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Edge 80 Optic

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Product Description

Don't already own a Lensbaby lens body?  You'll need one to put your Edge 80 into - we recommend the Composer Pro with Double Glass or the Composer Pro with Sweet 35.

The Edge 80 Optic is a 80mm, flat field of focus optic with a 12-blade adjustable aperture and is compatible with all Lensbaby lens bodies*.  When tilted, the Edge 80 delivers a slice of tack sharp focus through the image, bordered by soft blur.  When pointed straight ahead, the Edge 80 can be used just like a high-quality straight lens.  

When tilted, the size of that slice of focus depends upon the aperture used, and the placement of the slice of focus depends upon the degree and direction of tilt. Rotating the aperture dial on the front of the optic changes between apertures from f/2.8 through f/22.

The Edge 80 also features a special close-focus function.  Photographers can extend the front of the optic to focus as close as 17" away from their subject.  Want to see even closer?  Add on the Lensbaby Macro Converter.

The Edge 80 Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap™ System.

An incredibly versatile portrait lens, Edge 80 can also be used to great effect in any situation that lends itself to selective focus - from food photography to giving landscapes a "miniature" appearance. To better understand how tilt, aperture and focus can all affect the Edge 80 image, visit the Edge 80 Optic simulator here:

The Edge 80 has 46mm threads so it is not compatible with the Lensbaby 37mm thread accessories.

*Macro Converters are required to use Edge 80 with Composer with Tilt Transformer (for mirrorless cameras).

Product Specs:

  • Focal Length: 80mm 
  • 12-blade internal aperture, controlled by dial on the front of the optic
  • Aperture range from f/2.8 through f/22
  • Flat field of focus optic (when tilted, creates a slice of sharp focus, bordered by blur)
  • Minimum focusing distance:  approximately 17" when the optic is extended forward in macro mode and fully tilted
  • Maximum focusing distance: infinity
  • 5 multi-coated glass elements, in four groups
  • Compatible with Composer Pro, Composer, Scout, Muse, Control Freak and Composer with Tilt Transformer lens bodies*
  • 46mm front threads (will only work with the Lensbaby Macro Converter and not the 37mm Lensbaby Accessories) 

*Macro Converters are required to use Edge 80 with Composer with Tilt Transformer (for mirrorless cameras).

Recommended Lensbaby Products for use with Edge 80 Optic:

  • Lensbaby Composer Pro (LBCPC, LBCPN, LBCPS, LBCPP, LBCPO)
  • Lensbaby Composer (LBCC, LBCN, LBCS, LBCP, LBCO)
  • Lensbaby Control Freak (LBCFC, LBCFN, LBCFS, LBCFP, LBCFO)

Box Contents:

  • Edge 80 Optic with lens cap
  • Ships with clear plastic storage case and removal tool
  • Microfiber lens cloth
  • User guide

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Product Reviews

  1. good alternative to tilt-shift lens

    Posted by Alessandro Giusti on 26th Oct 2013

    great lens for portrait it is also a good alternative to a tilt-shift lens to increase deep of field in many situations.
    Very good luminosity (f2.8) and good construction with a 12-blade internal aperture.
    I bought just few days ago and it's already an essential part of my photographic set

  2. A great tilt-shift alternative

    Posted by Thomas Boyd on 11th Oct 2013

    I have rented a variety of Canon tilt-shift lenses over the years for portrait and sports work, and I can say that will come to an end after using the Edge 80.

    This lens is a lot more effective at dialing in the tilt look than the cumbersome and expensive TS lenses. I like being able to tilt the lens at any angle in a more intuitive way. I very much appreciate the 80mm focal length too. I love using the Edge 80 for portraits.

    The Edge 80 gives the tilt look at a fraction of the price, with less weight, and ease of use.

  3. The Edge 80 rocks my world!

    Posted by Holli True on 11th Oct 2013

    Plain and simple, this is optic has become my new must-have for every shoot! While I am a fan of all of the amazing Lensbaby lenses and optics out there, this particular optic is pure perfection.

    The subtle tilt-shift makes it so versatile, I've actually photographed entire sessions with it and loved the results! If you looking to add a creative flair to your images, the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 is your answer!

  4. Compelling portraits

    Posted by Craig Terrones on 11th Oct 2013

    The Edge80 allows me to create a compelling portrait at a focal length that's flattering to the subject.

    The fast aperture, longer focal length, and typical Lensbaby focal plane adjustments allows me to truly create an "edge" of focus through the image. If you love working with shallow depth of field, you'll love the Edge80.

  5. Get the Edge!

    Posted by Marisa Allegra Williams on 11th Oct 2013

    When the Composer with Tilt Transformer was released, I was dying for something akin for my Nikon D90. I've long wanted a tilt-shift lens, but felt that option was out of my price range. Lensbaby Edge 80 to the rescue! This is a fantastic alternative to a four-figure tilt-shift lens, and I can't say enough about how much I adore it. It works just as described, and the results are fantastic. I use mine with the Composer Pro and don't have a single gripe. I've also been using it with the Macro Converters and again, wonderful results. The Edge 80 has exceeded my expectations in every way. In future, I'd love to be able to swap in Nikon-mount lenses to use in a similar fashion for tilt, but that's in no way a negative point on the Edge 80 (which rocks in every way).

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