Why would you put a $100 lens on a $8,000 camera? Well, because even the professional photographers have to go back to their roots, and re-learn the passion of photography. The Lens Baby can help.
I use the Lensbaby with my Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II. Of course, the logical first question is, “Why put a $100 lens on an $8,000 camera?” The only answer is that the Lensbaby offers a new frontier in creative freedom, fun, and challenge. With the soft accordion focusing collar, I can shift the area of sharp focus by shifting the lens in any direction. And, with each shift, surrounding areas are rendered with a soft blur or streaking.
Of course, similar effects can be created in Photoshop CS, but there is a huge difference in seeing the effect as you shoot versus adding the effect in the post-capture processing phase.
Do any of you have good experiences with the lens baby? Why not add your review – or a link to your review, if you’ve posted it elsewhere – below?
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