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    Jeffrey A. Steinberg's Avatar
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    Anyone tried Lens Baby's? (distortion effect lens for 35mm cameras)

    Has anyone tried one of these:

    www.lensbaby.com ?

    Its a low-cost distorition effect lens for 35mm cameras.

    Just wondering before I bought one.

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    If you're in New York City, Photo Gizzmo has them in stock, and you could try one out. Location at www.photogizzmo.com.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    I don't have one myself, but I've seen interesting work done with them, ranging from very strange to tastefully artistic. Certainly appears worth the price.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    just get a holga and have done with it - bigger neg too

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    from what I've seen, not the same as a Holga. Looks interesting to me, I'm going to have a go making one myself at some stage.

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    Purchased one after reading the article about them in the B&W mag. They certainly deserve a place in the camera bag and I have made a couple of interesting images with the lensbaby on my EOS 3. My wife uses it more that I do with her colour work.
    Like all special effect devices you have to be careful what you use it on. Recommended all the same.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon
    just get a holga and have done with it - bigger neg too
    And the Holga has the advantage that if you're shooting out of the sunroof of your car and a bird knocks the thing out of your hands and it gets run over by a Metro Transit light rail train, you're only out $12.

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    That's why I have all my kit insured, if my F100 bounces down the road it's oooops send me a new one please

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    Looks a little like a pictrol diffusser, I use this all the time in the darkroom, does any one think this lens baby would work on a enlarger???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie
    . . . does any one think this lens baby would work on a enlarger???
    It might. All it would take would be a gaffer's tape adapter on an empty board to try it.

    It's amazing what one can do with gaffer's tape
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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