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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lensbaby Introduces New Line


Three Unique Selective Focus Lenses

The Composer – Smooth and Precise

Priced at US$270
Ships with the Double Glass optic installed (a multi-coated optical glass doublet)
Features the Lensbaby Optic Swap system
Focal Length: 50mm
Focus Type: Manual
Features a unique barrel focusing ring that becomes more sensitive (requiring greater rotation to move the optic in and out) as you approach infinity, making it easier to focus on subjects from 10 feet to infinity.
Aperture Type: Interchangeable levitating aperture disks
Apertures: f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
Minimum Focus: about 18” (46cm) / Maximum Focus: Infinity
Size/Weight: 2.5” (6.35cm) high x 2.5” (6.35cm)  wide  / 5.5 oz (155.9g)

The Muse – Fast and loose
Priced at US $150 with the Double Glass optic installed; US $100 with the Plastic optic installed
Ships with either the Double Glass optic installed or the Plastic optic installed.
Features the Lensbaby Optic Swap system
Focal Length: right around 50mm
Focus Type: Manual...Fingertip, actually
Aperture Type: Interchangeable levitating aperture disks
Aperture: f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8
Minimum Focus: approximately 12” (30 cm) / Maximum Focus: Infinity and beyond
Size/Weight: 2" (5.08cm) high x 2.5" (6.35cm) wide / 3.7 oz. (104.9g)

The Control Freak – Step-by-step
Priced at US$270
Ships with the Double Glass Optic installed
Features the Lensbaby Optic Swap system
Focal Length: 50mm
Focus Type: Manual/Fingertip, with barrel fine focus
Aperture Type: Interchangeable levitating aperture disks
Aperture: f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22
Minimum Focus: approximately 12” (30 cm) / Maximum Focus: Infinity
Size/Weight: 3" (7.62cm) high x  3" (7.62cm) wide / 5.7 oz. (161.6 grams)

About Lensbaby

Lensbaby, LLC (formerly Lensbabies, LLC) is a Portland, Oregon based manufacturer and marketer of award-winning selective focus SLR camera lenses.  Lensbaby was launched in February 2004 by Craig Strong, a professional photographer and the inventor of the patented Lensbaby selective focus SLR lens.  Lensbaby sells to photographers all over the world through its website, www.lensbaby.com, by calling 877-536-7222 / 971-223-5662, at tradeshows, in leading photo retailers and through a growing global network of international distributors.


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