Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic

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Featuring an Adjustable Internal Aperture

Lensbaby Sweet 35 optic
Moving away from from the magnetic aperture interchangeable system, Lensbaby creates its very first optic featuring an internal, aperture that's adjustable. Employing the Sweet 35 a photographer can quickly and effortlessly adjust the aperture beginning at f/2.5 all the way through f/22, by simply rotating the dial located on the optic's front. The the aperture opening size controls the amount of this Sweet Spot of crisp focus, providing photographers with the ability to view the Sweet Spot adjustment through the lens, and not miss a single second. 

The Sweet 35 Optic features an adjustable aperture along with a 12-bladed diaphragm. the Aperture adjusts from (f2.5 through f/22). This gives you unprecedented precise control of the "sweet spot" focus in your judicious focus images. This is the absolute widest focal span of any Lensbaby selectable focus optics. In addition, The Sweet 35 features close-focus proficiency. It's a member included in the Lensbaby Optic Interchange System. Apply it when using the Lensbaby Scout, Composer, Control Freak, Muse lens body--simply rotate the front dial on the optic to promptly change the dimensions of your focused "sweet spot". Revisited Nov 11, 2014. Announced  Mar 1, 2011 ✓

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Focal length 35mm selective focus optic
Lens type Selective focus optic (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur)
Aperture range f/2.5 - f/22 (sweet spot size ranges from 15% of total image area on APS-C sensor cameras at f/2.5, to 40% at f/22)
Aperture type 12 blade internal aperture, controlled by a dial on the front of the optic
Compatibility Lensbaby Composer, Scout, Muse, and Control Freak lens bodies
Lens Construction • 4 elements / 3 groups
Minimum focus • Composer: 0.19m / 7.5”
• Scout: 0.17m / 6.5”
• Muse & Control Freak: 0.08m / 3”



Lensbaby Sweet 35 optic
Lensbaby Sweet 35 optic

Prtess Release
Portland, OR – Lensbaby, manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR camera lenses, announces the addition of the Sweet 35 Optic to the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. The Sweet 35 Optic, a 35mm selective focus optic with a 12-blade internal aperture, creates a Sweet Spot of sharp focus that photographers can move around the photo by tilting their Lensbaby lens. The Sweet 35 Optic boasts the widest focal length of any Lensbaby optic, features close-focus capabilities, and is available now for use with the Lensbaby Composer®, Muse®, Control Freak™ and Scout lens bodies.

Departing from its interchangeable magnetic aperture system, Lensbaby has created its first optic with an internal, adjustable aperture. With the Sweet 35 photographers can quickly and seamlessly change the aperture from f/2.5 through f/22, simply by rotating the dial on the front of the optic. The aperture opening controls the size of the Sweet Spot of sharp focus, giving photographers the ability to see the Sweet Spot change through the lens, without missing a moment.

“Changing the look of images from my Lensbaby lens with the Sweet 35 optic by quickly adjusting the aperture dial at the front of the optic has become habit-forming and allows me to create photographs I would never see through another lens,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer.

The Sweet 35 allows focus down to 7.5 inches when used with the Lensbaby Composer (as close as 3 inches when used with the Muse) from the front of the lens. The 35mm focal length is just wide enough on full-frame cameras and just normal enough on APS-C senor cameras, making the Sweet 35 perfect for landscape, environmental portrait, and event photography.

“The Sweet 35’s easily changed apertures, wider focal length, and close focus ability make it our most versatile and fun optic,” said Strong.

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