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Lensbaby Introduces Soft Focus II Optic Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

8 March 2022

Lensbaby has announced its 50mm Soft Focus II optic for dSLR and mirrorless cameras featuring an aperture range from f2.5 to f22 with a broadband multi-coated anti-reflective coating.

The new optic is compatible with all of Lensbaby's current and legacy Optic Swap lens bodies.

The company described what the lens does:

When shot at its brightest aperture settings, the SoftFocus II creates an impressionistic image with subtlesharp detail beneath. Rendering a color palette tendingtoward soft pastels at brighter apertures and producinga remarkably flat field of focus, this optic makes possible images that are impossible to achieve with any otherlens. Stopped down to f8 or darker, the Soft Focus II produces beautifully detailed, traditionally sharp imageswith a large central area of focus and out-of-focus edgeson full-frame sensors and 35mm film. Quick variability ofthe optical effect from impressionistic and full of glowto contrasty and sharp is made possible by the internal12-blade aperture that is adjusted by turning the front of the optic.


Specifications for the new Lensbaby include:

Mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E
Lensbaby Optic Swap
Pentax K, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X, Sony A,
Nikon Z, Canon RF, L Mount
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f2.5 to f22
12 diaphragm blades
drop-in magnetic aperture disk compatible
Minimum Focus 15 inches
Optical Design 2 elements, 1 group
Autofocus No
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 46mm


It is available now directly from Lensbaby as the optic only for $170.95, or with as a stand-alone lens for $279.95 for Canon EF, Nikon F or Sony E. A $194.95 Composer Pro II body is available for the optic for all mounts.

The Lensbaby YouTube channel will introduce the Soft Focus II at 9 a.m. today.

Introducing the brand-new SOFT FOCUS II

You asked and we listened! Say hello to the brand-new Soft Focus II for dSLR and Mirrorless Cameras!

With an aperture range from f2.5 to f22, the Soft Focus II optic from Lensbaby is a new-and-improved version of one of the earliest and, recently, most sought-after optics in Lensbaby's Optic Swap System, the original Soft Focus optic. Compatible with all of Lensbaby's current and legacy Optic Swap lens bodies, the Soft Focus II improves on its predecessor by adding a 12-blade manually adjustable internal aperture to it's unique and versatile drop-in magnetic aperture system.

Explore the brand new Soft Focus and Shoot Extraordinary

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The Lensbaby Soft Focus II is an updated version of the original Soft Focus that showed the world that it is OK to not be like everyone else.

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