I love the Lensbaby line, those lenses that help you bend and shape your depth of field; and I’ve had one of each generation (the babies are growing up!). All of the babies thus far have been about a 50mm focal length, which means for folks like me, a DX format shooter, it’s actually more of a telephoto, a 75mm.
At that focal length, the Lensbabies have been useful for me on stuff like portraits, food shots, and detail shots, like this one.
But what I’ve really wanted was a wide angle version so I could go out and do some landscapes and the like. They have, in the past, offered a screw in wide angle, but these were usually just video camera auxiliary lenses.
They were heavy and clunky and made it hard to focus the Lensbaby.
I’m using the model called the Composer now, and it’s extremely easy to work with, and with the dual element lens, the sharp part of the photo is really sharp. And now, there’s an equally elegant and usable wide angle attachment. I just got it and am looking forward to taking it to the Indian Ocean on a job next week.
I can just visualize all those soft topped palm trees—-oh yeah, it’ll make me look hip and deconstructed… and that is a tall order! Hit the jump to take a look at the wide baby.