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

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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.



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 


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REVIEWS



"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

 

"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

 

"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

 

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

 

-Jim Fisher


"Simple and fun to use."

 

-Wenmei HIll


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

-Hillary K. Grigonis

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

 

-Usman Dawood



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    10/06/2021
    LE
    LENA E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    A great lens at a great price point

    I was feeling stuck in rut with my photography so, at the recommendation of a friend, I got this lens. From the first photo I took, I was hooked. The bokeh is amazing and turned my ordinary photos into something extraordinary. The focus point is sharp and although it is a manual focus, I haven't had a problem nailing the focus every time. I'm excited to play around with this lens more and see what else it can do. Highly recommend.

    Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    05/17/2021
    BL
    Benjamin L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Sol45 Rocks

    Tried two times and it is a really creative lens that I can tell I would not be able to replicate with a normal lens. I am wanting find other pictures where I honk this lens will shine.

    05/15/2021
    HH
    Hiok H.
    Singapore Singapore
    I recommend this product
    Improved since its original iteration

    Having used the original lens baby, I came back to lens baby now with its wide range of special effects lenses (which I love), to find that I really want to use the Sol 45 as it embodied the original lens baby in that the focal plane was adjustable freely in a 360 manner. It did not disappoint as it offered much improved controls and ergonomic usage, with fine tuning of the focus after shifting the focal plane. All in a great buy and great experience!

    05/09/2021
    KW
    Karin W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Sol 45

    I have loved this lens but i love all of your lenses.

    03/29/2021
    AW
    Andrew W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Lensbaby sol 45

    Great, easy to use and user friendly.

    03/22/2021
    SB
    Sue B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Totally Fun!

    I have only been able to shoot with this a few times as I just bought it, but the images that it has captured so far have been quite dreamy and totally fun!

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    03/22/2021
    MH
    Madralynn H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love it

    This is my first Lensbaby lens so I am getting used to it. I can't wait to add more to my collection of lenses.

    03/18/2021
    JG
    Jennifer G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    First try and in love!

    The delivery was fast and the ease of use is so great. Love learning all its capabilities and the unique images that come out of it!

    03/11/2021
    LM
    Lynn M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love this lens!

    I thoroughly enjoy taking photos with this lens. I love how sharp the center focus is and the pretty blur that can be achieved. It's great for taking flower photos!

    Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    03/09/2021
    LB
    Leah B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    The perfect therapy lens

    I needed a lens to help slow me down and really think about what I am shooting. This and my Velvet56 have both been amazing for that. I love going on walks with them and just slowly observing the world. There is definitely a learning curve, but it is well worth it.

    03/05/2021
    KT
    Krista T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Dreamy Lens

    I’m loving this lens! It’s pretty user-friendly. I was surprised to get photos with great focus on my first attempt, after hearing people say it’s hard to focus. I LOVE the dreamy look it gives photos, and it’s so fun to experiment with the bokeh blades on vs. off! I think this was a great choice for a first Lensbaby lens!

    02/15/2021
    P
    Pamela
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Oh, YES!

    I love the Sol 45. It is my first Lensbaby and a great intro to the world of selective focus. It is lightweight, which is a nice change of pace from my usual lenses, but also feels well built. Love the bokeh blades. I've only had a couple of opportunities to shoot with it so far, but I can already tell that it is going to be a go-to!

    02/12/2021
    HD
    Hope d.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Amazing!

    I absolutely love this lens. It's so easy to use and always gets me out of a creative rut because it can really make the most simple thing look unique. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like a fixed fstop, but I been nice not to have to think about another setting.

    02/12/2021
    AG
    Anne G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love this lens

    Amazing and fun! Great for dramatic fine art shoots.

    Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    02/03/2021
    MH
    Monroe H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Monroe's review

    So far so good with this lens. I've used it a few times and love the results. It is easy to focus and on a tripod, it's easy to see the sweet spot with the camera's live view. I look forward to spring and flower season to use my lensbaby lenses.

    02/02/2021
    JM
    Judith M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love at First Click!

    It was fun! A quick 15 minute walk with new Sol 45 on my camera turned into a two hour wonderful experience! Easy to get to know and so much fun to play with and I love the results!

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