Stories of the creatives behind the camera, as well as the amazing work they produce.

Watch Lensbaby shooters in action as they work through their creative process.

Advice, tips & tricks and more to  help you get the most out of your Lensbaby.

Each week we share our five favorite photos from your submissions & social shares.


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.


Twist 60 Optic

Create a serious impact with the Twist 60 Optic! Make your subject pop by surrounding them in twisty bokeh & subtle vignette.



  • Optic only - for use with Composer Pro II or Composer Pro Lens Body
  • 60mm focal length
  • f/2.5 aperture
  • Swirl effect
  • Subtle vignette
  • Part of our unique Optic Swap System



Creative Effect

Optic Swap Compatible

Focal Length


Minimum Focusing Distance

Format Compatibility

Focus Type

Angle of View

Angle of Tilt

Filter Threads

Diaphragm Blades

Elements/ Groups



Twisty, swirly blur





Full Frame





4 elements/ 3 groups

2.87 x 2.87 x 1.5 in


Focal Length






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.

Twisty Blur

Free your subject from their background with stunning separation & beautiful bokeh.

© Stephanie DeFranco

© thawatchai jindasut

Petzval Design

Creates a cool vintage look & feel with its classic 1840 Joseph Petzval design.

Portraits That Pop

Portraits feel larger than life with a big central area of focus & background that twists off the edges.

© Cristina Venedict

In Review

"The Twist 60 creates lovely swirly looking shots and it’s in a modern, easy to use housing that weights practically nothing."

Jake Hicks


"I enjoy the Twist 60 for its great, unique bokeh. Its tiny size fits perfectly in my travel bag and allows me to easily integrate the surrounding environment into my pictures in an unparalleled & exceptional way."

Christian Zielecki


"This lens is super sharp! I would say it's my sharpest Lensbaby lens."

Kaela Elliott


For Subjects That Stand Out

In The Media

"A fun and interesting lens to work with that can be an invigorating shot to your creativity."


-Alex Cooke

"Twist 60 does exactly what it is supposed to do, and does it well. "

-Jon Sienkiewicz

"In the right situations can deliver beautiful photos that will really make your jaw drop."


-Chris Gampat

"This lens continues to perform, making beautiful pictures with a marvelous swirl effect that has done Mr. Petzval proud."

-Levi Sim

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    William C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    New and Unique Vision Experience

    Fun to use and experiment with. A new contemplative way of seeing

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    Brent D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Wife loves it!

    I bought this for my wife for our anniversary. She has other Lensbaby products and enjoys the creative effects of the lenses. The way the background swirls, making the subject stand it is really cool.

    Harvey J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Amazing Twist

    This is a powerful and amazing optic. It has created some very unusual and beautiful images for me almost immediately. The learning curve was really short. The quality of the images is superb. My flower photography has taken a new direction with this twist optic. I highly recommend it to nature and landscape photographers. It also does some fun stuff with portraits as well.

    Annick P.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    Great colors and beautiful swirl

    The Twist is fantastic! The colors, the swirling effect and its very little weight make this lens a go to lens! Use it to add magic to your every day life and to shoot extraordinary!

    James m.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Twist purchase

    Love it. The surprise was that it’s a great landscape lens. I’m still experimenting with it. May be my imagination but landscapes seem to take on a slightly different look in a good way from equivalent primes

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    Baron S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Unique Effect

    I’ve greatly enjoyed using this lens to create unique portraits of my family and pets. It’s worth it for photos in front of holiday lights alone. The swirly effect is versatile, too—you can create swirls, or you can surround your subject with cat’s eye bokeh balls, or simply frame them with something akin to a strong vignette. All these are much more natural-looking than manipulating a photo in post processing. This lens is a great value, too; it's not the only lens that creates swirly bokeh, but it’s higher quality than a lot of the vintage ones you can buy and doesn’t need an adapter, and it’s smaller, lighter, and cheaper than a lot of the reissues of those same vintage lenses. And the Optic Swap system is a great system to buy into in general.

    Ariel F.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Beautiful effects on a FF camera.

    Nice effects with this one. Works well on FF camera. Not very impressive on a crop sensor. Requires the right backgrounds for great effects.

    Regina B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Twist60, a fantastic addition!

    I received this lens a few days ago and have truly fallen in love with it! The focus is so crisp and clear! The swirl created around subjects is fun, creative, and so very unique! This is a great lens to start with if you are new with Lensbaby for there isn't much learning curve. It's great in nature and with people, and the flare it creates is stunning!

    Patricia S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Twist and Shout!

    Love this lens and the twist effect. Just what I was hoping for when I purchased; this lens does not disappoint!

    LAURA P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Another winner!!!!

    Taking creativity to another level. The twist gives you the unique background with that amazing focus spot. Keep them coming Lensbaby!!!

    Ron P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Twist 60 Optic Purchase Oct 2020

    The Twist 60 is one of the reasons I moved up to a full frame camera. This Optic does everything I expected. The bokeh & swirl effects are exceptional! I plan to use this lens a lot!

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    Peter H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    My favorite of the Optic Swap lenses

    The Twist 60 delivers the beautiful, swirly bokeh of the classic Petzval design, in a much smaller and easier to use package. Unlike the other Optic Swap lenses, the Twist 60 is not designed to tilt, largely because it vignettes pretty hard when you do. You can crop around that if desired. If you already have one of the composer lens mounts, this optic can be swapped in, otherwise it is available in a dedicated non-tilting mount. The lens produces beautifully sharp centers, great separation from the background, and the unique swirl that is the signature of the Petzval design. If you want to add a classic appearance to your photographs, look no further. For additional interest, try having something out of focus in the forground.

    David A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Unique Effect

    The effect is totally different than any other lens. Incredibly sharp in the center, even wide open; and increasingly soft and ethereal moving to the edges.

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    Raul V.
    Mexico Mexico
    I recommend this product

    I love the pictures this lens make

    Emily M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    This is my new favorite

    This lens is incredible. compared to my other lens baby lenses it is incredibly easy to focus and gives not only unique bokeh but also a beautiful vignette.this might be my new favorite lens.

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    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love this lens

    Still learning it, but first results are impressive. Impressive bokeh and selection of focus point.

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