The Creative Effects System Kit now includes the new Composer Pro with Double Glass Optic! Also included are the Optic Kit, the Accessory Kit and the System Bag. Each Optic comes with an Optic Swap Tool/Container. Available at a special price when you order them in this bundle.
The Creative Effects System Kit is a great way to immerse yourself in the variety of creative options Lensbaby products offer.
The Composer Pro refines and enhances the popular and award winning Lensbaby Composer by upgrading the swivel ball and focus mechanism to provide professional performance. The Composer Pro’s metal swivel ball design and refined focus mechanism deliver ultra-smooth focus and tilt control. Ships with the Double Glass Optic installed and is compatible with all optics in the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. Simply tilt the lens to a desired angle then focus with a manual focusing ring.
The Lensbaby Optic Kit includes three optics: Plastic, Pinhole / Zone plate, and Single Glass. Each optic creates a dreamy, ethereal look and will take you to new artistic horizons.
The Lensbaby Accessory Kit, includes the Lensbaby 0.6X Wide Angle / 1.6X Telephoto Kit, the Lensbaby Macro Converters, and the Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit. You will be able to shoot your Lensbaby at 30mm, 50mm, and 80mm, focus from 2 inches to infinity, and custom cut your aperture shapes.
The Lensbaby System Bag is a great addition to your camera gear. The removable and adjustable elastic straps inside, allow you to customize and carry your favorite Lensbaby shooting set up. The bag includes several convenient compartments including an outside zipper and an inside mesh sleeve, perfect for stowing your Aperture Kit, Macro Converters, or even extra media cards.
Velcro straps on the bottom of the bag allow you to attach one System Bag to another, further expanding your capacity to easily tote all of your Lensbaby gear. The Lensbaby System Bag also includes a removeable shoulder strap.
Composer Pro Specs
Pinhole / Zone plate
Accessory Kit Specs:
Creative Aperture Kit 2
Wide Angle / Telephoto Kit
2008 Popular Photograhy's Pop Awards: Composer and Optic Swap System
2009 Hot 1 Award: Composer and Optic Swap System
2009 Mac Life Editor's Choice: Composer and Optic Swap System
2009 PC Photo Editor's Choice: Composer and Optic Swap System
Posted by Lise on 29th May 2012
I have seen lensbaby photos on photo streams, and have been impressed with them. But the concepts seemed so overwhelming. I have taken a courses through PPSOP.com and subscribe to their newsletter. So when a lensbaby course was advertised and the pictures that accompanied it. I took the plunge.
It's been about a month since I received the kit. And while I have yet to use the whole kit. This has been the most enjoyable time photographing since I bought my camera 5 years ago.
I won't say that this will come easy. It takes a while. And I would suggest taking a course, you'll short cut your learning curve, somewhat lol. But you also will be amazed at the photos that you create.
These lenses are all about creativity! I completely lose track of all time, I think I'm out there for a half hour and I come in and its three hours later. You'll constantly amaze yourself.
I will never regret buying the top quality, thoughtfully produced lensbaby products.
I would suggest as I mentioned before that you take a course. Kathleen Clemons (you'll see some of her pictures if you look at some of the pictures, that explain the different lenses) has been in combination with the lensbaby products, nothing short of inspirational. So if you're bored, with your normal everyday lenses, and want to add a lot of creativity to your photos, then get this kit.
Thank you to lensbaby. I don't know if I'll ever return to "normal" lenses!
Posted by Kasia-D on 8th Aug 2011
I had heard and seen great things and many creative shots captured with Lensbaby optics which made me take the plunge and buy.
But it wasn't till I got my own Lensbaby Creative Effects Kit that I got hooked.
Wow, what a powerful set of gear and I'm just in the baby learning stage. I love playing with DOF, focussing on attractive yet different details and I'm having fun getting the Lensbaby to create what I envision.
There is a learning curve with the manual settings, aperture discs and focussing - somtimes you need a steady hand or a tripod but even if you leave the discs at home you still get amazing results!
The macro adapters allow close and extremely close views. The wide-angle and tele converters add further fascinating dimensions.
As part of the kit I got some shaped aperture discs, which I promptly ignored.. after all, I can do that in Photoshop. Then I watched a couple of the Lensbaby eLearning videos. Voilà - the heart-shaped disc aimed at the illuminations of a wedding party went down a treat when I showed them to the bride!
I'm just starting to explore the Lensbaby kit but can already recommend it to anyone who wants to push their creative envelope. The DOF creativity is stunning, and the colours are deep and highly appealing. You can have toy town feel or close-up soft creative and so much more.
Tip: Remember that the Lensbaby is fully manual and hands-on so I recommend ordering the optic cleaner and always having a good optic cloth at hand to keep the dust out of your DSLR and kit.
And, just as in important, the critique I'm getting on my work is awe-inspiring.
Finally, I have to say a thank you to the Lensbaby Team. For their inspiring products and website, and for the professionality of their service and the speed of the international delivery.
When you recieve the kit you'll see the attention to detail, like the dusters for each converter/optic, the aperture discs packed into a the magnetic swap tool, the corner flaps for opening part of the handy waist-level bag, etc.
Suggestion: Include more information in the small square guide on the delivered products which can be carried in the bag. I printed out the page above and some others so I could remember some facts and added the description to each coloured optic so I could remember which is which.