Review: 80mm Lensball Vivid and Stand

Refractique Lensball

I was first introduced to lensball photography during a visit to France a couple of years ago, by my friend Charly who was experimenting with taking pictures with it.

I started off with a small and cheap lensball and had lots of fun trying to take photo’s that were a little bit different, but we did encounter a few problems with it.

Firstly, it didn’t come with a stand and anyone will know that trying to balance a spherical object on an uneven surface is nigh on impossible!

Secondly, if you are using it on a hot, sunny day, it magnifies the sunlight and can burn the palm of your hand if you are holding it.

Thirdly, it was cheap and therefore scratched easily which really affected the picture quality.

I as invited to review the 80mm Lensball Vivid and Stand from which are carved from photographic-grade quality K9 crystal, polished and hardened to provid years of fun and creative shot-taking.

Lensball Swanage

In the box:

  • Top 7 Tips for Lensball Photography Starter Guide
  • 4 x Show Case Cards
  • Stunning UV Coated Gift Box
  • Microfiber Bag – protect and polish
  • Stand

Corfe Castle

The lensball can either be used in your hand, with the stand with its black rubber casing, or by using the inner removable section which is a suction cup which can be screwed into a tripod gorilla pod type stand for added stability.

Lensball River

The lensball is a stunning gift for budding photographers or self-treat to heighten your creativity from behind lens, be it a smart phone or a DSLR.

lensball stand

We take our lensball everywhere with us now and cannot wait to use it on our travels once restrictions ease. Check out the top 30 lensball photography tips blog for more ideas how to use yours.

Poppy lensball

The 80mm lensball is currently on offer at £36.95 and the stand at £13.95 from

Have you tried lensball photography?

Disclaimer: We were sent the 80mm Lensball Vivid and Stand to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own


12 thoughts on “Review: 80mm Lensball Vivid and Stand

  1. Wow, your photos are beautiful!

    I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of a lensball before, but I’d love to try one out!

    I’ll check out the website now.

  2. Katrina says:

    Omg that’s amazing the photos are beautiful! So clever! Going to check out these now and maybe add it to my bday wish list

  3. OMG I have seen so many people taking shots using this lensball and wondered how they did this, gonna get myself one of this now.

  4. Sally Akins says:

    I bought a lensball last summer but haven’t used it yet. I love that this one has a stand with it, that’s so handy!

  5. Rebecca Smith says:

    I find photos taking with a lensball so beautiful and fascinating! My other half loves amateur photography so I may just have to get him one.

  6. Valerie says:

    I’ve never heard of lensball photography before. What a neat way of getting a different perspective on things!

  7. I have seen these before but never used one, they do look like great fun and the results really are amazing

  8. I’ve always been really curious to try one of these – they make such beautiful images!
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  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    Hands up I’ve always fancied one of these lens balls I think they can make for interesting photos and I love the different ways you have used this one. Think I might have to get one!
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  10. Sabina Green says:

    Oh wow I love it! I too have gone down the cheap route and it doesn’t pay off at all. Will have to look into this one thank you.

  11. Lyndsey cooksey says:

    Oooh these are great! Lots of creativity to be had with this!

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