Make selective focus photography as easy as tilt, focus, shoot with the Sol 45! This compact lens creates a sweet spot of focus effect surrounded by smooth bokeh.
"Shooting with the Sol 45 is a blast! It's simple to use and renewed the magic of using a Lensbaby for me."
"Out of all the Lensbaby lenses I've shot with, this has been my favorite. The focal length is wonderful and I'm able to use it for just about every genre of photography genre, from macro to lifestyle."
"The Sol 45 is so unique in its style. It gives me a new perspective and an original way to capture photos and videos."
" It allows you to make photos with the signature Lensbaby look"
"Simple and fun to use."
"While the Sol is designed for blur, it is impressively sharp within the sweet spot "
-Hillary K. Grigonis
"There are no clichés with this lens, it's just a bunch of fun."
I was feeling stuck in rut with my photography so, at the recommendation of a friend, I got this lens. From the first photo I took, I was hooked. The bokeh is amazing and turned my ordinary photos into something extraordinary. The focus point is sharp and although it is a manual focus, I haven't had a problem nailing the focus every time. I'm excited to play around with this lens more and see what else it can do. Highly recommend.
Tried two times and it is a really creative lens that I can tell I would not be able to replicate with a normal lens. I am wanting find other pictures where I honk this lens will shine.
Having used the original lens baby, I came back to lens baby now with its wide range of special effects lenses (which I love), to find that I really want to use the Sol 45 as it embodied the original lens baby in that the focal plane was adjustable freely in a 360 manner. It did not disappoint as it offered much improved controls and ergonomic usage, with fine tuning of the focus after shifting the focal plane. All in a great buy and great experience!
I have loved this lens but i love all of your lenses.
Great, easy to use and user friendly.
This is my first Lensbaby lens so I am getting used to it. I can't wait to add more to my collection of lenses.
The delivery was fast and the ease of use is so great. Love learning all its capabilities and the unique images that come out of it!
I needed a lens to help slow me down and really think about what I am shooting. This and my Velvet56 have both been amazing for that. I love going on walks with them and just slowly observing the world. There is definitely a learning curve, but it is well worth it.
I’m loving this lens! It’s pretty user-friendly. I was surprised to get photos with great focus on my first attempt, after hearing people say it’s hard to focus. I LOVE the dreamy look it gives photos, and it’s so fun to experiment with the bokeh blades on vs. off! I think this was a great choice for a first Lensbaby lens!
I love the Sol 45. It is my first Lensbaby and a great intro to the world of selective focus. It is lightweight, which is a nice change of pace from my usual lenses, but also feels well built. Love the bokeh blades. I've only had a couple of opportunities to shoot with it so far, but I can already tell that it is going to be a go-to!
I absolutely love this lens. It's so easy to use and always gets me out of a creative rut because it can really make the most simple thing look unique. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like a fixed fstop, but I been nice not to have to think about another setting.
So far so good with this lens. I've used it a few times and love the results. It is easy to focus and on a tripod, it's easy to see the sweet spot with the camera's live view. I look forward to spring and flower season to use my lensbaby lenses.
It was fun! A quick 15 minute walk with new Sol 45 on my camera turned into a two hour wonderful experience! Easy to get to know and so much fun to play with and I love the results!