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.


OMNI Creative Filter System

Create new magic with OMNI! The simple, elegant, and innovative alternative to creating effects through handheld crystals & objects. Add individuality and artistic flair to your work by shooting through crystals and other objects specifically engineered to create professional and compelling in-camera effects. Designed to work with your existing lenses, OMNI offers control and repeatability without having to change your gear.


  • Professional & repeatable in-camera effects
  • Use with your existing prime & zoom lenses - both auto & manual focus
  • Available in two sizes - Small & Large
  • Includes three unique effect wands
  • Explore new creative possibilities by adding an Expansion Pack

How to use

Attach the Filter Ring to your lens and add one or more Effect Wands to the Magnetic Mounts. Adjust the Effect Wand and watch it change the way the light affects your image.

Click here to access the OMNI user guide

For the best shooting experience, use 35mm or longer focal length lenses. When shooting on all focal length lenses, especially those wider than 35mm, choose bright apertures to ensure the most natural looking creative effects.

Effect Wands

OMNI includes three unique Effect Wands that attach magnetically and distort the light as it enters the lens – creating a myriad of magical in-camera effects.

  • Crystal Seahorse
  • Stretch Glass
  • Rainbow Film


OMNI is designed to fit most prime and zoom lenses on the market - both auto and manual focus. It is also compatible with Lensbaby Velvet 56, Velvet 85, and Burnside 35 lenses only. It is available in Small and Large versions. The included step-up/step down rings allow you to mount the OMNI creative Filter System on a range of different sized lenses. Before purchasing, make sure you know the lens thread size of the lens or lenses you'll use with OMNI.


Native size: 58mm
Step up/down rings: 49mm, 52mm, 55mm


Native size: 77mm
Step up/down rings: 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 82mm

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Create New Magic With OMNI

One-Of-A-Kind Imagery

Deliver your best work yet – adding individuality and artistic flair with the OMNI Creative Filter System. Shoot through crystals and other objects specifically engineered by Lensbaby to create professional and compelling in-camera effects. Designed to work with your existing lenses, OMNI offers control and repeatability without having to change your gear.

OMNI Effect Wands

These three unique Effect Wands attach magnetically and distort the light as it enters the lens - creating a myriad of magical in-camera effects.

Rainbow Film


Beam reflective rainbows across your frame in any direction.

©stephanie defranco





Stretch Glass

Create bright stretches & streaks of light across your image.

©stephanie defranco



Endless possibilities for breathtaking flare, brilliant light direction & radiant reflections.

©nate woods




In Review

In The Media

""OMNI is a tool that encourages you to be more creative with your photography. That's enough to make it an Editors' Choice."


-Jim Fisher

"The Omni looks very clean and very professional so if you’re after a more polished approach to in-camera effects, the Omni provides that."


-Jake Hicks (PetaPixel)

"The Lensbaby Omni Creative Filter System and it expansion packs are the most exciting camera accessories I’ve seen this year."


-Jon Sienkiewicz

"Photographers who enjoy introducing creative, in-camera effects and light distortions will find lots to love about Lensbaby’s OMNI Creative Filter System."


-Pauleth IP (The Phoblographer)

© Stephanie DeFranco


How do I find my filter thread size?

Your filter thread size should be marked on your lens by a ø symbol. For example, if you see a ø62, then your lens has a filter thread size of 62mm. If you can’t find it you can always use a ruler to measure the diameter of the filter thread to determine the size you need (this guideshows you how). Or, try googling, for example: “Canon 85mm f/1.8 thread size”.


Do you sell Filter Rings or Step Up/Down Rings separately?

Yes. You can purchase those here


Can I buy the large size and use other step-down rings to fit smaller filter thread sizes?

Yes, you can if you have step-down rings that go from 77mm (the native size of the Large ring) to whatever your smaller lens filter thread size is.


What lenses does OMNI work with?

OMNI can be used on most prime and zoom lenses with both auto and manual focus, as well as full frame and crop sensor cameras.


Does OMNI work on Lensbaby lenses?

OMNI is compatible with Velvet 56, Velvet 85 and Burnside 35 only.


Will the magnets in OMNI damage my camera gear?

We can confidently say that the magnets used in the OMNI Creative Filter System will not damage any of your camera gear. Most newer cameras, SD cards, phones, and computers have solid state hard drives which magnets do not affect. Our magnets, while strong enough to support the OMNI system, are not nearly the strongest magnetic camera accessory on the market. Magmod, makers of magnetic camera accessories, sharedthis great article and video demonstrating how and why magnetic accessories won’t harm your gear.

Please note that there are some older devices (unrelated to camera gear) that can be affected by magnets, including credit cards, pacemakers, older TVs, older hard drives, and speakers. However, OMNI’s thick felt pouch should shield anything else in your bag (credit cards, etc) from these adverse effects.


What do I do if a Step Up/Down Ring gets stuck to the Filter Ring or my lens?

The OMNI Creative Filter System contains a filter wrench to help you remove if this occurs.



OMNI Accessories

Discover more creative possibilities with the OMNI Color Expansion Pack & Crystal Expansion Pack.



Inject your imagery with mood and atmosphere using the Color Expansion Pack.

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Boost your creative potential with the Crystal Expansion Pack.

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    Patrick W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Better than expected!

    I bought this to have a cool accessory in my arsenal, but after getting my hands on it, I realized this would play a bigger role than I realized. Very well made. Excited to try out the expansion pack too!

    Maria M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    This system is ok but over priced for what you're getting. Not all that easy to work with, but you can experiment and have fun with it. You could probably also hand hold different crystals and other items in front of your lens and get the same result, or a more interesting result.

    Scott T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Nice system

    Good so far. The magnetic system is more convenient than just holding an object on front of the lens. Magnets are strong.

    Brooke P.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    So fun!

    It brings a whole new perspective to photography!

    Steven D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Omni Filter Adventure

    As with all Lensbaby lenses, optics, and filters, there’s a learning curve that require patience and perseverance. I’ve been using Lensbaby products for more than ten years, and I’m always on the edge of my computer darkroom anticipating the next product. The Omni may not be for everyone, but it is for everyone who wants an adventure.

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