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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.

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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.

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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.

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FEATURES

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

SPECS

Specs

Creative Effect

Optic Swap Compatible

Focal Length

Aperture

Minimum Focusing Distance

Format Compatibility

Focus Type

Angle of View

Angle of Tilt

Filter Threads

Diaphragm Blades

Elements/ Groups

Dimensions

Weight

Sweet

No

45mm

Fixed f/3.5

14"

DSLR and Mirrorless

Manual

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

8.5°

46mm

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3 elements/2 groups

2.87 x 2.87 x 1.5 in

5.3oz DSLR; 9.06oz MIL

COMPATIBILITY CHARTS

Mount

Focal Length

45mm

Aperture

f/3.5 fixed

Effect

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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    LA
    03/12/2019
    Linda A.

    Great

    Love what I can do with this lens.

    IT
    11/07/2018
    IFIGENEIA T.

    A great surprise, a very unique lens and quite versatile.

    To be honest I wasn't expecting much, but I decided to give it a try because of its price. The first time i tried it I was frustrated , but then I had an epiphany "What if I tried it on macro flower photography ? " and then I fell in love with its softness and its artistic touch. Soon after that I figured it is also great for street photography, because it lets you see usual things in an unusual artistic way. A great addition to my unique lens collection!

    JM
    10/03/2018
    Judith M.

    Great lens for walking around

    I have had this lens for a month. In that time I have shot merry-go-rounds, dogs, the Oceanfront, sand sculptures, a quilt show, plants, a playground. It rarely leaves my camera. I love the images I am getting, I love the sharpness of the focal point, I love the tilt, I love the ease of use, I love the light weight.

    SS
    08/22/2018
    shelley s.

    Fast, fun and sharp lens that everyone should own!

    When I saw the Sol 45 I was so excited to try it! And I absolutely love it! It is metal (like my Canon Mirrorless lenses), and very lightweight, so I have been taking it everywhere! It is a very sharp lens, and renders colors accurately. I love the bokeh blades, they are so much fun! It's nice being able to have the sweet spot look (like my Sweet 35, 50 & 80), my also being able to mix it up with the bokeh blades! I love the patterns they give! I was able to get nice sharp photos of a squirrel on a tree and beautiful macro photos of flowers with the Lensbaby Macro filters! I think everyone should have this in their photography kits! And the tilt feature is great! I like it so much I haven't locked that feature yet! :) Way to go Lensbaby! (now for future lenses maybe multiple bokeh blades shapes......) :)

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