Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Your Digital camera has a Baby!

I like to play with cameras, Yes I have Digital cameras, but my favorite is still an old Mamiya mid Size. Then it goes to 35MM Digital and so on.
I cam across this innovative product by Craig Strong. He calls it his baby!

Craig invented the Lensbabies Flexible Lens Mounting System (Patent Pending) in an effort to replace his Holga™ film camera with its digital equivalent. After getting enthusiastic feedback from fellow photographers longing to create unique imagery for their clients, Craig decided to make Lensbabies available to everyone.
From his website;
Lensbabies are the hybrid love children of an old-fashioned bellows camera and an up-tight tilt-shift lens. Focus your Lensbaby by moving the focusing collar in and out with your fingertips. Move the "sweet spot" of focus around the picture by bending the lens left, right, up, & down, like a fluid tilt-shift lens. Most photographers are getting rewarding shots after a short practice period.

Lensbaby 2.0 features an f2.0 aperture setting in addition to The Original Lensbaby's f2.8, f4.0, f5.6 and f8.0. Using a system similar to antique Waterhouse stops, you can quickly change the look by swapping the aperture disks

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