Today I received my brand new Lensbaby 3G from B&H. I’ve been looking forward to buying one of these ever since the first version came out, but I’m very glad that I waited for the third iteration because the new features it has are (in my mind) indispensable.

I set up a very small tabletop studio rig yesterday, so I used it to explore the Lensbaby and see what it could do. It’s really a very nice piece of equipment with solid build quality, but make no mistake: it’s not easy to use. Having no functional autofocus means paying a lot more attention to the perceived focus and the way the bellows is manipulated takes getting used to. People without a fair amount of dexterity may become very frustrated with it.

Anyway, without further ado, here are a few samples.

I will post more soon!