7 Important Benefits of Using a Lensball - Refractique


7 Important Benefits of using a Lensball

Lensball Photography - 7 Important Benefits of using a Lensball

A lensball is a popular photography accessory in the form of a K9 crystal ball specifically for photography.

You may be surprised to know that a lensball has the same optic quality as a professional camera lens, making it the perfect addition to your photography pack. With its unique spherical shape, a lensball creates stunning imagery through the technique of refraction.

Refraction occurs when light passes through an object of denser mass, such as water or glass. When refraction occurs, light is bent, and a distortion of the imagery occurs inside the lensball. The best part? Crystal is especially susceptible to refraction due to its high density and purity which is why our lensballs at Refractique are carved from quality crystal, polished and hardened to the highest standard.

Lensball Refraction Image
Credit: Simon Bond (Lensball Photography article) 

The 80mm Lensball size provides a good size to shoot into while although the 60mm Lensballis naturally smaller, the greater mobility and light weight makes it a good second crystal ball for greater versatility when traveling. 

If you want to find out more about which size is best for lensball photography and considerations for choosing a lensball size, then check out this external article from DPS. 

What are the benefits of using a lensball?

A lensball adds an additional wow factor that will make your photos stand out from the rest. Whether you are a professional photographer or simply enjoy taking photos as a hobby or while travelling, a lensball will: 

  1. Make you think more creatively and innovate to get some extraordinary photos using the refraction effect provided by the lensball. 
  2. Give you a new accessory to try out, which is likely to be completely different from any other photography accessory you have tried in the past. 
  3. Have you checking out all the photos online and with your photography friends and groups. 
  4. Give you a new hobby. 
  5. If you have become tired of photography, reinvigorate your photography and hopefully reinspire your love for for photography. It may make you think about why you got into photography in the first place!
  6. Teach you fundamental and more advanced skills and knowledge that are learnt and expanded upon by using the lensball such as aperture and refraction. Check out our 30 Tips for Lensball Photography! 
  7. Have you exploring new scenery, structures and perhaps even traveling more to get hold of the best shooting locations.  

Of course there are many more benefits related to using a lensball and this is why its grown so quickly in the last few years. Its a lot of fun and can be used with an iPhone or DSLR so its versatility is another great reason to try it out. 



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