Lensbaby announced today the release of The Composer™, The Muse™ and The Control Freak™. The new Muse and Control Freak replace the current Lensbaby 2.0 and Lensbaby 3G lenses. However, the Composer, is their latest concoction, which is basically a new selective lens system that is based on a ball and socket configuration, which is said to deliver a smoother selective focus.
When using the Composer, it can retain its position after being bent and it can be easily used with one hand. You do not have to squeeze the lens to focus, but just tilt the lens to a desired angle and then focus with a barrel focusing ring. The Composer stays in the desired bent position without requiring a locking mechanism and features the new Lensbaby Optic Swap System. The Composer’s barrel focusing ring has a unique design that becomes more sensitive (requiring greater rotation to move the optic in and out) as you approach infinity, making it easer to focus on subjects from 10 feet to infinity.