double glass element in Lensbaby, without even trying. It is so noticeable that people who have no idea what chromatic aberration is, notice it. Instead of seeing creamy soft bokeh that I'm used to seeing, you'll see abrupt separation between white and blue/green tint, like very noticeable double-vision, which is very distracting and ugly. There is so much chromatic aberration that Lightroom 2.3 can only correct about 20% of it. For the reason that image quality is sub-par, I would have given this accessory 1 star, but I'm sure there are people who aren't bothered by this and may even find it artistic. And also, the built quality is superb. So I'm giving it 2 stars instead.
I really enjoy using the bare naked Lensbaby, but this accessory has got to be the most unusable I've ever bought from Lensbaby. The aperture kit and the macro kits are all nice. But this wide angle lens is a big disappointment. I'm defaulting back to the 0.6X wide angle which IMHO is much better.