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11/01/2018 09:42:22 AM · #1
Is this a good deal? Should I invest in this? I do not see many photographs using this so cannot be sure.

Lensbaby Spark 50mm f5.6
11/01/2018 10:14:53 AM · #2
The top product reviews give some pretty good feedback. Sounds like you need to move/hold the lens in place while shooting. That could get annoying. Personally, I can't imagine many situations where I'd use something like that.
11/01/2018 10:39:43 AM · #3
Thank you Tate! I see the use only for standing situation likes person or garden or flower or something that is still but yes I see it cannot be use for moving or speed or windy situation.

Originally posted by tate:

The top product reviews give some pretty good feedback. Sounds like you need to move/hold the lens in place while shooting. That could get annoying. Personally, I can't imagine many situations where I'd use something like that.
11/01/2018 02:42:34 PM · #4
Itís a cool lens. Use it with a screw-in diopter for same crazy macro shots but itís not a walk about lens.
11/01/2018 03:44:55 PM · #5
Thank you Ray!
That is what I see that it is not walk around lens though not sure how to use and setup with screw-in diopter, do you have some reference image or some where you read about how to?
Originally posted by Mond:

Itís a cool lens. Use it with a screw-in diopter for same crazy macro shots but itís not a walk about lens.
11/01/2018 07:03:59 PM · #6
I'm a bit out of touch with Lensbaby lenses (as I am with all new lenses) but isn't the Spark an entry into the Lensbaby system? It will take all their drop in lenses (I got a kit with my Composer years ago). The Spark is definately hands on, in fact you need both hands on it when shooting ;)
11/03/2018 08:31:41 AM · #7
Originally posted by pgirish007:

Thank you Ray!
That is what I see that it is not walk around lens though not sure how to use and setup with screw-in diopter, do you have some reference image or some where you read about how to?
Originally posted by Mond:

Itís a cool lens. Use it with a screw-in diopter for same crazy macro shots but itís not a walk about lens.


Search on Flikr for ĎLensbabyí if you want to see results before you buy. You can use it hand-held by wrapping your fingers around the camera and tilting the lens for the best shot, but sometimes itís easier on a tripod. The diopters I used were made by Polaroid and came in a pouch of six, they screwed on the front of the lens and got you a lot closer. The IQ of the Spark is not good but itís fun to use occasionally.
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