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About Lensbaby Composer Pro

• The Composer Pro refines and enhances the popular and award winning Lensbaby Composer by upgrading the swivel ball and focus mechanism to provide professional performance. The Composer Pro's metal swivel ball design delivers ultra-smooth focus and tilt control.

• The updated focus mechanism features a fluid and accurate dampened focus ring comparable to the focus mechanisms of thehighest quality professional manual focus lenses. This smooth, fluid operation makes the Composer Pro the perfect choice for discerning professional photographers and videographers who want to create ground-breaking creative imagery.

• The Composer Pro ships with either the Sweet 35 Optic or the Double Glass Optic installed. Each optic delivers a sweet spot of sharp focus that photographers can move around the photo by tilting the Composer Pro's swiveling lens body.

• The Sweet 35 Optic, a 35mm selective focus optic with a 12-blade internal aperture, boasts the widest focal length of any selective focus Lensbaby optic and features close-focus capabilities.



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (10),Nice bokeh (8),Durable (6),Strong construction (6),Consistent output (5),Easily interchangeable (5)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (12),Macro photography (8),Weddings (5),Wildlife photos (3),Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6),Semi-pro photographer (5)

Lensbaby Composer Pro Features

  • Refined metal ball design delivers ultra-smooth focus and tilt control
  • Ships with either the Sweet 35 Optic or Double Glass Optic installed
  • Compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Focus Type: Manual
  • Tilts from zero to 17.5 degrees
  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • 12 blade internal aperture, controlled by a dial on the front of the optic
  • Aperture range from f/2.5 through f/22 (sweet spot size ranges from 15%, at f/2.5, to 40%, at f/22, of total image area on APS-C sensor cameras)
  • Selective focus optic (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur)
  • Compatible with Lensbaby Composer, Scout, Muse, and Control Freak lens bodies*
  • Focus distance when used with:
    Composer: 7.5" to infinity
    Scout: 6.5" to infinity
    Muse & Control Freak: 3" to infinity
  • 4 multi-coated glass elements, in three groups
  • 46mm front threads**
  • **The Sweet 35 Optic is not compatible with current 37mm Lensbaby accessories.

Lensbaby Composer Pro Specifications

Dimensions
Composer Pro: 2.25" (5.71cm) high x 2.5" (6.35cm) wide
Weight
Composer Pro: 4 oz (113.4g)

Lensbaby Composer Pro Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

For Tilt Focus Enthusiasts!

I'm a portrait and fashion photographer - and I bought this to be able to add interesting focal points when working in the field or at events. The lens is manual and therefore your ISO and shutter speed determine your results. It's definitely a better result when using high contrast scenes if you shoot in low-light environments - but it's a lot of fun. The manual tilt mechanism requires a little playing with before you use it in any kind of pressure situation - but after a few hours of manip...

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I'm a portrait and fashion photographer - and I bought this to be able to add interesting focal points when working in the field or at events. The lens is manual and therefore your ISO and shutter speed determine your results. It's definitely a better result when using high contrast scenes if you shoot in low-light environments - but it's a lot of fun. The manual tilt mechanism requires a little playing with before you use it in any kind of pressure situation - but after a few hours of manipulating it, you should be happy with the ease of use.

Reviewed by 14 customers

 
5.0

Fun and Sharp

By

from Washington, DC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love this lens! It adds some fun to my "snapshots" and inspires me to step out of my comfort zone a bit. Highly recommend, the photos are beautiful with this lens! It's manual focus, so there is a learning curve.

 
4.0

A fun gadget.

By

from West Covina, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this lensbaby lens for close ups of flowers. It is something that will take practice, lots of it, to master this little gem. So far it is fun, however, I have deleted a lot of photos. I will keep practicing until I master it.

 
5.0

love it

By

from New Albany, Ohio  -  Pro Photographer

so excited to have a lens that give me more of a creative outlet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Soluition for a "Busy" Photograph

By

from Rohnert Park, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Often a great shot is complicated by "busy" surroundings. The selective focus area of this lens solves the problem nicely and saves post-photo processing. The very wide F/2.5 opening helps a lot with low-light photographs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Sweet 35 Optic

By

from New Orleans, Louisiana  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I now use the Lensbaby Composer Pro with the Sweet 35 Optic almost exclusively in my sports and street photography. After shooting with "standard" lens for all of my career the Lensbaby system makes me feel like a kid again. The Composer Pro is very straight forward in it's design and function. As is the Sweet 35 Optic. The learning curve was very shallow. Once you have a basic knowledge of how the system works all thats left is to have fun. And I have been having a lot of fun since making this purchase. Thank you Lensbaby and Adorama!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is Realy Fun!

By

from Rohnert Park, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

It is amazing how a "busy" backgound can be minimized with one of these. I use the widest lens opening and let the camera pick the shutter speed. It could not be easier!

 
4.0

Fun Lens great price

By

from Cuba, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have had this lens for two weeks and must admit that it takes some getting use to. However, if you take the advice on the web page and start out usinf f4-5.6 things become easier. I also like that the manual nature of this lens is helping me expand my photographic knowledge and skill. I like this lens but if you are not patient it may not be the lens for you.

 
4.0

A lot of Fun

By

from Gainesville, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is a fun item, although takes a bit of practice at first to get the hang of it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Jurry is still out.

By

from Lander, WY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It will give your light meter issues which I understand why. It is very sharp even with the Sweet 35 optic and a professional lighing setup. It could be very difficult to focus for users that don't understand how this lens works. It can create very nice bokeh and interesting looks. The jurry is still out on this one. I will still keep playing with it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Jury is still out.

By

from Lander, WY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Light meter issues Could be difficult to focus if you don't understand this optic Not very sharp even with pro lighting setup Can create nice bokeh and interesting look

Q&A

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Does this work?
BONNIE A  That is a very general question. What are your expectations? What do you want it to do? The composer pro holds the lenses, which are interchangeable. The composer is camera brand specific, but the lenses like the Sweet 35 are interchangeable. If you are new to Lensbaby-there is a learning curve for most people. It does give the look they show once you learn to use it. I suggest reading the book Lensbaby: Bending your Perspective by Corey Hilz.
Shopper  Can this lens work with Nikon d3300?
BRUCE S  Should... manual focus only of course... and... maybe manual settings for aperture and shutter speed too... best to check with Lens Baby. I don't know for sure!
Bruce K  It this lens suitable for Nikon FX cameras?
mark C  Yes it is
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