Lensbaby Announces Twist 60 Lens for Swirly Bokeh

Lensbaby Gives Sony E-mount a New Twist

Lensbaby announced their Twist 60 Lens which produces Swirly Bokeh based on an 1840 design by Joseph Petzval. With 12 aperture blades and a maximum aperture of F2.5, Twist 60 is designed to produce distinctive circular swirly bokeh with good separation of the subject from the background that’s unique to Petzval-type lenses.

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Portland, OR – April 12th, 2016 – Lensbaby, makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories, today announced the availability of the Twist 60 lens. Twist 60 helps creative photographers find their visual voice by seeing the world differently.

This metal-bodied 60mm f/2.5 lens with gold anodized accents creates powerful portraits, spotlighting subjects by freeing them from their background and surrounding them with swirly blur and enhanced vignette. The brighter the aperture, the greater the swirl and the greater the vignette.

“Twist 60 embodies our love of old lenses and their unique ways of helping photographers discover creative possibilities,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer. “True to an 1840 design by Joseph Petzval, this lens reveals striking separation between subjects and their background, a quality that modern lens designs lack.”

Lensbaby-Twist-60-Sony-E.jpgTwist 60 Specs:

• 12 blade f/2.5-22 aperture
• 60mm focal length
• Twisty, swirly blur
• 4 elements in 3 groups
• Filter threads: 46mm
• Black anodized body
• Gold anodized aperture ring
• Manual focus lens
• Minimum focus distance – 18″
• Recommended for fullframe cameras
• Available for Canon EF | Nikon F | Sony E
 

Availability

Twist 60 lens is available for $279.95 from B&H Photo

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Twist 60 Optic for Lensbaby Optic Swap System

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Twist 60 Optic will also be sold separately for $179.95 for use with other Lensbaby Optic Swap System-compatible lenses. For best results, when using it in a tilting Lensbaby such as Lensbaby Composer Pro, photographers should shoot with Twist 60 pointed straight ahead.

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