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LENSBABY - Soft Focus Optic


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LENSBABY - Soft Focus Optic


User Guide           
The Soft Focus Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, for use with the Lensbaby Composer, Muse and Control Freak.  Soft Focus Optic images are overall soft and diffuse, while somewhat sharper in the center than at the edges.
The Soft Focus Optic is much different than Lensbabys previous optics, with a much flatter field of focus than the Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic Optics.  The images created by the Soft Focus Optic have a beautiful, soft quality throughout the image and do not feature the Sweet Spot of sharp focus created by the Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic Optics.   Instead of bending the lens, photographers will typically point their Lensbaby straight ahead to achieve a classic soft focus look.
The Soft Focus Optic works with standard Lensbaby apertures, but also comes with three special soft focus multi-hole apertures that combine one large opening over the optic's sharp center with small openings over the optic's soft edges.  This hole pattern creates a sharp underlying image with a soft overlay.  Photographers can stack the soft focus apertures together or with standard Lensbaby apertures to vary the amount of softness. 
Soft Focus Optic Product Specs:
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Creates images that are overall soft and diffuse, while somewhat sharper in the center than at the edges
  • Degree of softness can be controlled by changing the special apertures, or stacking them with regular Lensbaby aperture disks
  • Multi-coated optical glass doublet
  • Much flatter field of focus than other Lensbaby optics, suited for variety of soft focus applications
  • Ships with hard storage case
  • Ships with aperture case containing regular Lensbaby apertures and three special aperture disks
  • Magnetic disk aperture system
  • With the soft focus multi-hole apertures, bright, out-of-focus points of light take on the hole pattern's shape.  Photographers can control this creative effect by using standard Lensbaby apertures or choosing a low contrast background.
Recommended Lensbaby Accessories for use with Soft Focus Optic:
  • Lensbaby Accessory Kit (LBABUND)
  • Lensbaby 0.42 Super Wide Accessory Lens (AWA42)
  • Lensbaby Step-Up/Shade (LBASTEP)
Soft Focus Optic Box Contents:
  • Soft Focus Optic with one special soft focus aperture disk installed (mid-range brightness)
  • Hard storage case
  • Aperture case containing f/2.8 through f/22 apertures, as well as two special soft focus apertures
  • Microfiber lens cloth
  • User guide

Additional Information

Name LENSBABY - Soft Focus Optic
Manufacturer Lensbaby