Today Only: Lensbaby Pro Kit for Canon EF – $799.95 (reg. $1399.95)


Only for today (12/07/2022) B&H Photo has a whooping $600 discount on the Lensbaby Pro Kit for Canon EF mounts.

At a glance:

  • Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens
  • Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Twist 60mm f/2.5 Lens
  • Nanuk 910 Hard Case

Get the Lensbaby Pro Kit for Canon EF on sale at $799.95. Compare at $1,399.95. Find a description of the included lenses after the break.

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Canon Might Release a 60mm f/1.0 Lens For The RF Mount

60mm F/1.0

A rumor popped up in our inbox: Canon working on a RF 60mm f/1.0 lens. Plausible?

We did not get any specification for the allegedly upcoming RF 60mm f/1.0 lens. we are a bit out in the rain here. Also, we are a bit surprised by the focal length of 60mm instead of more common 50mm. Wouldn’t it make more sense to bring the legendary Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L to the EOS R system? But maybe the optical design possibilities offered by the RF mount suggest a 60mm is the better option. In any case, it wouldn’t be the first time Canon surprises us.

All in all we think an RF 60mm f/1.0 is definitely possible. Having already an optical masterpiece with the RF 50mm f/1.2 it would probably not make much sense release another optical masterpiece with the same focal length and the “only” benefit of having f/1.0 vs f/1.2. A new 60mm lens would be a different matter, I guess.

All ideas are welcome.

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens For Canon EOS M Mirrorless Released

7artisans 60mm F/2.8

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro at a glance:

  • Focal length:60mm
  • Frame Type:APS-C
  • Lens material:metal
  • Weight :550g
  • Lens size :66mm*100mm
  • Aperture ring :De-Clicked aperture
  • Filter size :39mm
  • Maximum aperture :F2.8
  • Angle of view :25°
  • Lens construction :8 elements in 7 groups
  • Blades Number :10pcs
  • Focusing method :Manual focusing
  • Closest focus :26cm
  • Lens anti-shake :Without anti-shake

7Artisans released the 7Artisans 60mm f2.8 lens For Canon EOS M mirrorless systems (and others too).

The 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 Macro manual lens contains 8 elements in 7 groups. The floating system on the front glass can guarantee the excellent image quality at infinity and 1:1 macro condition. Even the macro scene is really small, you can also use a extension accessory to get a 2:1 to 3:1 macro image.

You can pre-order the 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro for $159 at Amazon US | Adorama | Amazon Germany (they list it as for RF mount, but it’s not) | Amazon UK

New Yongnuo lens announced, the YN60mm f2 Macro

Yongnuo YN60mm F2 Macro

Yongnuo has a new lens, the Yongnuo YN60mm f2 Macro. Yongnuo products are available on Amazon.

Press release:

YONGNUO Macro Lens YN60mm F2 MF

0.234m macro mode, the magnification ratio is up to 1:1

The nearest focus distance can reach about 0.234m, and the magnification ratio is up to 1:1. Shooting in macro mode and infinity mode both can achieve good image quality, which is suitable for shooting in macro, portrait, landscape and other scenes.

Supports USB-free Firmware Upgrade

Firmware of the lens can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port, which not only meets the requirements of firmware upgrade and appearance design, but also avoids the incompatibility problems caused by different computer operating systems.(Note: this function needs to be supported by camera)

F2 Large Aperture

F2 bright and large aperture, easy to create beautiful bokeh effect and highlight the subject.

Built-in electromagnetic aperture, supports automatic exposure shooting

Built-in electromagnetic aperture, supports M/Av/Tv/P/B and other shooting modes, and can effectively improve the accuracy and durability of the aperture control.

High precision manual focus, supports focus prompt

Adopts high precision focusing structure design, supports half-press shutter manual focus prompt.

Glass Lenses, Multi-coated

The whole series products are formed by glass lenses, adopting multi-coated technology, which effectively improve light transmittance and inhibit the ghost shadow and glare in photographing.

Seven Aperture Blades

The aperture blades are up to 7 pieces, which allows you to shoot the circular defocused spots, appropriately stopping down can also achieve the 14 astral effect.

Metal Bayonet, Outstanding durability

Adopts chrome high precision metal bayonet, which fits the camera body perfectly, and the bayonet is wear and corrosion resistant, durable in use.

Equipped with focus distance indicator

Equipped with focus distance indicator, it is convenient for you to estimate the distance of the subject.

Gold Plating Technology

Adopts gold plating metal contacts, effectively improves the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance.


Focal Length 60mm
Lens Construction 9 groups 10 blades
Aperture Blades 7 blades
Minimum Aperture F/16
Closest Focusing Distance about 0.234 meters
Maximum Magnification 1×
Filter Diameter 67mm

Lensbaby’s New Twist 60 Lens Exudes Pure Magic of Vintage Photography

lensbaby twist 60

Lensbaby Twist 60 at a glance:

  • 60mm f/2.5 Optic
  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Compatible with Optic Swap System
  • Straight Body Manual Focusing Ring
  • Creates Subtle Swirled Edges
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to 22
  • Manual Aperture Control
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18″
  • Filter Diameter: 46mm
  • Internal 12-Blade Diaphragm

Lensbaby announced the Twist 60, and it is all about being bokehlicious. The Twist 60 can be preordered, and sells for $279.95 (B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon).

Lensbaby’s New Twist 60 Lens Exudes Pure Magic of Vintage Photography

Company’s love of old lenses inspires new creativity with classic image elements optimized for full frame photographers

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.”

Twist 60 Lens specs:

● 12 blade f/2.5-22 aperture
● 60mm focal length
● Twisty, swirly blur
● Recommended for use on full frame cameras
● Available in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E mounts
● 4 elements in 3 groups
● Filter threads: 46mm
● Black anodized body with gold anodized aperture ring
● Minimum focus distance – 18”

Twist 60 lens retails for $279.95 and is available via pre-order beginning April 12, 2016 (shipping May 5th, 2016). Twist 60 Optic will also be sold separately for use with other Lensbaby Optic Swap System-compatible lenses. It retails for $179.95. For best results, when using it in a tilting Lensbaby such as the Composer Pro, photographers should shoot with Twist 60 pointed straight ahead. Lensbaby products are available at, B&H, Adorama, and from select specialty photo stores worldwide.

About Lensbaby
For over a decade, photographers have relied on Portland, Oregon based Lensbaby to help them break free of routine, tinker, and open themselves up to unexpected results – dancing, playing and delighting in what’s possible with a creative lens and their imagination.

Lensbaby makes award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories that follow this philosophy, including the Velvet 56, a versatile portrait and macro lens; their unique Optic Swap System, which lets photographers swap their optic and tilt their lens for limitless effects; and mobile lenses that transform everyday smartphone photography. Lensbaby products are sold and distributed worldwide. For more information, visit

Lensbaby Twist 60: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

VENUS 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Lens Review

Venus Optics, a new Chinese manufacturer of camera lenses, just recently launched the world’s first 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens.

The specs:

  • Magnification range from 0.1x to 2x. Easily alter the magnification ratio without installing any extension tube or teleconverter. Ideally suited for rapidly changing macro photography scenarios.
  • Wide magnification range also makes it extremely useful for shooting macro objects (e.g. insects) with different sizes.
  • Designed also for normal shooting purposes with a 60mm focal length. An all-in-one solution for normal portrait shooting as well as ultra-macro photography.
  • Houses with 9 elements in 7 groups patented optical structure to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness.
  • The optical system consists of 2 major moving lenses groups in order to minimize the barrel distortion.
  • 14 pieces of aperture blades form a close-to-circular aperture, capable of creating creamy shallow depth of view.
  • The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.
  • A complimentary lens pouch and filter are included in the package.
  • Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha and Pentax K mount are available

PetaPixel posted a short video review of this lens, made by Thomas Shahan (video above). He says:

 [he is] amazed by the amount of detail [he] can pull out of this lens. [he] can focus on anything from a landscape to a portrait, down to a detail, down to a portrait of a jumping spider.

The Venus 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens is on sale at eBay for $379. You can check sample pics at Venus’ homepage.






[via PetaPixel]