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Lensbaby Spark Lowers the Price of Selective Focus Photography Fun
by Joel Shore -  9/19/2012

Lensbaby is bringing down the cost of creativity with the release of Spark, a fun and affordable addition to the Lensbaby lens family. Geared toward photo enthusiasts looking for a creative way to help break out of the box of traditional photography, it is available now at a bargain price of $80 for Canon and Nikon DSLR bodies.

Lensbaby Spark

With their selective focus capability, Lensbaby lenses are loads of fun, but the challenge is that people often want to try them out before plunking down a couple of hundred dollars. That?s why I have demo units in my own photography workshops. Attendees can try before they buy, and they usually do end up buying. But now, for just $80, anyone can jump right in.

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Spark is a lightweight lens with a unique 50mm selective focus multi-coated glass doublet optic and manual focus. The optic features a fixed f/5.6 aperture, simplifying use for new Lensbaby enthusiasts. It lets photographers capture creative images in-camera that have a sweet spot of focus surrounded by an artistic blur. Photographers squeeze to focus, and tilt to move the ?sweet spot? of focus anywhere around the image. The focusing range is approximately 13 inches (33 cm) to infinity and it?s compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System and all Lensbaby 37mm threaded accessory lenses.

The Lensbaby staff says Spark is perfect for adventurous photographers looking for creative tools to help tell their unique story. Whether documenting vacations or escapades closer to home, Spark is designed to help creative photographers express themselves.

Lensbaby Spark specifications: