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    Post Your Lensball Photos!

    The little spheres of glass can make for some interesting photos!

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    Post Your Lensball Photos!
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    They sure do, but watch out for burns in direct sunlight. That bright spot on my hand is the sun concentrated in one tiny spot. Ouch!
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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    Which lensball do you use? brand? size?

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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    Lensball brand and I got the 80mm. It feels a little smaller than a baseball but weighs more as its made of glass.

    Seriously, if the sun is anywhere in the sky, it will find the lensball and burn you hand as if it was the smoking ant under the manacle brat's magnifying glass. Only shoot from the shade and keep it wrapped up when its not in use.
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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    The first brand I purchased thru Amazon was a dud. It was made by Amlong. There were tons of air bubbles in the middle which showed up inside.

    Then I purchased one by MerryNine (also thru Amazon) which is a much better quality. As TwistedThrottle mentioned, the good ones will get very warm to immensely hot even when temps aren't overly hot. I carried mine in a pants pocket. DON'T do that. Lol. Wow, my leg started to get burned by it. Now I carry it in a camera bag. Even though this one comes with a black velveteen-type soft pouch, it isn't enough to keep the ball from getting hot.

    If you haven't yet read through this thread posted by nikonpup, take a look. That link shows some spectacular images.

    https://nikonites.com/off-topic/4126...#axzz6rOecV2L6
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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    I have an 80mm K-9 crystal one. It is perfect, no imperfections or bubbles. I got mine for about $45 on Amazon.

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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    I think I am going for the original Lensball 80mm, K9.
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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    I think I am going for the original Lensball 80mm, K9.
    Just be sure to have something available for carrying it. I've dropped mine at least twice when my hand/fingers started to get burned. If you carry a camera bag with you, that should work fine. Or you might want to look at something like the Think Tank Lens Duo (or a similar small padded case) which is a small zippered case thicker than whatever pouch might come with your lensball. Padding should help protect the sun from burning you like can happen when it goes through material like a pants pocket.
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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    It looks like Lensball offers photo contests. Currently they are running a night photography contest from April 1 to April 22. And starting May 1, there will be an outdoor contest.

    https://lensball.com/pages/lensball-...o-contest-2021
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  10. #10
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    Re: Post Your Lensball Photos!

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Just be sure to have something available for carrying it. I've dropped mine at least twice when my hand/fingers started to get burned. If you carry a camera bag with you, that should work fine. Or you might want to look at something like the Think Tank Lens Duo (or a similar small padded case) which is a small zippered case thicker than whatever pouch might come with your lensball. Padding should help protect the sun from burning you like can happen when it goes through material like a pants pocket.
    I keep mine in the black bag it came with so it does not get scratched and toss it into my camera bag. I can attest that it will certainly heat up quite quickly in direct sun!
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