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Lensbaby: All That Blur

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There’s more to taking a sweet spot photo than picking what’s going to be sharp. When using an optic with a sweet spot you’ve got all sorts of blur surrounding the sharp area in your image. These out of focus areas, whether softly blurred or dramatically streaked, are also key parts of your image. Pay…

Lensbaby Composer Pro, Edge 80 Optic. The horizontal slice of focus cuts through the light at the top of the lighthouse.

Slice Vs. Sweet Spot

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Let’s review a key difference between using a sweet spot and using a slice of focus. With a sweet spot optic you tilt the lens toward where you want the sharp focus. In contrast, with the Edge 80 the direction in which you tilt the lens is not influenced by where you want the slice…

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