Lensbaby announces pinhole-style lenses, Obscura

Obscura 50

Unconventional lens Lensbaby announced its latest lens: a three-in-one Pinhole-type optic called The Obscura. The Lensbaby Obscura comes in two versions. A 50mm Pinhole/Zone Plate/Pinhole Sieve optic – for our Optic Swap System and a standalone 16mm Pinhole/Zone Plate/Pinhole Sieve pancake lens for mirrorless cameras.

The new full-frame “lens” allows users to capture a creative effect with the Pinhole, Zone Sieve, and Zone Plates at either a 16mm or 50mm focal length. It is available in the optic swap mount (50mm) for every mount currently supported by Lensbaby, while the 16mm version currently supports the Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, and L-mount mirrorless systems. Since the system captures images at such a large aperture, there is no traditional focusing available. The 16mm supports shooting at f/22, f/45, and f/90 while the 50mm supports shooting at f/32, f/64, and f/161.

The series has three components that consist of a standalone 50mm lens with Pinhole/Zone Plate/Pinhole Sieve for $279.95, a 16mm pancake lens for mirrorless cameras with Pinhole/Zone Plate/Pinhole Sieve for $249.95, and the Obscura Optic for the Optic Swap System for $179.95.