Manual focus fisheye Scout lens creates some stunning effects

Lensbaby has launched a new 12mm manual focus fisheye lens, dubbed the Scout with Fisheye, for the majority of the major camera manufacturers. The lens is designed to give an extreme angle of view to allow the photographer to shoot a distorted image.

Unlike the other lenses in Lensbaby’s range the Scout is fixed, and can focus up to an impressive 1.27cm away from the optic. With a 160 degree field of view and six multi-coated elements the Scout should provide an interesting variation to the usual range of lenses in your kit bag. 


Scout Specs and Features:
Straight in and out manual focusing
Ships with the Fisheye optic installed
Smooth manual focus mechanism
Exceptional build quality
Compatible with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System
Available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, and Olympus 4/3rds SLR camera lenses.
Size/Weight: up to 2.28″ (5.79cm) high x 2.61″ (6.63cm) in diameter/ 8 oz (226.8g)

Fisheye Optic Specs and Features:
Focal Length: 12mm
160 degree angle of view
Focuses from 1/2 inch to infinity
Creative flare effect fills border around image circle with colors from bright light sources in the photo
Six multi-coated glass elements
Maximum aperture of f/4, aperture disks that range from f/5.6 to f/22
Removable disk aperture system
To change aperture, unscrew front group of elements of Fisheye Optic and remove disk with Aperture Tool. The aperture disk sits atop the rear group of elements.

The Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye is available now for $249, with more information at