It can't be just me who thinks Lensbaby products are tacky?

Lensbaby Omni Universal Collection
(Image credit: Lensbaby)

Call me boring but I just don’t like the Lensbaby filters (or the lenses, for that matter). I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo taken with either and thought, “Wow, that’s breathtaking.” In fact, more often than not, images look overly out of focus and unprofessional, and I’m honestly still confused by who buys them. 

For the uninitiated, Lensbaby lenses and filters are designed to create unique and often surreal photographic effects. These effects range from selective focus to swirls, warps, and dreamlike blurs, depending on which lens you’re using. The Double Glass II for example creates a tilt-shift effect while the Lens Baby Velvet 28 offers soft focus and macro photography. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.