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Scout Lens from Lensbaby Uses Fisheye Optics for Flare Effects

Lensbaby is supplying its Scout fisheye SLR imager lens with mounts for use in all standard SLR camera components.

The scout is the initial lens of this kind form Lensbaby which will not bend, and has a fisheye optic featuring 12mm wide focal length for achieving a 1600 angle of inspection from infinity to a range of 0.5” from the lens’ front surface. This unique fisheye optic is capable of generating specific flare characteristics in an image.

Scout non-bending lens

The broad inspection range of the fisheye optic produces a black hole around the pictures with full frame cameras whereas the APS sensor imagers will develop black circles at the image corners. The Scout lens will capture the fisheye pictures in the middle of the frame.

According to Lensbaby, the fisheye optic exhibits a lens flare phenomenon that makes the black edges to illuminate with color if the brilliant light sources are present in the image, which is clearly visible while using a full frame imager as well as with the APS-sized sensors.

A macro-photo effect is obtained while focusing from 0.5” upstream of the lens. The unique optics has six multi-shielded glass components in an accurate aluminum enclosure and the lens provides easy manual focus and the Scout with fisheye ships with the fisheye optic installed

Other Optic Swap System from Lensbaby comprises double glass, single glass soft focus, pinhole/zone plate, and plastic. The focus area will be targeted in the photo itself with the help of optional focus optics. All the Optic Swap System of the company can be swapped in and out of the lenses with numerous artistical effects.

The Optics can be removed by optic changing mode and can be substituted with another optic. The Scout lenses can be used in Pentax, Sony, Canon, Nikon and Olympus Micro Four Thirds imaging lenses.

Source: http://www.lensbaby.com

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