The new Muse PL selective focus lens from Lensbaby is specially designed for movies, for use with PL mount motion image capture cameras. It complements Lensbabyâ€™s existing motion picture camera lens, Lensbaby 3GPL, which remains in Lensbabyâ€™s product line.
The company said the Muse PL allows for highly creative focusing effects on any 16mm or 35mm PL mount movie camera, as well as several PL to video camera adapters such as the P+S Technik, Redrockmicro M2, Brevis35, Letus35, and SGpro.
Like its still camera counterparts, the Muse PL allows filmmakers to bring one part of their frame into sharp focus; a â€˜Sweet Spotâ€™ surrounded by gradually increasing blur. Photographers can move the sweet spot of sharp focus anywhere in the photo by bending and compressing the flexible body of the Muse PL.
The Muse PL creates the sweet spot of focus by using optics that feature a curved field of focus, giving cinematographers a unique way to control depth of field that is different from what is possible with existing tilt-shift lenses. Cinematographers can control the width and depth of field by changing the aperture disk installed in the lens.