This lens (optic) is as fantastical as the other Lensbaby products I have used. I currently own and use the Composer Pro II, the Sweet 35 and the Sweet 50 and recently started experiementing with the macro convesion tubes, all of which have wowed me. I got a preview of what to expect by watching YouTube videos featuring the Sweet 35 and it performs as expected. It is a solidly built optic with an in-hand feeling of a lens seems like it should be much more expensive. I look forward to producing lots of images with this optic teamed up with my Composer Pro II. I've never been disappointed with any Lensbaby purchase and knowing myself as I do, this won't be my last Lensbaby purchase. Lensbaby keeps producing and evolving products that help me dream up new ways to approach photography. Dream with Me.