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Posted By: mattdm, 06-27-2008, 07:45 PM













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06-27-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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I still need to work on getting the sweet spot where it ought to be — a challenge with fast-moving kids! (The one with the fallen log would have been a keeper one second earlier. Oh well.)

All of this is straight JPEG from the K10D without postprocessing (shrunk with ImageMagic).
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I like the effect you get from that lens Seems like it warps the edges so it looks like a zoom blur. In some cases it adds movement or exaggerate motions to the image like in shot#1 and shot#5. I´m sure you will learn how to position the focus spot by time
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Great photos

If didn't know that they where from a lensbaby i might thought i was drunk

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So this is the effect of a Lensbabies

Any other features to watch out for

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
I still need to work on getting the sweet spot where it ought to be — a challenge with fast-moving kids! (The one with the fallen log would have been a keeper one second earlier. Oh well.)

All of this is straight JPEG from the K10D without postprocessing (shrunk with ImageMagic).
I can belive that.. and the effect is really cool

Do you think it's worth getting for fashion? I think I can see the use for it..
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I looked at a Lensbaby at Lens & Shutter, wondered at the price, and am left at odds about the results that I have seen posted on the internet. To me it looks like you could get the same or better effect from taking a decent photo (without the Lenbaby) and post edit it with the smudge tool, or blur tool in Photoshop - with more control and varying degree. Is it just me that does not get the Lensbaby? Not trying to be negative here, more posing a question.
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QuoteOriginally posted by spyglass Quote
I looked at a Lensbaby at Lens & Shutter, wondered at the price, and am left at odds about the results that I have seen posted on the internet. To me it looks like you could get the same or better effect from taking a decent photo (without the Lenbaby) and post edit it with the smudge tool, or blur tool in Photoshop - with more control and varying degree. Is it just me that does not get the Lensbaby? Not trying to be negative here, more posing a question.
That's not half so fun.

But seriously, check out this thread on the lensbabies forum: Lensbabies >>> Selective Focus SLR camera lenses

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Hey Mattdm,

You bring up an excellent point. There is the magic of the moment. It is always much more enjoyable to be behind the lens & camera as opposed to being infront of a computer screen. I can appreciate the exercise and creative flow you would get exploring the possibilites through the view finder (probably not possible to dream up or imagine all the possibilites otherwise). I look forward to seeing your future posts with the Lensbabies. Thanks
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Mattdm, I like your lensbaby images better than the ones in the ads. That looks like a lot of fun to shoot with!
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A Holga lens is cheaper.
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A Holga lens is cheaper.
Yeah, I actually considered that too. The lensbaby is more versatile, not only with the weird flexy action but also because I can actually change the aperture. That's worth a little to me.
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