Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Lens: Lensbaby Sweet 50 Optic and macro converter; Exposure time: 1/320, ISO 400
Kram spent several months switching back and forth between the Lensbaby and her regular macro, until she had a breakthrough when concentrating on just working with the Sweet 50. “There is a learning curve to working with these lenses. Take the time to get the hang of them,” she advises. “Once you get hooked, you’ll want to try them all.”
After mastering her first Lensbaby optic, Kram tried out the Lensbaby Sweet 35 and Lensbaby Twist 60. “The Twist 60 was my favorite lens for several months, especially in combination with the 8mm and 16mm macro converters,” she notes. “I spent many early mornings taking pictures of spider webs and dewy grass. I love the light after a fresh night, when everything is wet with dew.”
Intended for use on full-frame cameras, the Twist 60 is available as a non-tilting lens that mounts directly on your camera, and as a loose optic for use with the Composer Pro. When used in this setup, keep the lens pointed straight ahead for best results.