Lensnaby Trio 28 Lens Offers Three Flavors Of Selective Focus On A Rotating Mount

The latest lo-fi lens from Lensbaby offers three looks in one.

Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens
The Trio 28 mounted to a Sony A-series camera.Lensbaby

The big draw of the Lensbaby lenses is their quirky take on focus, and the company’s latest lens offers three different looks in a single unit. The Tri 28 has three different sets of optics on a rotating lens. You can choose from Twist, Velvet, and Sweet looks. Twist is has the largest area of sharpness in the center, while Sweet has a small area of sharp focus in the middle with increasing blur as you approach the edges. Velvet has a relatively sharp area in the center, but also has a “glow” all across the frame. You can switch looks on the fly by turning the lens unit.

Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens
The Lensbaby Trio by itself.Lensbaby

As the name suggests, the lens has a focal length of 28mm and a fixed aperture at f/3.5. The lens is built specifically for mirrorless cameras, so it can be used with the Sony E-mount, the Fujifilm X-mount, and Micro Four Thirds.

The Trio 28 will cost $279 and will go on sale at the end of the month. This seems like a rather great move for Lensbaby as it adds versatility to a product that can otherwise be too much of a specialty look for some shooters. We’re looking forward to bringing you some impressions and sample images soon.

Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens
The Sweet optic has a big sharp spot in the center.Lensbaby
Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens
The Twist optic has a swirly bokeh style.Lensbaby
Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens
The Velvet optic has a "glow" across the frame.Lensbaby
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