Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-23-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
Veteran Member
figmental1978's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 789
New Lensbabies

I got an email neswleatter from Lensbaby.com last night about their range of new lenses. The Composer (all new design), The Muse (V.2 upgrade) and The Control Freak (3G upgrade). They also released the new optic swap system with Pinhole, Single Glass, Plastic and Double Glass.

I have the Lensbaby 2.0 and don't see the point in upgrading to The Muse but The Composer looks damn sexy and the optic swaps seem really interesting and opens up new creative possibilities...hmmm, Chrismas present?

09-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Duh_Vinci's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,281
QuoteOriginally posted by figmental1978 Quote
I got an email neswleatter from Lensbaby.com last night about their range of new lenses. The Composer (all new design), The Muse (V.2 upgrade) and The Control Freak (3G upgrade). They also released the new optic swap system with Pinhole, Single Glass, Plastic and Double Glass.

I have the Lensbaby 2.0 and don't see the point in upgrading to The Muse but The Composer looks damn sexy and the optic swaps seem really interesting and opens up new creative possibilities...hmmm, Chrismas present?
Well, what I have, is not something I would call an LBA, I'd like to think of it as a "NeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeD" for a photographic tool I can use to my advantage and continue explore that selective focus side with better control.

So yes, indeed, just added that to wish list for Christmas! I too own 2.0 and enjoyed it to a great extend, but I can definitely see the Composer in use!

Regards,
D
09-23-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 469
the composer loks spiffy.
09-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #4
Veteran Member
figmental1978's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 789
Original Poster
Anyone want to buy my Lensbaby 2.0?

09-24-2008, 04:49 AM   #5
Veteran Member
Mike Cash's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,952
I agree that the Composer looks very spiffy indeed. I wish I had it instead of the 2.0, even though the 2.0 is a hell of a lot of fun.

No wonder they had a sale....




Pentax K20D
Lens Baby 2.0
probably f2.8

09-24-2008, 09:55 AM   #6
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 942
I tried to love the lensbaby. I bought a 3G for a while but in the end I just couldn't get happy with it and returned it. I'd definately reconsider if they came out with a 'normal' optic for the composer, making it a tilt instead of the point spot. Getting warmer!
09-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
Banned




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Savannah, U.S./Baguio City, P.H.
Posts: 5,979
the composer looks very interesting. and its quite a sexy design.
09-24-2008, 10:32 AM   #8
Senior Member
mhertel's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vernon, BC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 274
Gonna check that composer out.. just preordered

09-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #9
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,226
Love my Lens Baby original. So many things it can do. Will add one of their new lenses this year. Not sure which one. Love the interchangeable lens elements.
What is a zone plate?
thanks
barondla

Check out POINT & SHOOT CONTEST #10 WINNERS in P&S forum. Enter #11. Any brand camera. Any subject. Enter now.
09-24-2008, 04:33 PM   #10
Veteran Member
figmental1978's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 789
Original Poster
Not really sure what a zone plate is but check out the optic comparison on the lensbaby site.

QuoteQuote:
Our Pinhole/Zone Plate optic lets you shift easily back and forth from pinhole to zone plate mode with your digital SLR by simply sliding a toggle inside the optic. In pinhole or zone plate mode, this optic insert achieves softer focus, dreamy images that are equally sharp from edge to edge. Part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.
09-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #11
Veteran Member
sewebster's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 533
Zone plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
09-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #12
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,226
Thanks, sewebster for the link. Zone plate makes sense now. Alternating clear & opaque circles (like a target). Interesting. Didn't know that this would allow a photo to be made like a pinhole. Faster than pinhole but in the Lens Baby examples even softer!
Did see an article once describing a fisheye lens made by using a pinhole (hollow ball) filled with liquid! Wow. Would love to try making that some day.
Wonder if the Composer can do every thing the Control Freak can?

thanks
barondla

Check out POINT & SHOOT CONTEST #10 WINNERS in P&S forum. Enter #11. Any brand camera. Any subject. Enter now.
09-24-2008, 09:08 PM   #13
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,226
Mike Cash, thats a great shot with the 2.0! Especially at night. Not easy to do.
Knew about a month ago that there were new lenses due at Photokina. Didn't know exactly what they would be. Bought an Original in case it went away (their lowest seller). Composer looks nice. Have to see if its as fun to use as LBO and 2.0 (3G isn't as easy to use hand held - for me).
thanks
barondla
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
composer, glass, k-mount, muse, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lensbabies & Various Filters?? baltochef920 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 08-28-2008 01:12 PM
First Lensbabies Shots mattdm Post Your Photos! 11 06-29-2008 05:34 AM
Lensbabies CapitaineAbitibi Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 28 05-07-2008 11:35 AM
lensbabies? madisonphotogrl Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 3 05-04-2008 07:34 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:28 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top