4 Unique Lenses That Will Help Produce Creative In-Camera Images

Forget Photoshop; these unique lenses will render special effects in-camera!

Have you ever wished that you could create unique images without having to use software like Photoshop? If only there were lenses that could produce dream-like effects and surreal bokeh. Well, good news, these lenses exist, and you can get them without breaking the bank. The lenses are available across multiple platforms, and they’ll get your creative juices flowing. So, if you want to be more creative and you want to spend more time away from your computer, you should really take a closer look at these four unique lenses.

Lensbaby Trio 28mm F3.5 (For Dream-Like Images)

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In our review, we said:

““Overall, I think the Lensbaby Trio is a pretty incredible optic not due to the crazy charts and lab tests, but more because the lens has some character to it. If you embrace this character, then you’ll be really happy with the image quality it can deliver.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Snap one up for Fujifilm X mount: $299.95

Buy now Canon EF-M: $299.95

Add one to your collection Sony E mount: $299.95

Rokinon 8mm f2.8 Fisheye (For A Unique Perspective)

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In our review, we said:

“Though fisheye lenses are generally specialized lenses, this one was such a joy to use that I would keep it on all day and all night. It would inspire me to find skaters in NYC and get up close and personal. Plus, it often did inspire me to try new angles and get my timing better to capture those perfect moments. And overall, it’s just so much fun to use.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now Canon EF-M: $249

Get one for Fujifilm X mount: $299

Own one for Sony E mount: $249

Pro Tip: These unique lenses may take some getting used to. Especially if you’re used to using technically perfect lenses. Still, don’t let this put you off. You’re going to find that you can be far more expressive and creative with these unique lenses. If you’re short on ideas on how to create one-of-a-kind images, check out this tutorial.

Meyer Optik Trioplan 100mm II (For the Best Bokeh)

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In our review, we said:

“This is the type of lens that will get so many photographers excited about shooting. Sony, we don’t care about your quibbles with onion bokeh. We want this! This is the character your lenses are lacking. You say we can put it back in with post-production, but we don’t want to do that. We want a classic look that’s been missing for a while now.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: Used From $579.95

Lensbaby Spark 2.0 (For The Artist)

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In our review, we said:

“Images from the Lensbaby Spark 2.0 are oozing with character. With intense blur wide open, images easily take on a surreal, dream-like feel.

Hillary Grigonis – Reviews Editor
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Buy now Canon EF: $199.95

Buy now Canon RF: $199.95

Get yours now Fujifilm X: $199.95

Buy now M4/3: $199.95

Grab one for Nikon F mount: $199.95

Buy now Nikon Z: $

Pick one up for Sony E mount: $199.95

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.