Re: OT question and Hello
Hi Again Saffron,|
Though you wouldn't be able to use these lenses on LF or MF (unless you
like MAJOR vignetting) the Lensbaby optics can be used for neat
effects. In a nutshell, these single element glass lenses let you
swing/tilt the lens relative to the film plane. As you may know, if you
use this to throw the film plane out of parallel with your subject,
some nifty things can happen. Also, as un "uncorrected lens," the sharp
sweet spot is in the center with a nice, natural softness to the edges
of the image. I think the focal length of the Lensbaby is 50mm but they
do make wide and tele aux. lenses that give you more focal length
Their new 3G Lensbaby (as in 3rd Generation) lets you lock your flexed
lens in position, which is a major big deal for long exposure work. On
the other models you have to hold the flexed lens in position as you
You can learn more at http://www.lensbabies.com/
Good luck with your project!
Saffron Branfoot wrote on 10/15/06, 1:26 PM:
Thanks for your suggestions, Dan,
and for the great site you suggested.
I really mean in camera effects
because photoshop and computers are a closed book to me.