The Lensbaby Edge80 optic accompanied me throughout the summer of 2022. It is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System. The system offers two different mounts that attach to the camera like a lens, and then you can choose a lot of optics with the effect you want to insert into the mounts. Apart from the Velvets, which are only offered as lenses, all other effects can be purchased as lenses for this very interesting system. I really appreciate being able to carry several optics with me with minimal weight and bulk.

The 80 mm lens is ideal for portraits and thanks to its macro function is also perfect for getting closer to the subject. This can be further implemented with macro filters, also from Lensbaby. The focus area of this optic is a "slice" a "line", the direction of the focused part can vary depending on how you rotate the mounts. The remaining blur and bokeh are soft.

As always I photographed flowers for my FloralFineArt project, but I also had the opportunity to take many shots of children (which for privacy reasons I do not publish). In portraits I particularly like the effect of this optic! I hope to have the opportunity to learn more about this effect in relation to portraits.