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03-13-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Lensbabies

I was wondering if any of you used Lensbabies on either a K10D or K20D... how was it? Ease of use, etc, etc, etc...

I just ordered a pinhole adapter also, I want to try diffrent things with my camera other than the regular lenses.

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I recently bought a Lensbay, and like it, although it takes some getting used to.

I posted some images in this thread.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-pentax-photography/9409-soft-focu...otoshop-4.html

The Lensbaby images begin in post #47. I still haven't finished testing it.

By the way, I'm using mine on a K100D.

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The Lansbaby is just an alternative to the norm lens. If you feel like experimenting a little and don't want to photoshop your images, get a lensbaby. I have a Lensbaby 2.0 with the macro kit for my K10D and I tend to use it every few months just to 'play' really. Here's my Lensbaby set on flickr.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
I recently bought a Lensbay, and like it, although it takes some getting used to.

I posted some images in this thread.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-pentax-photography/9409-soft-focu...otoshop-4.html

The Lensbaby images begin in post #47. I still haven't finished testing it.

By the way, I'm using mine on a K100D.

Mike
Very interesting pictures indeed, I will probably buy one. It's the results I was expecting.

QuoteOriginally posted by figmental1978 Quote
The Lansbaby is just an alternative to the norm lens. If you feel like experimenting a little and don't want to photoshop your images, get a lensbaby. I have a Lensbaby 2.0 with the macro kit for my K10D and I tend to use it every few months just to 'play' really. Here's my Lensbaby set on flickr.
Well that's what I want to do experiment with "unusual" lenses, just to try something different. I really don't expect having it mounted on the camera everyday. It's like the pinhole adaptor, I definitely won't use it often.

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I've used it on K100D and K10D, fun lens, definitely allows some room for creativity.

I use 2.0, some samples in color in this gallery:

Dmitry : photos : Selective Focus- powered by SmugMug

And B&W in starting with the clock in this gallery (blue-ish tinted):

Dmitry : photos : Monochromatic- powered by SmugMug

No regrets, love this lens!

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03-14-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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Man you've got mad skillz Dmitry! I love your color lensbaby gallery; those colors are incredible, even if boosted in post. Fantastic eye you have there!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
I recently bought a Lensbay, and like it, although it takes some getting used to.

I posted some images in this thread.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-pentax-photography/9409-soft-focu...otoshop-4.html

The Lensbaby images begin in post #47. I still haven't finished testing it.

By the way, I'm using mine on a K100D.

Mike
Lensbaby 3.0 is reputed to be easier to use because the three threaded "posts" allow you to keep the setting. I know with my shaky hands, the 2.0 just would not work fo me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duh_Vinci Quote
I've used it on K100D and K10D, fun lens, definitely allows some room for creativity.

I use 2.0, some samples in color in this gallery:

Dmitry : photos : Selective Focus- powered by SmugMug

And B&W in starting with the clock in this gallery (blue-ish tinted):

Dmitry : photos : Monochromatic- powered by SmugMug

No regrets, love this lens!

Regards,
D

oooo . . .I love the photos - you inspire me Dmitry. I have toyed with the idea of buying a Lensbaby but didn't really know what to expect. These shots are awesome! Guess I need to invest in one now and only hope I can do as well as you. It really is all in the eye of the beholder isn't it?

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I've used it on K100D and K10D, fun lens, definitely allows some room for creativity.

I use 2.0, some samples in color in this gallery:

Dmitry : photos : Selective Focus- powered by SmugMug

And B&W in starting with the clock in this gallery (blue-ish tinted):

Dmitry : photos : Monochromatic- powered by SmugMug

No regrets, love this lens!

Regards,
D
Wow your pictures are making the choice easy...
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
Man you've got mad skillz Dmitry! I love your color lensbaby gallery; those colors are incredible, even if boosted in post. Fantastic eye you have there!
I have to agree with this statement. ^

You have a very good eye for composition, Duh_Vinci! (May I call you Dimitry? )

This is my favorite.
Dmitry : photos : Selective Focus- powered by SmugMug

You have inspired me to keep experimenting with my Lensbaby!

Thanks.

Mike

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03-16-2008, 03:23 AM   #11
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Lens ordered, I went fot the G3
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Lens ordered, I went fot the G3
Good move, CapitaineA; I think you'll like it.

Maybe we should start a Lensbaby club?

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I agree, with Mike, good move indeed! I would have purchased G3 too, but was not sure what to expect from such unusual lens, so I settled for the one was on sale...

Be aware, these Lensebabies can be addictive

Thank you all for the kind words and comments on the photos, much appreciated!

QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
...Maybe we should start a Lensbaby club?

Mike
LOL How about some friendly "challenge" someday?


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I did some "research" (google ) on the lensbabies, and tilt/shift lenses. Could you do about the same things with the lensbabies as with the tilt-shift lenses? I'm thinking about the perspective correction. I've seen that the selective focussing is widely demonstrated, but haven't seen any 'straight' buildings shot with the 'babies.
Any experience with that?

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I deleted my two previous posts, as I think this lens test yielded better results with a more pleasing image. I also didn't want to use unnecessary bandwidth. This test was done with a Lensbaby 3G from f2.0 (wide-open) to f8.0. Light is diffused window light. The figurine is approximately 4 inches tall at the top of her wings by 3/34 inches long.

A lovely fairy leaning on a toadstool.

F2.0 @ 1/30 sec. Sensitivity 400 for all.

F2.8 @ 1/15 sec

F4.0 @ 1/8 sec

F5.6 @ 1/4 sec

F8.0 @ 1/2 sec


As I've said previously, this lens takes a little getting used to, but I think I'm getting the hang of putting the sweet spot just where I want it, and focusing accurately. It's nice to work again with a lens that doesn't do anything by itself, and causes you to think.

F2.0 is a little soft, almost mushy, but gives a nice dream-like effect.

By f2.8 the girl's face and her butterfly friend are acceptably sharp, and pretty sharp @ f5.6.

I also have f11, f16 and f22, but didn't post them, as there really wasn't much of a difference after f8.0.

Enjoy.

Mike
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