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New Lensbaby 40mm f/1.6 for MicroFourThirds


Image courtesy: Tyson Robichaud

Our friend Tyson Robichaud just announced the new Lensbaby 40mm f/1.6 for MicroFourThirds lens (Lensbabies for classic 4/3 mount are already available) T.R writes:”This Lensbaby offers not only a relatively affordable choice, but one that will double as an Nikon F Mount adapter. When the standard Lensbaby Composer element is removed, the Tilt Transformer acts as a lens conversion mount which will enable any compatible Nikon lens to function as a tilt lens would.  Think macro with a controlled slice of focus enabling you to shoot an entire bug in focus at f/2.8 or f/4!  Or, create the tilt miniature “effect” with a fisheye or a super telephoto lens!  If you prefer to avoid the tilting portion of the deal, center your lens and lock it down with the locking ring on the Tilt Transformer and viola!  You have yourself an F mount adapter, or a 40mm (80mm efov) f/1.6 portrait lens!”

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  • already been using the lensbaby composer on my Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds cameras, it’s really useful lense to have
    some shots below

  • Nice work. I think I’ll have one of these when they arrive in our shops. You could buy a good used kidney for the cost of the postage from

  • thomas ashley

    A new lens that I can probably afford! Look forward to this hitting the shops in the UK. In the meantime I’ll start checking out F-mount lenses on ebay…

    • yep, with you all the way there

      a manual focus 40/1.6 is gonna sit really well with my auto-focus 20/1.7

      other than the lensbaby thing, the off plane focus, I wonder how the optics are! Its known for disturbing images, creative. Mmmmm

      Nikon did a 50/1.2 which would be a marvel on a PEN – bit though!
      Olde Worlde 55/2.8 macro … now in T&S thanks to this adaptor!!

  • Peter Corbett

    Would just the basic Tilt Transformer and Nikon lens be a simpler and better solution than the TT with Composer? I can’t see the advantage of paying an extra $100 for the Composer lens.

    • typo: biG not bit!

  • Jesper

    Super telephoto, how much super does the add-on nikon lens has to be in order to achive decent tilt-shift effect? 100mm? or 300mm?

  • One thing (take it from somebody who spends a lot of time behind a tilt/shift lens): Unless you simply want an uncontrolled slice-o’-blur effect, it is really hard to use a tilt lens if you can’t also shift it, because there’s no way to center the intended plane of focus in the frame after you’ve changed the tilt. So, undoubtedly will be a fun lens/accessory (although $350 worth of fun I’m not sure) but not a substitute for a real T/S…

  • ALberto

    and what about this?

    someone know something new?

  • stonebat

    i’d rather simulate it during post-processing.

  • woah, $250 or $350 dollars:

    okay, so its a Tilt adaptor … and a huge bundle of Nikon F lenses can be used, but that is a lot of dollars

  • Ahem

    I prefer violins.

  • Chris

    It’s already been mentioned on 43rumors, but just a reminder that Adriano Lolli in Italy makes m43 tilt adapters for several lens mounts, for under 150 euro. I got one for my OM lenses (incl. 35mm shift). It works fine, although (like the LensBaby) control of the tilt is not very precise or repeatable. Despite that, I’m having a lot of fun with it and I’m pleased I got it. (Details here:

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