The Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 is an all-in-one tilt photography solution for Canon and Nikon DSLR shooters. This 80mm f/2.8 lens is compact, lightweight and affordable. Tilting the lens in any direction results in a slice of focus through your image, similar to the tilt effect in a tilt-shift lens. Incredibly versatile, choosing not to tilt the lens will make spectacular ‘straight’ photos - just as you’d get shooting with a ‘normal’ 80mm lens.
The Composer Pro with Edge 80 is a versatile lens well suited to portraits, miniature-style photos, landscapes and more. For added versatility, the Composer Pro with Edge 80 has a built-in close-focus mode; simply extend the front of the optic and focus as close to 17” away from your subject.
The Composer Pro with Edge 80 has a flat field of focus that, pointed straight ahead, takes photos that are sharp from edge to edge. Tilting the Edge 80 allows photographers to create vertical, horizontal and diagonal slices of focus through the image. Objects in both the foreground and the background can be in focus within that slice.
Photographers can alter the size of the slice of focus by changing the 12-blade aperture controlled by a dial on the front of the optic. For example, f/2.8 will produce a thin slice of focus with abundant blur. F/22 will produce a very wide slice of focus with just a small amount of blur. The 12 aperture blades also result in uncommonly smooth, round bokeh.
For further visual understanding on how tilting the lens and adjusting focus will affect your image, try playing with the Edge 80 Optic simulator.
Below are three sets of sample images, showing the Composer Pro with Edge 80 pointed straight ahead with the resulting image very much like a straight lens, and then at a tilt to show the slice of focus.
Composer Pro with Edge 80 Product Specs:
Posted by Steve on 27th Feb 2014
This lens is unique, no doubt, but it's so finicky you almost can't take 2 shots in a row without having to change settings, review, change settings.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2013
I love this lens. . . It provides a unique perspective. Fun to play with and great for creating unique photos.