Lensbaby "Spark" 50mm F5.6 Specifications
Compatibility: analog/digital limited (dumb mount only allowing for aperture priority or manual modes)
Diagonal Angle of View:
Minimum Aperture: F5.6 (fixed)
Number of Aperture Blades: -/-
Iris Pattern: circular
Minimum Distance: 33cm
Filter Thread: 37mm
Maximum Diameter: 73mm
Focus Type: manual focus only
Lens Hood: Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52
Tests: ePhotozine Review and Comparison vs. LynnyLens
- The Spark comes with the Spark multi-coated double glass element by default. It's fully compatible with the Optic Swap System, but the Spark insert only fits with the Spark base. For its 37mm thread there is a Macro Lens set available including a +4 (range: 15 - 33cm) and a +10 lens (range: 9 - 13cm), further a 0.42x Super Wide (7cm close focus, 51 x 44mm, 68g), a 0.6x Wide (47.5 x 31.8mm, 59.5g) and a 1.6x Tele Converter (47.5 x 30.5mm, 53.9g).
- During 2011 and 2012 a very similar, homegrown system called LynnyLens was launched, which started as macro lenses and extension tubes put together using tape and ended up as video converter optics put into a rubber tube and mounted to a DSLR. When LynnyLens was heading for commercial production in 2013, it was taken down by Lensbaby due to patent infringements.
- In 2014 the Spark 50mm F2.0 Special Edition was released.