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I’m still trying to figure out how all the bits and pieces to my LensBaby Composer Pro work. I finally put my Soft Focus Optic
in and took some photos of flowers, and a few head shots of #1 Grandson who is 19 months old now. I like this pose the best of the three images I took.
I thought the pose fit Black & White best, and then I put an antique finish, and frame on it and really liked how it came out.
I’ve had the LensBaby Composer Pro for several weeks now, and like it, but I was having an issue with the Ball Locking, and the mounting lock. The Ball adjustment lock and the mounting lock both turn in the same direction and when ever I would turn the ball to change the point of focus it would also unscrew the lens. I kept remounting it, but nothing worked. It wouldn’t have that secure “snap!” when twisted into place, and I couldn’t find a little dot to line up with my white dot on my camera. Let me assure now, that I did read the manual…such as it is- multiple times. It’s a brochure that tells you how to install and remove your Optic, but there is nothing on how to mount it to your camera. As you can imagine I wasn’t happy about that set up, and it was scary thinking my lens wasn’t really secure in the mount. I was afraid it would fall off at any time.
I finally sent a message to my friend Wayne asking him what the trick to mounting the lens so it would lock in place is? Within a few minutes he told me there was tiny “Red” dot on the metal mount that I should match up with my camera. I looked at the mount and sure enough there it was! A tiny red dot on the metal mount. I never saw it before. Nikon programmed me to look for a white dot since my camera and lenses all have a white dot to line up.
I remounted my Composer Pro and got that nice “snap!” into place and locked sound. What a huge relief that is! Now I like my Composer Pro a lot more! THANK YOU WAYNE!
There’s supposed to be a dot on my Optics that you line up with the Composer Pro when installing them, but I can’t find the dots! Red or White! I’m hopeless I guess. For now I’m lining up the notches and securing my Optics that way. They’re secure in the Composer at least so, hopefully it’s right. 🙂
Here are a couple flower images I made using the LensBaby Composer Pro and Soft Focus Optic. I love this soft, dreamy look, and the OOF areas are smooth and creamy. Love it!
My Lantana with Soft focus Optic and +8mm & +16mm macro converters.
…and a neighbors Daisy like flower with the Soft Focus Optic
I’ve also got a wide-angle, and telephoto lens I need to try out. Perhaps this week-end.
Nikon D700| LensBaby Composer Pro with Soft Focus Optic and Macro Converter kit.
More to come…