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

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Sharp spot of focus + beautiful blur. 

Sharp slice of focus + smooth blur.

Radiant edge-to-edge glow. 

Swirly, twisty, striking bokeh.



Sol 45

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.



  • 45mm focal length
  • f/3.5 fixed aperture
  • Sweet Spot effect
  • Lightweight & compact
  • Bokeh blades to add texture



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






Fixed f/3.5


DSLR and Mirrorless


Full Frame: 51.4°; APS-C (1.5x): 34.9°




3 elements/2 groups

2.87 x 2.87 x 1.5 in

5.3oz DSLR; 9.06oz MIL


Focal Length



f/3.5 fixed


Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Emphasize what’s most important in your frame with a sharp spot of focus effect.

© Chris Zielecki

© Meg Loeks

Bokeh Blades

Add subtle lines and texture to your background with the moveable bokeh blades.

Creative Companion

Portraits, still life, street scenes - this versatile 45mm lens is a go-to for just about anything.

© Michael Robbins

In Review

"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."

Meg Loeks


"Shooting with the Sol 45 is a blast! It's simple to use and renewed the magic of using a Lensbaby for me."
Kathleen Clemons


"The Sol 45 is so unique in its style. It gives me a new perspective and an original way to capture photos and videos."

Ryad Guelmaoui


Tilt. Focus. Shoot!

In The Media

"There are no clichés with this lens, it's just a bunch of fun."


-Usman Dawood

"While the Sol is designed for blur, it is impressively sharp within the sweet spot "

-Hillary K. Grigonis

" It allows you to make photos with the signature Lensbaby look"


-Jim Fisher

"Simple and fun to use."


-Wenmei HIll

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Customer Reviews
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    Rebekah B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Fun Lens!

    Loved it! It really pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me get some creative shots!

    Zsuzsanna S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great little lens for a lot of fun

    I was super excited to put my hands on the Sol 45. The lens for the Nikon Z mount is significantly larger compared to the F mount version, but still a relatively small, easy to use and very intuitive tilt shift lens. The bokeh blades add a fun, swirly background blur to the image but I honestly, I prefer the simple setup without the blades which has a nice, smooth and dreamy look. I had a lot of fun playing around, taking creative shots with sun flare or going really dark with the background. The lens is sharp but manual focusing can be a challenge first for those who are new to it. But it worth the time to play around with it and experiment or to go super artsy. I love my new Lensbaby and recommend it to everyone who would like to have a lens with character.

    Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    Russ K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Sol 45 after a week

    Enjoyed your well designed product very much, easy to use and having fun using it. I have a mirrorless camera and I use focus peaking, focusing is no problem. I've used it with extension tubes and got great macro images, also used it with a flash, no problem. I also have your Velvet 85mm, two fun lenses. Thanks for making great products.

    Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    A Lensbaby Customer
    Krista L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Beautiful Lens

    The Sol45 is a beautiful lens! It’s intuitive and easy to use and it produces gorgeous images.

    Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    Sabrina S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    So awesome!

    Love love love this lens and it’s effects! I love that you can move the blades for more or less drama and that it is so compact! Highly recommend!


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