Muse PL

The new Lensbaby Muse PL opens up new vistas in motion picture image capture. The first PL mount lens with interchangeable optics, the Muse PL allows you to switch quickly from the tack sharp Double Glass optic to a dreamy and ethereal plastic optic or the vintage-feeling single glass optic.

The Muse PL works directly on 16mm or 35mm PL mount motion picture cameras and is best for a fast and loose shooting style where the Sweet Spot of sharp focus moves freely across the scene.

You can use SLR mount Lensbaby lenses on many video cameras, but you will need an SLR lens-to-video camera adapter. A list of these adapters can be found under SPECS below.

Focus the Muse PL by compressing the lens manually. Sweep the Sweet Spot around the frame by tilting the lens. You can bend and compress the Lensbaby Muse PL freely for spontaneous, selective focus effects to create unprecedented and imaginative footage.

How To Video

Music video by Josh Nussbaum

Fashion promo by Thomas English

Lens demo by Thomas English

Short film by Chris Milk

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  • Flexible, tube based, manual compression focusing system with fluid and continuous tilt to move the sharp area of focus
  • Interchangeable optics feature curved field of focus, giving you a unique way to control depth of field
  • Images have one circular sharp area with surrounding areas dropping off into a beautiful blur
  • Native PL mount for use with motion picture cameras
  • Features the Lensbaby Optic Swap System which includes several different optics each of which provides a different image quality
  • Ships with the Double Glass optic installed
  • Plastic optic and Single Glass optic also available as accessories
  • Focal Length: right around 50mm
  • Focus Type: Manual Compression
  • Aperture Type: Interchangeable levitating aperture disks
  • Apertures: f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8
  • Minimum Focus: about 18” (45.7cm) without expansion; about 9” (23cm) when collar is pushed away from the lens
  • Maximum Focus: Infinity
  • Size: 2.75” w x 2” h
  • Weight: 3.6oz (7cm x 5cm / 102g)
  • Muse PL can be used on certain models of video cameras using several PL or SLR lens to video camera adapters such as the P+S Technik, Redrock M2, Brevis35, Letus35, and SGpro.

Photographers can mount the full range of Lensbaby's 37mm threaded accessories onto the front of the Muse PL, including our wide angle and telephoto conversion kit, 0.42x Superwide Angle lens, and macro kit, along with 37mm step up rings, filters, and hoods. The Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit can also be used with the Muse PL.

Muse PL in the Movie Maker Kit