So, what’s a “Lensbaby“? Simply put, it’s a selective-focus lens. You adjust the focus by manually compressing the lens’ bellow and then locking it into place to hold the focus. There are individual aperture rings which you place on the outside of the lens to control depth-of-field. Focusing is completely manual–a real anomaly these days!
The effects of this lens are really striking. Here are a couple of examples from images I took last weekend in Greenwich Village in and around Washington Square Park. What do you think of this lens effect?: