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Our classic creative effect - a round sweet spot of focus.

Find your edge - get a sharp slice of focus effect

Get your glow on - create an ethereal velvet effect.

Crazy curves ahead - striking swirly bokeh & vignette.

Explore the captivating effects that OMNI can create with this gallery of awe-inspiring imagery.

Sharp spot of focus + beautiful blur. 

Sharp slice of focus + smooth blur.

Radiant edge-to-edge glow. 

Swirly, twisty, striking bokeh.


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. 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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What is the Optic Swap System?

The Composer Pro II lens body tilts and swivels, moving the area of focus. Simply swap out the inside optic, to create a variety of selective focus effects at different focal lengths.

Legendary Sweet Spot

Draw the viewer’s eye, highlight details in the foreground & background and blur out distractions.

© chris flash

© ben hutchinson

Capture Attention

Draw your viewers eyes directly where you want them to go with tack-sharp focus and extraordinary bokeh.

Classic Captures Turned Extraordinary

80mm focal length to capture just about anything - portraits, urban, nature scenes & more.

© stephanie defranco

In The Media

"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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    Jean M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Sweetest Sweet 80!

    Joining the sweet series of optics, the Sweet 80 adds that extra reach. Extra reach adds some wonderful compression and beautiful bokeh. I really enjoy having this option in my bag!

    Peter G.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product
    Sweet 80 Optic

    The Sweet 80 optic is sharp when you need it to be, but can create dreamy photographs. I use it on a Fujifilm APS-C crop camera, so it has a longer focal length of 120mm, which means it is even better for portraits. But also it has a great reach, and can be used for all sorts of photography, such as street photography and abstract landscapes.

    Russ B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great Creativity Tool

    I like it a lot. It takes a bit of getting used to with all manual adjustments, but the results are striking and kind of unexpected at times (in a good way(.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Such an ideal portrait lens

    With this lens I really feel you capture the essence and inner workings of a subject’s thoughts and mind when doing portrait work

    steve N.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Fabulous expected

    I am still experimenting, but I love the effects. It also has much less of a learning curve than the "Edge 80" (which I also own).The edge can produce great images, but it takes a while to hone in on that "slice" of focus. I'm typically a large aperture shooter, so this "Sweet 80" will be very fun for me to work with.

    Mark H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Just bought a sweet 80 from the great people at lensbaby, service was the usual excellent only exceeded by the beautiful sweet 80. Just loving this optic, why were they in such short supply.... If you like portraiture then get this optic its creamy smooth.

    Kim S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Super Sweet 80 Optic

    I love the Composer system! So easy to pop off my Edge 35, and pop on the Sweet 80! Also love the top notch customer service! I messed up entering my credit points, and Craig fixed it right away! Completely loving these tools to give clients something a little different along with their regular portraits!

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    Philip U.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Nice optic

    Enjoy this optic and find the 80mm very versatile. The focus ring is a bit choppy, however.

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