Now you can get Lensbaby lenses in Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts

Lensbaby Sol 45
(Image credit: Lensbaby)

The full frame mirrorless camera market has also brought us some of the sharpest, most acccurate and aberration-free lenses yet, but some photographers hanker after a very different ‘look’. Lensbaby lenses hark back to a different time, with dreamy soft-focus effects, lo-fi looks and tilt shift effects. It’s now making many of its lenses available in the New Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts.

Lensbaby hasn’t adapted all its lenses for the new mounts, but there are still plenty of options to choose from. They include the Composer II Pro system, with its interchangeable optics, and the simpler Sol 45 – these lenses let manually change the plane of sharp focus in the picture by tilting the lens, to either increase depth of field across an angled plane or, more likely, create a shallow tilt-shift style shallow depth of field effect.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at