Review: Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye Optic for Sony Alpha/Minolta Maxxum

Lensbaby Scout

It’s been a busy month since I gave my first impression of the Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye Optic, but I’ve managed to get some quality with it to offer up a full review. As stated in the initial post, the Scout is Lensbaby’s sole fixed lens, but it retains the ability to change optics (as it is part of the Optic Swap system) as well as the suite of aperture disks. The fisheye field of view is a niche one, but it makes for some fun photography in and around New York City. Here is the review.

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Review: Lensbaby Composer Pro for MFT with Sweet 35 Optic

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my first impressions on the Lensbaby Composer Pro for Micro Four Thirds. I had been using it together with the Sweet 35 optic module, but since this is such a special lens, I felt I needed to spend more time with it before I could write my final review. Now that I did, I still feel that this is a tool which is hard to master, and am not sure whether I did. The look it creates is so unique that you cannot simply go ahead and shoot stuff like you would with a normal lens. You have to use the combo a lot to find out in which situations it works and in which it doesn’t. With this review, I hope to be able to give you an impression of what you can do with the Composer Pro and Sweet 35, and what you can’t.

 

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First Impressions: Lensbaby Composer Pro for Micro Four Thirds with Sweet 35 Optic

I’ve had the Lensbaby Composer Pro for Micro Four Thirds together with the Sweet 35 optical module for a couple weeks now. However, never having used a Lensbaby product before, I am still not 100% comfortable with it. It is a specialty product, that’s for sure; and one that you have to get used to. A Lensbaby is something that you need to actively explore, that you need to learn how to use. Even after several weeks of regularly using the Composer Pro + Sweet 35, I feel like I still only scratched the surface of what this combo is capable of, and what this system’s intended purpose is. In order to let you partake and observe my learning process with the Lensbaby, I decided to publish these first impression, with a proper review following at a later point.

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