Anyone have a lensbaby?

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  1. paulkline

    paulkline TPF Noob!

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    I'm thinking of getting one and looking for feedback. Also they have a new product with coated glass now. Do you think it is worth the extra $50 being most of the images is going to be soft focus anyways?

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    Paul, there are several of us who have Lensbabies. Be sure to check out our Lensbaby Place subforum for some additional tips and great LB images!

    Those lenses have a sweet spot that is briar-sharp. Since you can control the amount of softness you want in each frame, I'd say it's worth the cost. Those little lenses are works of art! :)
     
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    Another vote! :thumbup:
     
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    I've been playing with mine for a litle bit, and while I would say that it's unlikely that I'll use it that often, it does give you new ptions for picture making, and if you're getting a little jaded with your other lenses, you can't realy beat bang for buck with a lensbaby
     
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    Lensbabies are definitely worth it, IMO! And yes, I think it's worth it to spend the extra $50 for the 2.0. In addition to the coated glass, it's a lot easier to change the aperture on the 2.0, which I hear is a real pain with the 1.0.
     
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    Thanks danalec99 for your vote, wish me luck in photographer of the year contest
     
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    thanks guts for you input. I think that being able to change the aperture is worht the $50 alone
     
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    I meant, another vote for the Lensbaby! :D
     
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    Ooops... I am going to pick one up today!

    Thanks for your help,

    Paul
     
  10. Yeah, they're fun. It's not a primary lens, but you get something unique that would take hours to replicate in Photoshop. I just keep it on an older body, and still use my primary camera with other lenses.

    Check my site for some recent images.
     

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