The new Lensbaby ...

Discussion in 'Lo-Fi Cameras' started by gr82bart, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. gr82bart

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    Wow, that is cool. Thanks for the link, Art!
    But expensive...

    - Thomas
     
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    I'd love one but I've recently bought the 2.0.
     
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    I just don't see the point. If they were $20, sure. But not at the price they sell.
     
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    Especially when you can get a surplus optic from surplus shed, a body cap for your camera, some flexible tubing and a few thumbscrews and replicate them for $10 and a couple hours, tops.

    Than again one could use a real view camera, too. :wink:
     
  6. Lee L

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    $270 for a "selective focus" lens with poor correction. If you're a working pro who has no time and no assistants, need a tilting lens with poor corrections, and can expense it, maybe.

    While you're at the aforementioned surplusshed.com, you can check out this book on CD: http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/m2797.html I have a copy. It's full of good ideas and suggestions on making simple lenses from a variety of sources, with full construction details on many mounting ideas in many formats. It's $18. For the additional $252 that a lens baby costs and a little of your time, you could make yourself a variety of similar optics.

    Lee
     
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    Dunno kids,
    maybe time to go back to the leica & loincloth
     
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    Yeah, but how do you focus a nearly $300 non-cammed tilting plastic meniscus on an RF? Maybe they'll make a zone focusing version in M or 39mm thread mount.

    tilting lensbaby = $270
    excellent condition 40mm Summicron-C = $250

    Lee