Lensbaby is popular in making selective focus lenses, and it’s also known that owning one of their lenses is not that cheap. That’s the reason why the company has announced their new “entry-level” tilt-shift lens, the Spark.
Spark is Lensbaby’s way of introducing selective focus lenses to the masses. It’s made of plastic and features a 50mm f/5.6 lens with a minimum of 13-inch focusing distance. It’s available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts.
Here’s the complete specs of the Spark:
- Focal Length: 50mm
- Aperture: fixed f/5.6
- Optic: multi-coated glass doublet
- Focus type: manual
- Sweet spot, selective focus lens (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur)
- Available for Canon and Nikon mount DSLRs
- Focusing range: approximately 13-inch (33 cm) to infinity
- Compatible with Lensbaby Optic Swap System and all Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses.
- No electronic communication between the lens and the camera body.
Here are sample photos on what you’ll get in using Spark:
If you want to try tilt-shift-style photos, the Lensbaby Spark is available for $80, which is indeed much cheaper compared to the $200 Lensbaby Composer.