Just in time for The Photography Show (opens in new tab) 2019 , Lensbaby is introducing a new optic in its range of add-ons for its Composer Pro II lens system. The new Lenbaby lens (opens in new tab) add-on is a 35mm f/2.5 and it works in the same way as the existing 50mm Edge 50 Optic - but with a wider angle of view. These lenses are designed to give a 'slice of focus' effect that allows you to get part of the image sharp, but other areas full of blur and bokeh.
The Composer itself allows you to adjust the angle of the slice of focus at any point and direction in the frame. Whilst the aperture and manual focus controls on the Edge 35 Optic control the amount of blur and depth of field.
The Edge 35 is constructed from four elements in three groups, and has 12-blade diaphragm. It weights 215g
The Composer Pro II is available in fits to work with Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount DSLRs - and also with Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, and Panasonic/Olympus MFT-mount mirrorless cameras.
There are now seven different lens options in the Composer Pro II range.
Lensbaby Edge 35 Optic – sample gallery
Price and availability
The Optic Pro 35 will start shipping in April, with the new attachment available for pre-order now. The attachment costs $249.95 on its own, or $449.95 when bought with the Composer Pro II.
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