October 23, 2015

Lensbaby Introduces the Composer Pro II Tilt-Shift Lens with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby is pretty much synonymous with creative tilt-shift lenses. Now they've announced the brand new Composer Pro II, which takes everything good about the original Composer Pro, and puts it all in a metal housing, and increases the possible tilt from 0-17.5° to 0-15°. The lens is available in basically every current mount that exists, and is also compatible with the other optic pieces made by Lensbaby, so you can get different looks without buying a whole new housing.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

Here are the specs:

  • Covers Full-Frame 35mm
  • Nikon F, Canon EF, Micro 4/3, Fuji X, Pentax PK, Sony Alpha, Sony E, and Samsung NX Mounts
  • Compatible with Optic Swap System
  • Metal Body with Tilt from 0-15°
  • Flat Field Optic Creates Slice of Focus
  • Aperture Range: f/3.2 to 22
  • Manual Focus and Aperture Control
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 8"
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Internal 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Price: $425

The Lensbaby optics might not be right for every situation, but they're definitely fun to use, especially for B-Roll or secondary shots of a subject where the background isn't the nicest. For more on this lens, and to check out how this tilt-shift effect actually works, check out the Lensbaby site here

The lens is available to purchase right now at places like B&H    

Your Comment


I wonder if people can mount this on a DJI Inspire 1 X5 to create some interesting tilt shift shots.

October 23, 2015 at 11:41AM

George Nelson
Director / Cinematographer

Sick idea

October 23, 2015 at 10:08PM


Does this achieve anything that a graduated blur effect in post can't?

October 23, 2015 at 2:32PM


It depends on what you want to do with your image. Creating effect in post sometimes doesn't have that feeling that you're looking for.

If you need to have a miniature look you will most likely need to achieve it optically so you'll need this or a tilt shift lens.

October 23, 2015 at 4:34PM

George Nelson
Director / Cinematographer

This is a TILT lens NOT a tilt-shift lens.

October 29, 2015 at 9:22PM