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The Accessory Kit Goes on a Farm Field Trip

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macro bee on flower picture with Lensbaby wide angle macro lens taken with the double glass optic and macro kit

photo by chris link taken with double glass optic + macro kit

Several Lensbaby employees recently took a field trip to Sauvie Island, a Manhattan-sized island just north of Portland comprised of farms, public beaches, and protected wildlife lands. If you're looking for that perfect wide angle macro lens shot, then take a look at some favorite shots from our field trip below!

The Pumpkin Patch, our destination, offers everything from a huge corn maze to a farmer's market to U-pick veggies & fruit. Armed with the contents of the Lensbaby Accessory Kit we explored & photographed the farm. All accessories in the kit work with the Double Glass Optic and any of our other 37mm threaded optics, installed in any Lensbaby body.

wide angle macro lens telescopic shot of a hayfield in the distance taken by Keri Friedman

photos by keri friedman taken with double glass optic + telephoto accessory lens on left and double glass optic + wide angle accessory lens on right

Above, the same scene is photographed with the Telephoto and then the Wide Angle accessory lenses (which simply screw into the front of the Double Glass Optic), to illustrate the difference in focal lengths. If you want a bit of a closer view of a scene, try the Telephoto. To widen your field of view and get more in your frame, try the Wide Angle.

Joanne Wang's wide angle macro lens image of a bug nested comfortable on a beautiful flower

photo by joanne wang taken with the double glass optic and macro kit

The Macro Kit, comprised of 2 filters which easily screw onto the front of the Double Glass Optic, makes for some great close-up photo opportunities. For ease of focusing, try moving your body closer and further from the subject to find focus. Once you've found the range, then fine tune by rotating the focus ring on your Lensbaby.

a Lensbaby photo of two pints of fresh blueberries taken with a wide angle macro lens

photo by chris link taken with double glass optic + macro kit

Sometimes when shooting Lensbaby macro photography, taste testing your subject, as with the blueberries above, is highly recommended.

Matt Pardue's wide angle macro shot of a green plant taken with the double glass optic and macro kit photo by matt pardue taken with double glass optic + macro kit

The Macro Kit enables you to capture eye-popping detail, from 13 inches away from your subject all the way down to 2 inches, when both filters are stacked together.

Lensbaby employee superheroes taken by Michael Higgins with the wide angle macro lens kit from Lensbaby

photos by michael higgins taken with the double glass optic + telephoto accessory lens

It's a little-known fact that many Lensbaby employees are also super heroes, accentuated here by the added closeness of the Telephoto accessory lens.

wide angle macro lens shot of a field of purple flowers by Eric Pickel.

photo by eric pickel taken with double glass optic

The Double Glass Optic, with or without accessories attached, is a great way to direct your viewer's eye to a specific part of a photo.

Zach Ellison's Lensbaby image taken with the double glass optic wide angle macro lens.

photo by zach ellison taken with double glass optic

An old red barn in a field on Sauvie's Island wide angle macro lens shot.

photos by chris link taken with double glass optic + wide angle accessory lens

Using the Wide Angle macro lens on the Double Glass Optic helps you fit more into a scene - the entirety of the barn, left, and both a peach in the foreground and the sky way beyond, at right.

Abbie Kirkpatrick's photo of a dandelion in wide angle macro lens style.

photo by abbie kirkpatrick with double glass optic + macro kit + wide angle accessory lens

Try fun combinations - like the Wide Angle accessory lens with the Macro Kit to get both wide and close.

Hilary Freed's double glass optic and creative aperture disk photo of birds calling each other taken with the Lensbaby wide angle macro lens.

photo by hilary freed taken with double glass optic and creative aperture disk

The Creative Aperture Kit comes with 9 different shaped apertures. The shapes in the apertures will appear in any bright point of light, and/or when light is filtering through something like leaves, below, or through hay, above - creating everything from clear shapes to a more subtle texture.

A bright sunflower photo with the wide angle macro lens taken by Paul Andrews.

photo by paul andrews taken with double glass optic + creative aperture disk

Like the way these shots look? Find your favorite wide angle macro lens and other Lensbaby lenses here.

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