Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a 35mm f/2.8 lens with variable bokeh and vignette

Feb 16, 2018

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a 35mm f/2.8 lens with variable bokeh and vignette

Feb 16, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Lensbaby has announced a new creative lens today: Burnside 35. It’s a 35mm f/2.8 wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design. Burnside 35 adds swirling bokeh and vignette around your subject, with an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris. This slider lets you can change the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh; all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness. Something like Instagram filters in real life.

Lensbaby Burnside 35 is created with different kinds of photographers in mind: for shooting “street, landscapes, environmental portraits and more.” Lensbaby Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder Craig Strong calls it “one of the most versatile Lensbabies they’ve made.”

A pretty interesting feature is the effect slider on the lens. You can use it to add center brightness, in-camera vignette and adjust bokeh detail. It features a four-stop range of vignette and bokeh enhancement so you can dial in the exact look that appeals to you.

Burnside 35 is all-metal, non-tilting lens similar to their Velvet series. It’s made for full frame bodies, but it can be used on crop bodies as well. The lens is available for eight different mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Micro 4/3, Sony E, Fuji X and Samsung NX.

Let’s take a look at the specs:

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-16
  • 6 blade internal aperture
  • 8 blade secondary internal aperture for the effect slider
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6 inches
  • Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
  • 62mm filter threads
  • Focus type: Manual
  • Size/ Weight: 13.2 oz (374.21g)
  • 6 multi-coated glass elements, in 4 groups

Take a look at a couple of sample photos:

Lensbaby Burnside 35 is now available for preorders and the shipping begins on 27 Feb 2018. the price is $499.95.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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One response to “Lensbaby Burnside 35 is a 35mm f/2.8 lens with variable bokeh and vignette”

  1. Nghia Bui Avatar
    Nghia Bui

    Any photos from crop sensor?