Scout with Fisheye, a fun and affordable manual focus Fisheye SLR camera
lens, is available in mounts for all popular SLR camera bodies.
Scout, the first Lensbaby lens that does not bend, features the Fisheye Optic,
which delivers an ultra-wide 12mm focal length capable of capturing a 160 degree
angle of view from infinity all the way down to 1/2 inch from the front of the
lens. The Fisheye Optic can also create unique flare effects in an image.
The Scout with Fisheye ships with the Fisheye Optic installed, but photographers
can use other Lensbaby Optic Swap System optics such as Soft Focus,
Pinhole/Zone Plate, Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic. With Lensbabys
selective focus optics, (Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic) the sweet spot
of focus will always be centered in the photo.
The Fisheye Optic features a creative lens flare effect that causes the edge
areas that would ordinarily be black to glow with color whenever there are
bright light sources in the image. This lens flare effect is particularly
apparent when shooting with a full frame camera though it is also apparent when
shooting with APS-sized sensors.
The ability to focus one half inch in front of the lens provides an
extraordinary way to explore macro photography. Get close enough to a flower to
nearly touch it " while capturing the entire garden surrounding it in the frame.