Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Lens


Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens for full frame and crop sensor cameras. This 35mm f/2.8 lens lets you create images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and amazing color rendition surrounded by subtle, swirling bokeh and vignette. Use Burnside 35’s aperture ring to control the size of your focus area and amount of swirl – bright apertures will give you the most swirl and a smaller focus area, while darker apertures will give you a large focus area with less swirling bokeh.

Burnside 35 also features a secondary aperture set designed to enhance Burnside’s optical effects. Adjust the bronze effect slider on the barrel of the lens to create additional balance and harmony between focus, bokeh and vignette. This effect enhancement slider serves to enhance the effects of the lens by adjusting the amount of vignette and degree of detail in the swirly bokeh. Wide open, the effect slider produces a softer swirling effect; darkening the slider brings out the detail in swirl and adds vignette to your images. The vignetting is more dramatic on full frame cameras than on crop sensor cameras.

Aperture controls much of Burnside 35’s versatility. The aperture ring lets you dial in your desired amount of swirl, depth of field and size of focus area. Bright apertures create the most swirl and a smaller focus area, while darker apertures create a larger focus area with less swirling bokeh. The amount of swirl is also determined by your distance from your subject and the amount of contrast and texture in the background. Standing close to your subject with a highly textured background will  produce the most swirling effect; a less textured background or more distance between you and your subject will result in less swirl.

The 35mm focal length makes this lens the ideal focal length to capture life – whatever surrounds you and grabs your eye – as it happens. Burnside 35 is a great lens for creating your own, unique vision of landscape and street photography, environmental portraits, and more. This lens gives you the tools to lead your subject’s eye to something specific in your composition that can get sometimes get lost in a wider field of view. Burnside 35 joins Lensbaby’s lens lineup as an all-metal, non-tilting lens like their bestselling classic Velvet series of lenses

This lens has absolutely NO HOTSPOTS with any of our infrared filters!

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Burnside 35 Product Specs:

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-16
  • 6 blade internal aperture
  • 8 blade secondary internal aperture for effect enhancement and vignette
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6 inches
  • Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
  • 62mm filter threads
  • Focus type: Manual
  • Size/ Weight: 13.2 oz (374.21g)
  • 6 multi-coated glass elements, in 4 groups


This lens has absolutely NO HOTSPOTS with any of our infrared filters!

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 4.5 in


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