Lensbaby have announced the Burnside 35 F2.8 lens (LBB35X) for Sony E-mount and A-mount APS-C and Full Frame cameras. Mounts from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, and Samsung are also available.

The lens features a unique slider control that allows you to control the vignette, center brightness, and swirl of your images.

Here’s their press text:

Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35

Portland, OR (February 15, 2018) – Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of an entirely new kind of creative effects lens, the Burnside 35.

The first ever wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, this 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh; all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

Burnside’s 35mm focal length lets you capture a scene at a normal-wide perspective with a dimensionality that makes your subject jump off the page. This lens opens up a new world of creative possibilities for those shooting street photography, landscapes, environmental portraits and more.

“The Burnside 35 is one of the most versatile Lensbabies we’ve made,” said Lensbaby Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder Craig Strong. “It gives you the ability to have a strong or subtle creative effect in a single lens, a lens you might just keep on your camera all day long.”

Adding to the Burnside 35’s versatility is the radical, new effect slider that can be used to add center brightness, in-camera vignette and adjust bokeh detail. You can toggle the gold-anodized effect slider on the barrel of the lens to create variable balance and harmony between center brightness, bokeh and vignette. The effect slider features a four-stop range of vignette and bokeh enhancement so you can dial in the exact look that appeals to you.

Burnside 35 joins Lensbaby’s lens lineup as an all-metal, non-tilting lens similar to their bestselling Velvet series. Made specifically for full frame and crop sensor cameras, this lens is compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Micro 4/3, Sony E, Fuji X and Samsung NX.

Burnside 35 Product Specs:

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-16
  • 6 blade internal aperture
  • 8 blade secondary internal aperture for the effect slider
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6 inches
  • Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
  • 62mm filter threads
  • Focus type: Manual
  • Size/ Weight: 13.2 oz (374.21g)
  • 6 multi-coated glass elements, in 4 groups

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8


Here are some sample images from the Burnside 35mm F2.8:

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

Lensbaby Burnside 35mm F2.8 Sample

You can view further sample images here. They have also put together a short user guide.

Paul from ThePhoblographer also has an early review up for this lens which you can find here.

The lens costs $499 and should be available at the end of February from lensbaby.com and select Lensbaby-authorized retailers.

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