The Edge 80 Optic is a 80mm, flat field of focus optic with a 12-blade adjustable aperture and is compatible with all Lensbaby lens bodies*. When tilted, the Edge 80 delivers a slice of tack sharp focus through the image, bordered by soft blur. When pointed straight ahead, the Edge 80 can be used just like a high-quality straight lens.
When tilted, the size of that slice of focus depends upon the aperture used, and the placement of the slice of focus depends upon the degree and direction of tilt. Rotating the aperture dial on the front of the optic changes between apertures from f/2.8 through f/22.
The Edge 80 also features a special close-focus function. Photographers can extend the front of the optic to focus as close as 17" away from their subject. Want to see even closer? Add on the Lensbaby Macro Converter.
The Edge 80 Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.
An incredibly versatile portrait lens, Edge 80 can also be used to great effect in any situation that lends itself to selective focus - from food photography to giving landscapes a "miniature" appearance. To better understand how tilt, aperture and focus can all affect the Edge 80 image, visit the Edge 80 Optic simulator here:
The Edge 80 has 46mm threads so it is not compatible with the Lensbaby 37mm thread accessories.
Focal Length: 80mm
12-blade internal aperture, controlled by dial on the front of the optic
Aperture range from f/2.8 through f/22
Flat field of focus optic (when tilted, creates a slice of sharp focus, bordered by blur)
Minimum focusing distance: approximately 17" when the optic is extended forward in macro mode and fully tilted
Maximum focusing distance: infinity
5 multi-coated glass elements, in four groups
Compatible with Composer Pro, Composer, Scout, Muse, Control Freak and Composer with Tilt Transformer lens bodies*
46mm front threads (will only work with the Lensbaby Macro Converter and not the 37mm Lensbaby Accessories)