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Aug 04, 2009 10:31 |  #106

joedlh wrote in post #8396805 (external link)
It's the kind of tool that might serve a useful purpose to direct the eye of a beginning photographer, but deserves to be consigned to oblivion once he or she develops any skill.

So what you're basically saying is that none of the contributors to this thread have developed any skill whatsoever.


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Aug 04, 2009 11:24 |  #107

joedlh wrote in post #8396805 (external link)
I view it as a passing fad ........ but deserves to be consigned to oblivion once he or she develops any skill.

It's a tool like every other lens, filter or processing method. You can't dismiss it simply because you have no current need for it.

Saying it's a lens for the unskilled is both insulting and ignorant. Clearly you've never used one otherwise you would know that they require a deeper knowledge of the fundamentals of photography on order to work them than a lens that can use the green box or other newbie modes.


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Aug 04, 2009 20:04 |  #108

That's it. I'm going onto the next 17-55 f2.8 thread and posting something along the lines of: "Well this is clearly a lens for beginners and once you become a real photographer and move on to the full frame experience you'll forget all about this childish 17-55 EOS stuff." Give me a break.

A truly creative person would never discount the possibilities of using any tool whatsoever, no matter how silly it might seem, in the creation of art. To be stuck on razor sharp, color correct and compositionally perfect images and to think that that is the only kind of legitimate photograph is very foolish indeed. Is that the reaction that occurred when the color film came in and eventually pushed aside b&w? Oh, and what about those heavily Photoshop manipulated images? Are they somehow OK but a Lensbaby is not?

BTW, Lensbaby is also an excellent example of web marketing done right. Those folks are very smart and really have their act together. As an internet based small business owner myself I can really appreciate how well done their approach is and it is obvious they are very talented and creative folks.


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Aug 04, 2009 20:27 |  #109

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Aug 22, 2009 01:17 |  #110

just got the MUSE double glass, a very sharp lens wen stopped down, i'm just wondering about the Apreture you recieve with it, i got F(2.8, 4 , 5.6 , 8 ) but i didnt get the F22 where it's there in the manual !

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Aug 24, 2009 08:53 |  #111

My 2.0 is still sitting in the box. Still trying to figure out if I should return it or open it up and use it.


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Aug 24, 2009 08:55 |  #112

very interesting , gives sort of a holgaesque effect if i may say so , after seeing all these images I cant help but put it on my wishlist


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Aug 24, 2009 10:50 |  #113

Composer with double glass optic and custom apertures:

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Aug 24, 2009 23:57 |  #114

kloodee wrote in post #8502810 (external link)
just got the MUSE double glass, a very sharp lens wen stopped down, i'm just wondering about the Apreture you recieve with it, i got F(2.8, 4 , 5.6 , 8 ) but i didnt get the F22 where it's there in the manual !

i dont think the higher apertures come with versions below control freak or composer because its too hard to handhold them still long enough without blurring, cos of the squeeze etc




  
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Aug 25, 2009 00:00 |  #115

susabell wrote in post #8392199 (external link)
It is a fun lens and I really think some dismiss it too easily. Here is one I took last spring. I took shots with a regular lens too. But the lensbaby shot was the best of the bunch.

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that is a fantastic shot, looks like a more expensive TS-E was used
well done

in response to the 'haters' - its a lot harder to take quality photos with a lens like this than with a conventional, more expensive lens. you definitely need more skill to have solid control over the outcome (rather than just experimenting and fluking a lucky shot)




  
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Aug 31, 2009 16:00 |  #116

susabell wrote in post #8392199 (external link)
It is a fun lens and I really think some dismiss it too easily. Here is one I took last spring. I took shots with a regular lens too. But the lensbaby shot was the best of the bunch.

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An amazing shot...I'd be interested to know more about your setup on this...aperture ring, etc...

Thanks!




  
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Sep 07, 2009 23:11 |  #117

Far from good but here goes, first day out using it. I borrowed it for a few days. Composer + 5D MKII.

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Sep 10, 2009 10:55 |  #118

dbrod1 wrote in post #8556674 (external link)
An amazing shot...I'd be interested to know more about your setup on this...aperture ring, etc...

Thanks!

Thank everyone :)

I use the 4 ap. ring when shooting on the 40D (which is the camera I used for this shot) When shooting with the 5D I use the 5.6 ring. I found the 4 to be too blurry with the full frame.

I shoot everything in RAW so the only other setting was the shutter speed. I'll have to look that up.


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Sep 10, 2009 10:56 |  #119

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The lensbaby can work well for portraits too. I really do love this lens :D

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Sep 17, 2009 18:40 |  #120

Four from this weekend down at the power canal. They drain it every year for a week to do repairs. Always an interesting place.

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