With the Composer, Lensbaby introduces a completely new lens, based on a ball and socket configuration that delivers smooth selective focus photography with unparalleled ease. The new Composer retains its position after being bent and is easy to use even with one hand. Photographers no longer have to squeeze the lens to focus, but can simply tilt the lens to a desired angle and then focus with a traditional barrel focusing ring. The Composer stays in the desired bent position without requiring a locking mechanism and features the new Lensbaby Optic Swap System.
The Composer features a unique manual focus design which requires more rotation to move the optic as you approach infinity. This makes it easier to focus on objects at intermediate and distant depths than regular manual focus lenses.
All Lensbaby lenses bring one area of a photo into sharpest focus with that Sweet Spot surrounded by gradually increasing blur. By bending the Lensbaby lens, the photographer moves the sharp area around the photo for customized creative effects.
Comments about Lensbabies Lensbabies Composer-(Canon):
This is a fun lens. You're not going to be able to get shots like what you get out of this lens for any less money. I was going to make a T/S lens from various parts, but after using this, this is the way to go. I wouldn't recommend the original lensbaby, the composer or the one w/ the 3 posts would be the way to go. I think the composer is the best of the lot though. This really takes me back to enjoying photography. Not that I ever disliked it, but its fun again, and you really learn to compose your shots, and you REALLY learn to appreciate AF : ) I would recommend this lens to anyone looking to play w/ a tilted lens. For the money its great, and lots of fun.