Lensbaby Releases New Edge 50 Optic

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Though it’s already been available with the Composer Pro II. Lensbaby is now retailing the Edge 50 Optic by itself. It’s a 50mm f3.5 aperture optic with 9 aperture blades. The 50 can focus as closely as 8” from the front of the lens and its design incorporates 8 multi-coated glass elements in 6 groups.

The Edge 50 Optic offers full frame 35mm coverage, so you can mount it onto a Sony FE mount camera and get full coverage of the scene. Wide open, it’s also much sharper than much of Lensbaby’s previous optics. When stopped down, it can pretty much hold its own with other modern lenses.

They’re available now for $224 when sold individually. They’re quite a bit more with the Composer Pro II. You can check out the review to see if it’s something worthwhile for you.

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