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May 16, 2009 02:28 as a reply to  @ post 7771175 |  #61

couple of surprise shots from my composer + plastic optic


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May 16, 2009 13:00 as a reply to  @ S-S's post |  #62

One of these is going to be my next lens methinks............ I'm all over the more 'arty' type of pic that you get out of these. I'll have to decide which though as I can only afford one:( I love the look 'susabell's getting with the 3G, but wondering if it'll look anything like that on my crop?


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May 16, 2009 13:13 |  #63

deci wrote in post #7933300 (external link)
One of these is going to be my next lens methinks............ I'm all over the more 'arty' type of pic that you get out of these. I'll have to decide which though as I can only afford one:( I love the look 'susabell's getting with the 3G, but wondering if it'll look anything like that on my crop?

Thanks :-)

I took those with the 40D, which is a crop sensor. I recently purchased the Composer and will be selling my 3G. Both are great. The 3G gives more control and you can focus closer up. As much as I love the 3G, I bought the Composer with the intent to buy the other optics soon.


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May 16, 2009 14:42 as a reply to  @ susabell's post |  #64

Thanks for the fast reply :) I still don't know which to get, but knowing that it works ok on a crop makes me even more sure.


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May 16, 2009 16:28 as a reply to  @ deci's post |  #65

get the composer it is the easiest to use, i think you will be sorry if you get the 3G which is now called the control freak - and you dont need both

i have a crop (40D) & i love it, it is much simpler to use than my old lensbaby 2.0

i bought all the optics for an extra $90-ish and im glad i did because it really opens up possibilities
i love the plastic one already (altho those shots below are not representative of its 'normal' look)




  
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May 16, 2009 17:09 as a reply to  @ S-S's post |  #66

Thanks for that nugget as well. I was wondering why was having trouble finding the 3G on their website:oops: I'll have a serious think about the 'composer' :rolleyes:


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May 16, 2009 18:11 |  #67

deci wrote in post #7934270 (external link)
Thanks for that nugget as well. I was wondering why was having trouble finding the 3G on their website:oops: I'll have a serious think about the 'composer' :rolleyes:

I think you'd be very happy with the Composer. And you don't need two lensbabies. They all do the same thing. The difference between all the models is the amount of control.

The Composer gives lots of control and you can "lock" in your focus.

With the 3G, now called the Control Freak, you also lock the focus and you can do a bit more manipulation with the barrow.


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May 16, 2009 19:40 as a reply to  @ susabell's post |  #68

<sigh> Thanks again, must look pretty stupid, but I was thinking they couldn't bring out those different models to do roughly the same job, shows how much I know ;)
Composer it is then......... Just got to sneak it past the little lady somehow. Not like the normal ones where she never really notices the size (or so she says, probably saving it all for when she *needs* something), these do kinda look 'slightly' different :rolleyes:


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May 17, 2009 03:23 as a reply to  @ deci's post |  #69

well u gotta realise that the different current models represent their willingness to cater to earlier customers who are fans of a certain type of lensbaby

over time they have had 4 types, from the LB original single glass optic with the bendy concertina barrel, to the double glass LB 2.0 version of the same which was quite a bit sharper but still quite fiddly to use, then the LB 3G double glass which offered the possibility of locking a certain bend/focus in place so repeat shots would be easier - and finally the LB composer which has a ball-socket movement + a focusing ring - and also features the swappable optics

they then remade the original concertina barrel versions as the 'muse' and the 3G as the 'control freak', so they too could accept the 4 different optics, so as to provide an option for customers who had got used to using one system & didnt want to change to another, but still wanted to try the other lens types

with the optic system u get the double glass, single glass, plastic, and pinhole/zoneplate optic - and this same system fits all 3 current lensbabies, but none of the previous models




  
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May 17, 2009 03:36 |  #70

Last year, my 10-22 got badly smashed in the overhead compartment of an airplane and the middle section became loose. Canon later said that one of the lenses had also jumped out of position. The pictures that I managed to take with the broken lens strinkingly resemble what I have seen posted here in this thread. ;)


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May 17, 2009 03:39 as a reply to  @ cfibanez's post |  #71

a lensbaby is a cheaper option ;)




  
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May 17, 2009 14:31 |  #72

S-S wrote in post #7936321 (external link)
heres a couple of pics from my composer with double glass, on 40D

Love that first one! Great color and bokeh on both


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May 31, 2009 18:11 |  #73

Thought i'd add to this thread. I got my wife the Composer for her birthday. These are all from the first day we got the lens, but had been playing with it most of the day. These are all from a Lensbaby Composer. Some are her pics and some are mine.

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Then some from the other day at the Gumball 3000.

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Lastly, i used it get a little creative when shooting a model.

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None of these images has seen the light of photoshop (for retouching, i may have resized some there but dont really remember) or any other image editing software. Straight from camera then to flickr/website.


Its a fun lens. Going to play with it in the studio tomorrow while shooting some stuff for my tattoo artist. Should be a good time.

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May 31, 2009 21:15 |  #74

BEphoto wrote in post #8024238 (external link)
Toy town!
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This is the T/S type of look that others have said is not possible with a lens baby. Very nice. Every time I see a similar shot I'm amazed.


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May 31, 2009 21:18 |  #75

BEphoto wrote in post #8024238 (external link)
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On the flipside, some of these shots can make me feel a bit sea sick!!!


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