Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Soft Focus II 50 gives you a ton of creative options

Mar 22, 2022

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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 Composer Pro II with Soft Focus II 50 gives you a ton of creative options

Mar 22, 2022

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 and improved Composer Pro II and the Soft Focus II 50 Optic. Combined, these will give you a ton of creative options with recognizable bokeh, but still keep the center of your photos sharp. If you’re a fan of 50mm lenses and the unique Lensbaby bokeh, read on.

The Composer Pro II features a tilt function that ranges from 0-15° in any direction, for the tilt-shift effect practically on the budget. The Soft Focus II 50 Optic features a 12-blade internal aperture, so you no longer have to rely on the drop-in magnetic aperture system alone. The internal aperture is manually adjustable and you can still combine it with the drop-in aperture effects, so you’ll get even more creative options.

When you open the Soft Focus II 50 Optic all the way up to f/2.5, it creates dreamy, soft, impressionistic images. But if it’s not really your cup of tea, you can stop it down to f/8 or darker. In this case, you’ll get images that are detailed and sharp in the center, and still retain that soft focus towards the edges. Here are a couple of examples:

The Soft Focus II 50 Optic is compatible with Lensbaby Optic Swap System and drop-in magnetic aperture disks, and you can add 46mm filters for additional creativity. It comes in as many as eight mounts: Canon EF, Canon RF, Fuji X, Leica L, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E.

Here are the specs and a few more photos:

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF, Canon RF, Fuji X, Leica L, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View45°
Tilt-Shift+/- 15° Tilt
Minimum Focus Distance15″ / 38.1 cm
Optical Design2 Elements in 1 Groups
Diaphragm Blades12
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size46 mm (Front)

In case you’ve never used it, Lensbaby founder Craig Strong has got you covered:

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The Composer Pro II with Soft Focus II 50 is available for preorders at $349.95. If you’d like the Soft Focus II 50 Optic only, it’s available for $179.95.

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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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