Creating ‘Bokeh Madness’ with a Tilt Lens Adapter

After using a vintage 1910 lens on a modern Sony a7II, Paris-based photographer Mathieu Stern is back again with another interesting lens experiment.

This time he created "bokeh madness" by attaching a Russian Jupiter 9 85mm f/2 lens onto his Sony a7II using a M42-to-E tilt adapter.

Lensbaby Announces the Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby today announced the new Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic, the latest product in the company's creative effects lens stable. It's a manual focus 50mm f/3.2 lens with a metal body and a tilt design that lets you control your depth of field in-camera.

Review: Lensbaby’s Creative Mobile Kit Lenses Bring Selective Focus to Your Phone

Lensbaby has been producing creative art lenses since the company was established in 2004. They have since released a number of different products for both SLR and Mirrorless camera bodies, as well as mobile smartphones. Recently, Lensbaby released the ‘Creative Mobile Kit’ which features two unique lenses: the LM-20 and LM-30. Today, we are taking a look at the kit to see if it truly delivers on its creative promises.

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. However, not all lenses are created equal. While most lenses just aim to please, others aim to impress. Today, we are taking a look at some of the most exotic lenses we could find.

Lensbaby Launches the Creative Mobile Kit with Two ‘Reality Bending’ Lenses

Lensbaby is known for their creative art lenses and mobile accessories including the Composer Pro, LM-10, and Velvet 56. Today, the company has announced their latest addition to their product lineup aimed at smartphone photographers. The new ‘Creative Mobile Kit’ includes two lenses: the LM-20 and the LM-30, a mobile mounting mechanism, and a kickstand for long exposures.

Lensbaby Flagship Lenses Now Available for Fujifilm X Mount Cameras

Lensbaby is known for crafting unique optics that allow photographs to take creative control of their work. Four of the company’s flagship lenses are now available for Fujifilm’s X Mount system of cameras. Newly available lenses include the Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic, Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic, Circular Fisheye, and Velvet 56 Portrait Lens.

Lensbaby Announces 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens

Lensbaby... you either love them or hate them. While many may consider them the Holga of the digital age, it's rather obvious from their existence that there are plenty of individuals who enjoy the quirky effects their (comparatively) cheap lenses offer.

And yesterday, they added a new lens to their repertoire: a circular fisheye for Canon and Nikon DSLRs that is receiving a surprising amount of attention.

Lensbaby Venturing Into iPhoneography, Unveils New Sweet Spot Lens

iPhone lens attachments are nothing new, but soon there will be a new company vying for the attention of smartphone shooters: Lensbaby. The decade-old selective focus lens maker has unveiled a new patent-pending Sweet Spot Lens, which is designed specifically for giving iPhone photos Lensbaby's trademark look.

Lensbaby Spark: A New Plastic Lens for Selective-Focus Photos on the Cheap

"Entry level" is a huge theme in the photo gear industry this year, and it's not limited to cameras. Lensbaby has also joined in on the action by announcing its new Spark lens. It's stripped-down plastic version of the company's selective focus lenses, allowing you to shoot fun "tilt-shift"-style photos without breaking the bank.

Lensbaby Tilt Transformer Turns Nikon Lenses into Tilt Shifts for EVIL

Lensbaby unveiled a new accessory at Photokina called the Tilt Transformer, which allows you to use Nikon mount lenses on EVIL camera bodies as an instant tilt-shift lens with twice the tilt of normal TS lenses. It's currently available for Micro Four Thirds bodies, but will be available for Sony NEX cameras as well starting on October 28, 2010. The Tilt Transformer comes with the Lensbaby Composer in a $350 package, or separately for $250.

Guy Proposes with a Lensbaby to the Girl He Met through Flickr

Now here's a "photomantic" story: Andy met Kayla two years ago through Flickr when they were 2,300 miles apart. Andy just popped the question a few days ago, and hid the engagement ring inside his Lensbaby!

In an announcement published on his blog, Andy writes,

Today I proposed to my lovely fiancée Kayla. We met through a flickr related chat room, and our photography is what brought us together. Over the past 2 years, we’ve become friends, best friends, love birds, and finally, fiancés. Thank you Kayla. Thank you for completing me. Thanks for all the memory cards we’ve filled. Thank you for the countless more we’ll fill in our life together. I love you.

PS: The ring was hidden inside my lensbaby, which I used to propose to her after taking her picture with it :)