lensbaby Edge 80
Edge 80 is actually a fixed 80mm ’optic’ with an f/2.8-22 aperture range and ‘landscape’ or simply ‘close-focus’ setting. The Edge 80 is designed to be utilized through a Lensbaby lens body that provides tilt/shift control to adjust issues the plane of focus, such as the Composer above (priced $199.90) in jun 2009 . With a 12-blade aperture and five multi-coated glass elements in four groups, the optic is perfect for portraiture, with creative control over out-of-focus areas.
The bottom of the supplied hard case acts as a wrench to get rid of the lens inside the lens body, after which the Edge 80 can be fixed into place. By pulling the front of the optic out, it enters its close focus setting, which supplies a minimum focus of around 43cm when fully tilted, The optic may be used like a ‘straight’ lens by pointing it forwards, as well as offering a ‘slice’ of focus by tilting the lens body. The optic is not cheap, but it can give a twist to your portrait work.
price : around 300$
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