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About Lensbaby Composer

With the Composer, Lensbaby introduces a completely new lens, based on a ball and socket configuration that delivers smooth selective focus photography with unparalleled ease. The Composer retains its position after being bent and is easy to use even with one hand.

Photographers no longer have to squeeze the lens to focus, but can simply tilt the lens to a desired angle and then focus with a traditional barrel focusing ring. The Composer stays in the desired bent position without requiring a locking mechanism and features the new Lensbaby Optic Swap System.

The Composer features a unique manual focus design which requires more rotation to move the optic as you approach infinity. This makes it easier to focus on objects at intermediate and distant depths than regular manual focus lenses.

All Lensbaby lenses bring one area of a photo into sharpest focus with that Sweet Spot surrounded by gradually increasing blur. By bending the Lensbaby lens, the photographer moves the sharp area around the photo for customized creative effects.



The Lensbaby Composer is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Wildlife photos and more.The Lensbaby Composer is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Lensbaby Composer is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Lensbaby Composer: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Lightweight and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (19),Easily interchangeable (17),Consistent output (8),Durable (8),Strong construction (8),Nice bokeh (7)
Cons:
Blurry focus (6),Poor in low light (4),Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (14),Macro photography (8),Weddings (7),Low light (6),Wildlife photos (6),Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (8),Semi-pro photographer (8),Pro photographer (3)

Lensbaby Composer Features

  • 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
  • Aperture Type: Interchangeable, magnetically levitating aperture disks
  • Apertures: f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/, f/11, f/16, f/22
  • Minimum Focus: about 18"
  • Maximum Focus: infinity

Lensbaby Composer Specifications

Dimensions
2.5" x 2.5"
Weight
5.5 oz
Mfr #
LBCC
SKU
LBCCA

Lensbaby Composer Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.8

(based on 23 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

More fun than the Control Freak

I love the Lensbaby products. The easiest way to explain this lens is that its a point and shoot version of the Control Freak. You can pick it up, quickly focus, and shoot. The optic swap system makes this lens incredibly versatile, allowing you to quickly switch between fisheye, macro, or a bunch of other options. If you're on the fence between this and the Control Freak as your first Lensbaby lens, get the Composer if you're going to be in the field more than in the studio.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Useful tool

The Lensbaby Composer is a great tool for very specific uses. I bought it mainly as a DSLR video lens, to allow depth-of-field manipulation while shooting video interviews and B-Roll. It takes a little practice to learn to control the Lensbaby, but it does exactly what you'd expect and allows some very quick run-n-gun shooting while capturing unique images. There is a tendency to over-use a tool like this, but if you're careful, you can come back with pleasing, useful results. The Lensbaby is...

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The Lensbaby Composer is a great tool for very specific uses. I bought it mainly as a DSLR video lens, to allow depth-of-field manipulation while shooting video interviews and B-Roll. It takes a little practice to learn to control the Lensbaby, but it does exactly what you'd expect and allows some very quick run-n-gun shooting while capturing unique images. There is a tendency to over-use a tool like this, but if you're careful, you can come back with pleasing, useful results. The Lensbaby is well-constructed and I never feel like it's anything less than a professional lens. The focus control is far looser than any other lens I own, but once you get used to it, there really is no issue. In fact, the looseness seems to work best if you are using the lens for video capture.

Reviewed by 23 customers

 
5.0

Fun, fun, fun.

By

from Brooklyn, N.Y.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Wonderful tool. Sweet spot tack sharp. Easy to use and lots of fun. A bit of slack in focusing ring.

 
4.0

Fun to create effect

By

from Cromwell, CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Fun little lens. I've seen some pretty creative photos taken with it and had to try it myself. I just wish it supported auto-focus. It can sometimes be tough to get the subject that you want to be in focus really sharp when you're looking through a tiny view finder and tilting the lensbaby. Just take your time and manually focus for some pretty cool results. If it did support auto-focus, just imagine the action shots you could get with one of these! (in case the manufacturer is reading)

 
5.0

So much fun!

By

from Denver, CO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

When I first started in photography all I wanted was the camera to do everything for me. Now, I am a control freak. And, how fun is it to change the apeture with a magnet and rings. And, the Lensbaby gives such an awesome effect. Don't be afraid of the manual focus, it will help you remember to concentrate on a picture.

 
5.0

Great item explore new areas

By

from VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

great item I've used it only for past 2 weeks, having alot of fun with it. I've learned however that in the camera preview pane the sweet spot can appear in focus when you actually have the sweet spot only near the subject and not at the subject. Since the sweet spot is so small it is really important to get it in the right place or the viewer's eye will go to the wrong spot when looking at the photo.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth it at any price

By

from Chicago Il  -  Photo Enthusiast

This thing is garbage simple as that. It's an outdated concept that doesn't interest most people.

 
4.0

lensbaby

By

from scottsdale, az  -  Photo Enthusiast

overall satisfactory....limited use

 
4.0

Fun, toy lens

By

from Amherst, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Special purpose lens. I don't use mine very often, but I do like the results. Aperture changing is a little slow and annoying.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Get Artsy

By

from Tucson, AZ  -  Pro Photographer

I like to use it for photographing people; mostly engagements and weddings outdoors as you need a lot of light for it to work well (it's all manual). I have days when it works great, and days where I can't get a decent shot. Could be me...it takes practice, but I really like it when it works!

 
4.0

Very Fun!

By

from USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great fun to mess with!

 
5.0

Very nice lens

By

from Martinsville,VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very fun lens to work with.

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Shopper  Its kind of a cool gizmo. But cant you get almost the same effect with a 1.2 L series Canon lens? if you have a 1.2 fine 50 mm lens you can focus the depth of field so you get blur with anything past 4 inches in front or rear of DOF (depth of field) - giving almost the same blur efect-- the other blurry dreamy look can be achieved with a piece of plastic or smoke glass- but if you dont want to mess with that., it is a cool gizmo.
GIGI F  The Lensbaby series lens provides a different effect then what you'd get with the lenses you mentioned above. The Lensbaby will blur areas that are in the focal plane but outside of it's "sweet spot". For similar effects I use a tilt/shift lens but even that lens is a different effect. At this point, I have found no other lens that provides the same effects. And at the price of a Lensbaby, it is the best deal in the photo market.
Shopper  Its kind of a cool gizmo. But cant you get almost the same effect with a 1.2 L series Canon lens? if you have a 1.2 fine 50 mm lens you can focus the depth of field so you get blur with anything past 4 inches in front or rear of DOF (depth of field) - giving almost the same blur efect-- the other blurry dreamy look can be achieved with a piece of plastic or smoke glass- but if you dont want to mess with that., it is a cool gizmo.
GIGI F  The Lensbaby series lens provides a different effect then what you'd get with the lenses you mentioned above. The Lensbaby will blur areas that are in the focal plane but outside of it's "sweet spot". For similar effects I use a tilt/shift lens but even that lens is a different effect. At this point, I have found no other lens that provides the same effects. And at the price of a Lensbaby, it is the best deal in the photo market.
Shopper  does the lenbaby work on canon t3 rebel.?
LAWRENCE P  Yes! I use my lensbaby on my Canon t3 Rebel, and it works great. I have taken some super photos with it.
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