Lensbaby 2.0

Lensbaby 2.0, a small accessory lens can be attached to Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Leica, Minolta and Pentax film cameras, or DSLR with a flexible tube, which houses it. After you start using it, your style will start incorporating blurred shallow depth focusing for your shots, which will become increasingly sophisticated as well as organic, as you continue to handle the lens skillfully.

Once you attach it to a camera, your focus can be manipulated by squeezing it against the tubing to find your focus. It may take some time, but it is easy to learn. It is better to use a digital camera, as you can get an instant feedback, and burn plenty of photos while mastering the lens manipulation.

It is very valuable for product photos, though you may think that Photoshop is already available for them. But an hour of scrupulous masking and handwork in Photoshop is almost an instant’s job with Lensbaby 2.0. Photoshop enthusiasts may love working with the application, but for others it may be daunting. With Lensbaby 2.0, Photoshop knot-head may also give quite shallow DOF Photographs that are amazingly creative and interesting. You may also vary the shot through different ways of squeezing your fingers each time.

Original Lensbaby is cheaper, and for an additional fifty dollars, you can get the more flexible Lensbaby 2.0. It is faster and brighter compared to the original, having better optics with coated LD doublet, whereas the original lens is made of only one uncoated glass element. Lensbaby 2.0 has a magnetic system to hold the aperture rings in place, by floating the rings above the optic. It allows a new level of simplicity, delivering exceptional performance. A mini lens pen is used to remove them, without ever having to touch the glass.

Photoshop is expensive (650 dollars). Cleaning up frequently is also messy. So Lensbaby 2.0 costing 150 dollars is a suitable choice. It is not expensive, and is portable too. Further, no cleanup is required.

A few inexpensive accessories added to the lens, will offer more flexibility and they are placed in a small padded pouch. The Macro Lens set costs only 30 dollars. The +4 and +10 give 3 ranges of MACRO, with the +4 enabling focus from six feet to thirteen feet, the +10 enabling three and a half feet to five feet, and stacking them together enables focus from two to three feet. Macro lenses are incredibly sharp for the inexpensive glass.

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