Portland, OR—The Lensbaby Spark 2.0 is the company’s latest adaptation of its Spark special effects lens. Photographers can use Spark 2.0 in new creative ways by bending the lens to capture the world in unique perspectives.
“A living sculpture of photographic spontaneity, Lensbaby’s Spark 2.0 draws on the design of the Original Lensbaby first introduced in 2004. Spark 2.0 combines the Original’s dance-like process of focusing and tilting with internally adjustable apertures,” Lensbaby announced.
Lensbaby Spark 2.0
The newest version of the Spark lens is the first flexible Lensbaby lens body available for mirrorless camera systems. Moreover, the lens is compatible with any of the 15 Optic Swap optics that Lensbaby has introduced since 2008.
Featuring a squeeze-to-focus interface, the lens enables any Lensbaby user, new or experienced, to leverage Lensbaby’s artistic process of focusing and tilting that moves with their subject matter.
Further, users can control the size of the sweet spot of focus by physically bending the lens into a full range of angles. In addition, they can place the spot of focus anywhere in the frame to create extraordinary bokeh while showcasing the subject in tack-sharp focus.
What’s more, upgrades to the Spark 1.0, introduced in 2012, include a 12-blade adjustable aperture with settings from f/2.5 to f/22; improved compatibility with past and future swap optics; as well as the availability of metal camera mounts for most interchangeable-lens systems.
Due to the “mystery” they add to Lensbaby’s unique images, flexible body Lensbabies like the Spark 2.0 have been used in motion pictures and video productions. They include the Academy Award-nominated film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. They also include music videos and currently streaming TV series on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Hulu.
The 50mm Spark 2.0 special effects lens is an option for capturing portraits, still lifes as well as nature scenes. Available in the following mounts, it retails for $199.95: Canon EF and RF; Fujifilm X; Micro Four Thirds; Nikon F and Z; Sony E; and Pentax K.