Lensbaby Ignites Creativity with Spark™ – a Fun & Affordable Selective Focus Lens

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Our friends over at Lensbaby have just announced the Spark – something they are calling a Fun and Affordable Selective Focus lens… I've used several of their lenses and they are indeed fun!

They are great to use for special things – have a look again at our blog post about how we used it in the intro to “Incident on Marmont Avenue” in Barry's article: “The opening image: Lensbaby lens is just the tool for the job

Lensbaby Ignites Creativity with Spark

Lensbaby Spark™ PR

Lensbaby Spark is a perfect entry point into the Lensbaby system for photo enthusiasts who want a fun way to break out of the box

Portland, OR – EMBARGO until September 18, 2012 10AM CEST/4AM ET – Lensbaby, today at Photokina, announces the release of Spark, a fun and affordable addition to the Lensbaby lens family. Spark is geared toward young photo enthusiasts who are looking for a creative spark to help break out of the box of traditional photography.  It retails for $80 and is available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

Spark lets photographers capture creative images in-camera that have a sweet spot of focus surrounded by beautiful artistic blur.  It is a manual focus lens that provides a fun, tactile shooting experience. Photographers squeeze to focus, and tilt to move the “sweet spot” of focus around the image.

Spark sprouted from Lensbaby’s fun and creative roots,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder. “We crafted Spark for photographers who look to go beyond their predictable kit lens and experiment with visual spontaneity in-camera.”

Photo by Bone Speed

This new Lensbaby speaks to youthful, adventurous photographers looking for fun, creative tools to help tell their unique story. Indomitable photographers who harness energy and inspiration by capturing the magic of fleeting moments through their camera lenses will find a kindred spirit in Spark. Whether documenting their experiences on vacation or their daily escapades in their own hometown, Spark is designed to help young, creative photographers express themselves.

Spark is a lightweight lens with a unique 50mm selective focus multi-coated glass doublet optic.  The optic features an f/5.6 fixed aperture providing ease of use for new Lensbaby enthusiasts.

Lensbaby Spark Product Specs:

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: fixed f/5.6
  • Optic: multi-coated glass doublet
  • Focus type: manual
  • Sweet spot, selective focus lens (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur)
  • Available for Canon and Nikon mount DSLRs
  • Focusing range: approximately 13” (33 cm) to infinity
  • Compatible with Lensbaby Optic Swap System and all Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses


Lensbaby Spark Press Release

Spark will be available starting September 18, 2012 from amazon and select specialty photo stores worldwide and from www.lensbaby.com.  For more information, visit www.lensbaby.com or contact PR Representative Jessica Darrican at jessica@maxborgesagency.com.

About Lensbaby

Lensbaby is a Portland, Oregon based manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR and mirrorless camera lenses. Lensbaby was launched in February 2004 by Craig Strong, a professional photographer and the inventor of the patented Lensbaby Creative Effects SLR lens system. Lensbaby sells to photographers all over the world through its website, www.lensbaby.com, by calling 877-536-7222 /  971-223-5662, at tradeshows, in leading photo retailers and through a growing global network of international distributors.

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(cover photo credit: snap from the PR)

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