18 April 2016

Lensbaby announce new optic Twist 60

The new optic will be available as a optic or optic with a body (similar to the discontinued Scout, that doesnt tilt).

Will be available for the following mounts (note that the bokeh swirl will be more prominent  on full frame cameras:
Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony E

Press release
Twist 60 Description:

Twist 60 is a 60mm f/2.5 lens for full frame SLR and Mirrorless cameras that will help you
discover the essence of your subject - adding magic and emotion to your portraits, still life
images and more.

Twist 60 helps you draw extra attention to your subjects by separating them from their
background with delicious twisty, swirly blur. 

When shooting at bright apertures Twist 60’s subtle vignette calls further attention to anything
you place within the large central area of focus, for a timeless, vintage look. As you stop down
the area of focus gets larger while still creating subtle swirling at the edges.

True to an 1840 design by Joseph Petzval, this lens reveals striking separation between
subjects and their background, a quality that modern lens designs lack.

Twist 60 is a metal-bodied, non-tilting lens that mounts directly to your camera and is
recommended for use on full frame cameras only. Twist 60 Optic is part of the Optic Swap™
System and is also available as an individual optic for use with full frame cameras. When using
Twist 60 Optic in a tilting lens body, keep the lens pointed straight ahead for best results.

Twist 60 Product Specs: 

•   Focal Length: 60mm
•   Aperture range from f/2.5 through f/22
•   12-blade internal aperture, controlled by a dial on the front of the optic
•   Minimum focusing distance: approximately 18”
•   Maximum focusing distance: Infinity
•   Focus Type: Manual
•   Size/Weight: 7 oz (198.45 grams)
•   Compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System
•   4 multi-coated glass elements, in 3 groups
•   46mm front threads

Pre-order on Lensbaby Store (available from 5th of May)

Sample images: