In 2004, Lensbaby was born out of a photographer’s frustration with flat, sterile, digital images. Since the start, we’ve been helping photographers gain creative control and inject emotion into their images.
We make lenses that fit the following DSLR and mirrorless camera bodies: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A, Fuji X, Micro 4/3, Pentax K, & Samsung NX.
Lensbaby invites you to smash the mold. Be you. Be free. Be the enemy of perfection.
Lensbaby manufacturers award-winning DSLR and mirrorless creative effect camera lenses. Below you’ll find a range of products that will help you break away from your everyday routine.
Use Burnside 35 to create images with a bright central area of focus and striking color rendition — surrounded by subtle, swirling bokeh and vignette.
Create perfect harmony between focus, bokeh, and vignette by fine-tuning your composition using the effect slider. Adjust the gold slider up or down to control how much vignette creeps in, darkening the edges and really making the center pop.
Create soulful portraits with our Velvet 85 art lens. At bright apertures, compose impressionistic masterpieces with a velvety glow straight out of camera. Use darker apertures to make images with a crisp, film-like aesthetic. Building on the strengths of our bestselling Velvet 56 lens, Velvet 85 combines lustrous skin tones with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses. Use its macro capabilities to reveal life that’s in small places.
Create miniature macro worlds, rich landscapes, otherworldly street scenes and more with our versatile Velvet 56 art lens. Compose scenes that are lit from within, emanating glow at wide apertures. Shoot at darker apertures to give your photos a sharp, vintage look – with a subtle fall-off on the edges. Focus close to discover a larger-than-life miniature world.
Twist 60’s vignette and swirly bokeh call attention to anything you place within the large central area of focus for a timeless, vintage look. True to an 1840 design by Joseph Petzval, this lens reveals striking separation between subject and background. Twist 60 is a metal-bodied, non-tilting lens that mounts directly to your camera. It is recommended for use on full frame cameras only.
Convenience meets creativity. Trio 28 with Filter Kit provide creative options for adventurous photographers. Designed specifically for mirrorless camera users, the Trio 28 features three selective focus optics in one compact lens design. Trio 28’s wide 28mm focal length uniquely captures the soul of street scenes, landscapes, environmental portraits, and more. Simply rotate a dial to choose your inspiration from our most popular creative optical effects.
- Twist gives you a large sharp central area of focus surrounded by twisty, swirling bokeh
- Velvet has a sharp yet dreamy central area of focus with delicate glow from edge-to-edge
- Sweet creates a sharp central sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur
Trio 28 with Filter Kit includes the ultra-compact 28mm, fixed f/3.5 Trio 28, three creative filters – 3- Stop Neutral Density, 8- Point Star, and Circular Polarizer Filter – and a custom designed carrying case.
Redefine distortion and extend your vision to a 185-degree field of view—beyond what the eye can see. The Circular Fisheye lens brings out your warped side, shaping twisted images with polished focus as close as ¼-inch from the front. Create architecture shots with a unique flare, and turn shots in tight spaces into contorted masterpieces. Go crazy. Seriously.
Optimized for APS-C sensor DSLRs, produces a smaller image circle on full frame DSLRs.
Discover fun in every frame with sharp focus and surprising blur at 50mm. The Spark lens lets you find your focus, hold it in place, and snap— you’ll never get the same playful image twice. Whether portraits or street scenes, one squeeze of the flexible lens changes the way you see.
Bring powerful details into focus. The Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic creates a slice of tack-sharp detail– through objects in both the foreground and background– surrounded by smooth blur. Tilt and move the lens for fluid, on-the-fly inspiration. Reveal remarkable dimension and depth for everything from landscapes to macro.
Combine fine-tuned focus and dreamy blur to create images that leave a lasting impression. The Sweet 35 Optic adds unexpected depth and movement at 35mm. Place the sweet spot right where you want it— this optic is perfect for illuminating a face or bringing out a specific detail in your landscapes and environmental portraits.
Sensationalize the sweet spot. Bring in movement, intensity and depth to every image. The Sweet 50 Optic illuminates the essential details at 50mm, creating wonder and emotion in your photos. Spotlight the specifics in portraits, and enhance everyday scenes with a particular point-of-view.
Blow past simple depth of field. Create an entirely new style of composition with our Sweet 80 Optic. Bring tack sharp focus to your subject. Fill the surrounding area with compelling, streaky bokeh. We’ve harnessed basic physics to create blur in-camera, bending depth of field around your subject. The result? A dynamic, powerful in-camera effect.
The Creative Bokeh Optic harkens back to Lensbaby’s inception with its simple, 50mm single uncoated glass element design and specially shaped aperture disks. Offering an in-depth level of bokeh control, the shaped aperture disks give new meaning to creative freedom and fun. Simply place one of the 9 shaped magnetic drop-in disks into the optic. Transform your images as your bokeh takes on the shape of the disk.
The Lensbaby Makers and Lensbaby Artists are complementary video series’ that spotlight the work of inspiring Lensbaby photographers.
Lensbaby Artists is a virtual exploration of a gallery featuring the work of talented Lensbaby photographers. Each short video celebrates the work and story of a different Lensbaby artist. Lensbaby Makers is a series that looks into the world of influential Lensbaby shooters.
Press play to see these photographers work through their creative process.
Learn the rules so you can break them! Whether you’re new to Lensbaby, can’t quite get the hang of your lens, or want to hone your skills, Lensbaby University is here for you. Learn and be inspired. Start your journey today.
A collection of videos curated to educate & inspire creative minds by showcasing the creative possibilities that Lensbaby lenses have to offer.