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Sweet 80 Optic

Blow past simple depth of field and make a new kind of portrait with our Sweet 80 Optic. Bring tack sharp focus to your subject while the surrounding area fills with compelling streaky bokeh.

Blow past simple depth of field. Create an entirely new composition with our Sweet 80 Optic. When asked "what is bokeh photography?" The Sweet 80 Optic is the answer! Bring tack sharp focus to your subject. Fill the surrounding area with compelling, streaky bokeh. We've harnessed basic physics to create blur in-camera, bending depth of field around your subject. The result? Your new favorite in-camera effect.

The Sweet 80 Optic is an 80mm f/2.8 tilt lens that brings our classic "sweet spot" look to portrait photographers, or anyone looking for selective focus at a longer focal length. Sweet 80’s 12 aperture blades make for a perfectly smooth transition from sharp to soft.

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Blow past simple depth of field and make a new kind of portrait with our Sweet 80 Optic. Bring tack sharp focus to your subject while the surrounding area fills with compelling streaky bokeh.

Blow past simple depth of field. Create an entirely new composition with our Sweet 80 Optic. Bring tack sharp focus to your subject. Fill the surrounding area with compelling, streaky bokeh. We’ve harnessed basic physics to create blur in-camera, bending depth of field around your subject. The result? Your new favorite in-camera effect.
The Sweet 80 Optic is an 80mm f/2.8 tilt lens that brings our classic “sweet spot” look to portrait photographers, or anyone looking for selective focus at a longer focal length. Sweet 80’s 12 aperture blades make for a perfectly smooth transition from sharp to soft.


SPECS AND DETAILS:

Focal Length: 80mm
Primary Effect: Spot of Focus
Optic Swap Compatible: Yes
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 560mm (22in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
46mm filter threads
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Focus Type: Manual barrel focus
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 30.3°; APS-C (1.5x): 20.1°; 4/3rds: 15.4°
Angle of Tilt: +/- 15 degrees in any direction
Diaphragm Blades: 12
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 2 groups
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective

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WHY Sweet 80 Optic?

"The Sweet 80 lives up to its promise, and comes in at a portrait-freindly focal length that full-frame photographers will appreciate."
-Jim Fisher

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Focal Length: 80mm
Primary Effect: Spot of Focus
Optic Swap Compatible: Yes
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 560mm (22in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
46mm filter threads
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Focus Type: Manual barrel focus
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 30.3°; APS-C (1.5x): 20.1°; 4/3rds: 15.4°
Angle of Tilt: +/- 15 degrees in any direction
Diaphragm Blades: 12
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 2 groups
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective

WHY Sweet 80 Optic

"The Sweet 80 lives up to its promise, and comes in at a portrait-freindly focal length that full-frame photographers will appreciate."
-Jim Fisher

"An incredibly unique lens that is both challenging and fun to use.."
-Daven Mathies

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    RJ
    01/12/2023
    Ronald J.
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    Good Improvement

    I enjoy having the variable aperture on this lens. It is so much easier and quicker than the original Lensbaby's aperture disks.

    JF
    10/03/2022
    Jay F.
    United States United States
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    Sweet 80

    Excellent, macro feature works well. Very happy using it wide open in the Composer Pro IL or stopped down. My new favorite lens and Lensbaby.

    Sweet 80 Optic

    Blow past simple depth of field and make a new kind of portrait with our Sweet 80 Optic. Bring tack sharp focus to your subject while the surrounding area fills with compelling streaky bokeh.

    Blow past simple depth of field. Create an entirely new composition with our Sweet 80 Optic. When asked "what is bokeh photography?" The Sweet 80 Optic is the answer! Bring tack sharp focus to your subject. Fill the surrounding area with compelling, streaky bokeh. We've harnessed basic physics to create blur in-camera, bending depth of field around your subject. The result? Your new favorite in-camera effect.

    The Sweet 80 Optic is an 80mm f/2.8 tilt lens that brings our classic "sweet spot" look to portrait photographers, or anyone looking for selective focus at a longer focal length. Sweet 80’s 12 aperture blades make for a perfectly smooth transition from sharp to soft.

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