Lensbaby Sol 45 (DSLR)

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Lensbaby Sol 45 (DSLR)

Lensbaby Sol 45 (DSLR) Manufacturer description: This fixed aperture lens injects a new energy into images by creating a tack-sharp circular area of focus surrounded by bold blur and smooth bokeh. To achieve this selective focus look, users identify a subject in frame, bend the lens toward it, rotate the focus ring to bring subject into focus and shoot.

The Sol 45 also features bokeh blades to give users even more control over their in-the-moment creative experience. Situated on hinged arms that hide at the edges of the lens, these blades add subtle lines and texture to the bokeh. To use them, simply bring the blades into the lens’s field of view and then rotate them in any direction – horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

The inexpensive Sol 45 is Lensbaby’s “most playful and accessible” lens, and most likely you don't have anything quite like it in your camera bag. Its unique charm is in its manual focusing capability, which is achieved by bending the lens (up to 8.5°) just like a tilt-shift lens and adjusting its unique aperture blades within the field of view to create stylized images featuring bokeh effects.  Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF2, Sony/Minolta Alpha.

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Prmary specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 45 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF2, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Maximum aperture F3.5
Aperture ring No
Elements 3
Groups 2
Special elements / coatings Broadband multi-coated anti-reflective
Minimum focus 0.36 m (14.17)
Maximum magnification 0.17×
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 144 g (0.32 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 39 mm (1.54)
Sealing No
Hood supplied No
Tripod collar No



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Lensbaby Sol 45 (DSLR) Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5