Lensbaby just announced their new Spark optic: for $80 you can get a 50mm focal length with a maximum aperture of f5.6 (the typical sweet spot for many lenses.) The new unit is used just like other Lensbaby products in that you just need to tilt it and shift it to get the effect. Once again, they’re only available in Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts.
Engadget got a hands on experience at Photokina, and Zach Honig seems to really like it. Please note that they tweaked and cropped their sample images.
We’ll be at Photokina later on in the week and if we can squeeze it in, we’ll get some personal fondling time and create some sparks in your life with our photos.