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Lensbaby Announces Spark 2.0 Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

29 October 2020

Lensbaby has introduced the Spark 2.0, a complete redesign of its original Spark lens that adds a Sweet 50 optic in the flexible-body lens and built-in apertures ranging from f2.5 to f22 to vary the effect.

The new design also eliminates the tilt limiter of the 2012 original that prevented cameras with small sensors from an over-tilting of the Spark optic. The limiter can cause issues when trying to maximize the tilt on most of the optic swap optics when used on full frame cameras and can cause a scraping noise when shooting video footage.

Also of note, the original Spark was available only in Canon and Nikon mounts in a plastic lens mount. Spark 2.0 is available in all mounts including mirrorless with the same metal mount used on all of Lensbaby's standalone and optic swap lenses.


Highlights of the new Spark include:

  • Full-frame format
  • Aperture Range: f2.5 to f22
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Flexible body tilts up to 30°


Specifications for the new lens include:

Mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Pentax K
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f2.5 to f22
12 diaphragm blades
Angle of View 42.6°
Minimum Focus 1.1 feet
Optical Design 2 elements in 1 group
Autofocus No
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 46mm
Dimensions 3 x 2 inches
Weight 4.7 oz.


Lensbaby provided four sample images, showing what the Spark 2.0 can do.

Examples. Mouse over or tap for captions.


Lensbaby said the Spark 2.0 would ship early in November. B&H is now accepting pre-orders for the $199.95 lens.

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