Lensbaby Trio 28 Review – Three for One



The Lensbaby Trio 28 combines three of the company’s special effects into a single optic. In other words, you get the soft focusing prowess of the Velvet 56, the sweet spot focus of the Sweey 35, and the Petzcal signature of the Twist 60. Put all those together into one manual focus lens and you get an optic that is quite popular for mirrorless camera systems. This is a solid choice for many photographers, especially those who want to try out the offerings brought about by Lensbaby. However, do take note that the aperture is fixed, therefore you do not have much control of the strength for each of the aforementioned effects.

Lensbaby Trio 28 Review - Three for One

The Aperture on the Lensbaby Trio 28 is Fixed

The Lensbaby Trio 28 is undoubtedly a slim lens, and it is quite small at that as it measures in at just 2 x 2.75-inches for its height and depth. It is also very lightweight as it comes with a weight of only 4.9-ounces. However, the barrel is made out of metal and it is finished in silver, which makes for a pretty solid build quality. When you rotate the lens turret, you will be able to take advantage of the three featured positions, them being Twist, Velvet, or Sweet. The active feature on the lens can be read when you look down on it when the optic is mounted on your camera. All three of the small lenses within this one optic can be protected with the use of just one 46-millimeter filter.

As mentioned earlier, the Trio 28 is a manual focus lens, and the closest focusing distance that you can get out of it is 8-inches. Once again, there is no aperture control, so you have to make do with the f/3.5 affair that the optic is offering. Therefore, if you want to shoot landscape photos during very bright days, you will have to make use of a neutral density filter to get desirable results.

Images shot with the Lensbaby Trio 28 produce the three aforementioned effects, depending on what lens you’re currently using. Still, each lens makes for a great performance, and sharpness where it matters the most has plenty of detail in them as well. Photographers who want to try out the prowess of Lensbaby’s optics can check this particular model out as it allows you to take advantage of three models in one package. This is a solid optic that’s a lot of fun to use.


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