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Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5: Picture 1 regular $299.95

About Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5

Lensbaby's 5.8mm Circular Fisheye lens gives photographers a fun and affordable way to create circular images that transform the world around them.

This Circular Fisheye lens is great for capturing the scale of endless landscapes and big events, fun self-portraits, quirky shots of pets or friends, creating extreme perspective, and experimenting with unique lens flare. It is capable of capturing a 185 degree angle of view and focusing from 1/4 inch in front of the lens to infinity. That extreme close-focus paired with the incredibly wide 5.8mm focal length produces other-worldly distortion with exceptional sharpness throughout.

Optimized for APS-C sensor DSLRs, (produces smaller image circle on full frame DSLRs.)

Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Features

  • Full-circle image
  • 185 degree angle of view
  • 5.8mm f/3.5-22
  • Extreme close focus from 1/4"
  • Creates unique flare & reflection around image circle
  • Manual focus
  • Edge to edge sharpness

Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Specifications

Lens Type
Circular Fisheye lens
Angle of View
Aperture Range
Focus type
2.75" (7cm) high x 3" (7.6cm) wide
10.5oz (298g)
Other Specs
Polished internal barrel for creative flare & reflection
Focus distance scale & hyperfocal scale to aid in focusing
Mfr #

Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

Reviewed by 4 customers


Fun Lens


Very fun to play with such a wide angle, easy to crop down for square image. Hard to focus in viewfinder but I found that using Live-View and magnify the lcd screen makes it much easier.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Not the Quality I was Expecting!!!


I really wasn't expecting too much in the way of quality from this lens, but I got less than I expected. For a lens priced more than my wonderful Nikon 50mm f1.8, I assumed it would be of similar quality, especially since it's completely manual. It's not... Right away I noticed the packaging wasn't sturdy enough and the lens was rolling around in it's box. Next was the aperture ring. There is hardly any friction at the f stops, so the slightest touch or bump and it changes by it's self . Next thing was the focus ring which has very little drag and again the slightest touch or bump and the focus ring will move. Because there is literally no drag on the focus ring, I found it difficult to make small adjustments and was over and undershooting where I wanted focus to be. Just removing you fingers from the ring, can cause the focus to change and if you let your fingers on the ring, they're also in the photo. Since the lens is small, the rings are close together, so I found when focusing, my big fingers would accidentally moved the aperture ring and vice-a-versa. Using my D300s in bright sunlight, the green dot in focus indicator was not always available. You need quite a bit of contrast before it will appear on close-up work and I found without this aid and since the image is so distorted and since I wear bifocals, I visually couldn't tell if there was focus or not. While trying to focus on the center of a pink flower with little contrast, I never got the green dot to appear and many out of focus shots even using the distant scale on the lens and a tripod. It's a little better using live view, but not if your in bright sunlight and you can't see the screen. It also gives this Halo around the photo which was describe in the Demo Video, but I didn't always want it and there is no way to get rid of it except in post production. It does create some cool effects but not enough to make me want to keep it and figure out it's little quirks, so I'm returning it and looking for something else. If you're good at shooting manual, maybe you'd have better luck..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Lens to have in your bag


Love the special effects you can great with this lens. It opens up so many creative doors.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




Except for a somewhat flimsy front lens cap, this lens fully met my expectations - especially for its cost! The images are acceptably sharp(again considering its price). It's a fun lens to use. Just be careful where you place your fingers and toes.

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