As I mentioned in a previous post, I am bound and determined to conquer the Lensbaby Edge 80 optic and the Canon 65 mm lens this year. I took the Lensbaby with me on our last photography trip, put it on my camera for the day, and muscled through it.
What is ironic, is I have never been great at focus. I know that sounds crazy, given my passion. I blamed my eyes for a long time, but after I got tri-focals there were no more excuses. The Lensbaby Edge 80 allow you to get a “slice” of focus – vertical, horizontal, diagonal….whatever plane of focus you choose everything in that slice will be in focus. Using a lens that limits the amount in focus is, and will continue to be, a challenge. My next effort will be to pick a subject that has different layers of focus, maybe my chess set, and then try to get different planes in focus. In the meantime, I share my first stab at really working with this lens.