What does a Lensbaby Spark do?

What does a Lensbaby Spark do?

Introducing the Spark from Lensbaby, a fun and affordable way to capture selective focus images with a digital SLR. Spark features a unique selective focus optic and a tilting lens body, allowing the aspiring amateur photographer to capture creative images in-camera that have a sweet spot of focus, surrounded by blur.

Which is the best Lensbaby?

The best Lensbaby and Lomography lenses in 2021

  1. Lensbaby Sol 45. For fun and creativity, the Sol 45 is just the ticket, and it’s a bargain to boot.
  2. Lensbaby Velvet 28.
  3. Lensbaby Burnside 35.
  4. Lensbaby Spark 2.0.
  5. Lensbaby Edge 35.
  6. Lomography Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass.
  7. Lomography Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.

Where are Lensbaby lenses made?

Portland, Oregon
And Lensbaby is effectively and quietly doing just that. The Portland, Oregon-based camera creative lens manufacturer eschews what might be considered traditional setups in favor of a more personal — and more affordable — approach.

Which unusual effects are possible with the Lensbaby lens?

The unique features with a Lensbaby lens is essentially this: it has a spot in the middle that is in focus and an intense outward blur from there. In some instances it behaves much like a tilt-shift lens, especially when you are photographing architecture.

How does a petzval lens work?

Optical Design The lens consisted of two doublet lenses with an aperture stop in between. The front lens is well corrected for spherical aberrations but introduces coma. The second doublet corrects for this and the position of the stop corrects most of the astigmatism.

Who owns Lensbaby?

In 2004, professional photographer Craig Strong founded Lensbaby to help photographers see in a new way—in all genres, all around the world.

What is Lensbaby Composer?

The Lensbaby Composer is basically a ball and socket with a lens set installed in the front (ball) portion of the assembly. To move the sharp-focused area around in the frame, the lens elements are pivoted on the ball. Friction on the ball is controlled by the rear black-ribbed ring that fine-click-stops into place.

What is Petzval design?

The Petzval lens (or Petzval portrait lens) is the oldest notable lens design for photography. The design has two separate doublet elements; the front one cemented and the rear one (in the original design) with an air gap (as shown in the illustration). An aperture stop is placed between the two doublets.

Why was the Petzval lens such an advancement for photography?

The Petzval lens was known for delivering extreme sharpness in the centre, strong colour saturation, and a blurred effect in the out-of-focus area. Because of these characteristics, Petzval lenses were perfectly fit to produce portraits, especially when the photographer wanted the subject to be the centre of attention.

What is the Lensbaby Spark Lens?

Lensbaby has announced the Spark 2.0 lens and its design draws inspiration from the original Lensbaby launched in 2004. The new lens allows you to adjust the ‘sweet spot’ of focus by physically bending the lens across a wide range of angles.

How does the Lensbaby Lensbaby lens work?

If you pull the lens straight back toward the image sensor, the sweet spot of focus will remain in the center of the frame. As you tilt the lens, its area of focus moves toward the edge of the frame. The Spark 2.0 is the first flexible Lensbaby lens available for mirrorless camera systems.

What is the angle of tilt on the Lensbaby spark?

With respect to the angle of tilt, Lensbaby states that it is 46mm. The manual focus lens can focus as close as 15″ (38cm). The lens includes a pair of elements in a single group and its total weight is 6.5 oz. (184g). Lensbaby founder Craig Strong recorded a user guide video for the Lensbaby Spark 2.0, which can be seen below.

Which Lensbaby lenses are available for mirrorless cameras?

The Spark 2.0 is the first flexible Lensbaby lens available for mirrorless camera systems. The Spark 2.0 is available for a wide array of lens mounts: Canon EF (DSLR), Canon RF (mirrorless), Fuji X, Micro 4/3, Nikon F (DSLR), Nikon Z (mirrorless), Sony E (mirrorless) and Pentax K (DSLR).