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Aug 08, 2007 18:29 |  #1

I took this photo for CD cover art a while ago - it is a shot taken with Lensbaby (1st version), in a dark room with shades behind Mr. Harjanne - I focused (very hard with the original Lensbaby in the dark), took the shot and right after the flash fired I did some artistic movements with the camera during 2.5 second exposure. It took about 60 tries to have this good one where the patterns are smooth and they do not go over the face.

Just to show how with a 100 buck lens you can do commercial photos. Of course the client must have patience and trust that you know what you are doing (which I do not most of the time, I just go with the flow but I'm not telling anyone :) ).

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Aug 08, 2007 18:37 |  #2

he has that look on his face that he is just beginning to wonder if you know what the hell you are doing :D!

nice shot!

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Aug 08, 2007 19:15 |  #3

Cool, the back ground works, I like this a lot.
Heres some commercial lensbaby shots Ive done
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Aug 08, 2007 21:32 |  #4

I found the LB 2.0 to be too long on a cropped body. I was thinking about selling it but decided to get a wide angle adapter to get a better fov and it seems nicer now.
1. Night portrait of a dancer.

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Aug 08, 2007 22:33 |  #5

you guys have much more patience than me! sold my 2.0 after about 7 days of frustration


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Aug 08, 2007 22:43 |  #6

Miyagi-san wrote in post #3694425 (external link)
you guys have much more patience than me! sold my 2.0 after about 7 days of frustration

I used mine for 3 hours and havnt really touched it since. Should try and use it some more when im in town and there is some interesting things to shoot with it.


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Aug 09, 2007 03:57 |  #7

But, wait!
Theres more!
http://www.nikoncafe.c​om …ms/showthread.p​hp?t=99656 (external link)
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Aug 09, 2007 04:15 as a reply to  @ NZDoug's post |  #8

tee_why, you make me regret selling mine. great shots.


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Aug 09, 2007 04:15 |  #9

pekka! 60 tries, you do have good patience. i hope they will come out with an af lensbabies soon.. :)


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Aug 09, 2007 17:07 |  #10

Jaetie wrote in post #3695525 (external link)
tee_why, you make me regret selling mine. great shots.

Thanks, the LB isn't too tough to MF. It does take practice and apparently according to bobatkins.com's review. The center really sharpens up at f4 so using the f4 ring or stopping down a bit may increase more sharp shots. I shot without any ring (f2) and there was too much softness.

I once went to the Huntington Library in CA with a 1DMIIN and just a lensbaby. A bunch of Japanese tourists with XT's and Sigma 18-100ish zooms with a red ring on it would see the body and give a "wow" look of being impressed and then a quizzical look as they saw some floppy plastic vacuum hose tube looking thing sticking from it.
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Sep 19, 2007 13:44 as a reply to  @ Tee Why's post |  #11

I just got my lensbaby original with the macro filters and I love it. It's hard, but worth it. Here are a few shots:

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Sep 19, 2007 14:12 |  #12

I had a Lensbaby 2.0 a while back that I sold to fund something else, but I have remained interested in them. A friend just picked up a 3.0 version which seems MUCH easier to use, you can lock the position then adjust the focus by turning the front ring. Much, much better. I'm very tempted to pick one up myself.


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Sep 19, 2007 15:37 |  #13

I like mine and my 11 year old loves the 2.0 but wishes he had his own 3G. Tougher for shorter 11 year old hands to hold an XT and the lens steady.
I think they are fun glass to work with.


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Sep 19, 2007 16:09 |  #14

The main problem with the LB3 is the prongs can get bent. You caant walk around with it and stick it under your jacket if its raining etc.
I had the 2 and 3 for Nikon and preffered the 2.
Now, I just use my 90 T+S.;)


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Sep 20, 2007 11:29 |  #15

NZ,

The lensbabies got me looking at the Canon TSE glass. I think I am going to try to spring for one of them (24,45 or 90) just have to decide which one first.
The 3G prongs remind me of the horror character with all the pins stuck in his head.

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