Lensbabies Lensbaby Original 50mm Special Effect Lens with Nikon F Mount

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About Lensbabies

The Original Lensbaby - Creative Inspiration

The Original Nikon F-Mount fits ALL Nikon digital and film SLRs as well as: Fujifilm S1 Pro, S2 Pro and S3 Pro; and Kodak DCS 100, DCS 200, DCS 420, DCS 460, DCS 410, DCS 315, DCS 330, DCS 620, DCS 660, DCS 720x, DCS 760, DCS 760M, & DCS 14n.

The Original Lensbaby lens is the hybrid love child of an old-fashioned bellows camera and an up-tight tilt-shift lens. The Original Lensbaby captures images with glowing highlights, subtle prismatic color shifts and the trademark Lensbaby graduated blur.

The Original Lensbaby features a single, uncoated optical glass element which is quite sharp at f/5.6 and f/8 but becomes softer and slightly diffused at f/4 and more diffused and impressionistic at f/2.8.

The Original Lensbaby is a favorite among artists, students, and toy camera lovers who enjoy raw, imperfect, and soft images. Portrait and wedding photographers who want to soften features appreciate the Original Lensbaby's romantic possibilities.

Want a fun little lens that will add a creative spark to your repertoire? Lensbabies selective focus SLR camera lenses bring one area of your photo into sharp focus, with that "sweet spot" surrounded by graduated blur. You can move the sweet spot to any part of your photo by bending the flexible lens tubing.

There are three versions of the Lensbaby lens and three Lensbaby accessory lenses. The Original Lensbaby has the impressionistic look of Holga cameras, but with an SLR camera's convenience and creative control. Lensbaby 2.0 offers a much sharper sweet spot of focus with minimal diffusion. Lensbaby 3G allows you to lock the lens into place, and then fine focus for precise and repeatable results.

Lensbabies Specifications

Single Element Optical glass, Uncoated
Focal Length
right around 50 mm
Focus Type
Manual... Fingertip, actually
Aperture Type
f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8
Minimum Focus
about 12" (30.48cm)
Maximum Focus
infinity and beyond
2.25" (5.72cm) x2.5" (6.35cm) wide
3.5 oz. (99.2 g )
Lensbaby does not communicate electronically with your camera body
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used on digital slr and ARRIFLEX MOVIE


used with digital SLR in nikon mount ... But like i work like DP (director of photography) in film industry and movies, i wish use it on a 35mm film movie camera ... after transformation in PL mount (for Arriflex camera) i use it and ENJOY the effect in a motion filming Nice Pinhole effect mixed with tilt and shift effect lens and of course Rack focusing too

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