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Velvet 56

Our most popular art lens - the Velvet 56 adds ethereal mood to any scene with tack-sharp detail layered underneath edge-to-edge velvety glow effect.

Unleash your creativity and capture breathtaking images with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens, a versatile and unique lens designed for photographers who crave artistic expression. This lens seamlessly combines classic portrait capabilities with the dreamy, ethereal quality that defines the Velvet series, allowing you to transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary works of art.

Key Features:

  1. Buttery Soft Focus: The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens is renowned for its ability to deliver a velvety, soft focus that adds a timeless and romantic touch to your photos. Whether you're shooting portraits, macro details, or landscapes, the Velvet 56 creates a dreamlike atmosphere that sets your images apart.

  2. Versatile Macro Capability: Dive into the world of intricate details with the lens's macro capabilities. Capture the beauty of small subjects with stunning clarity, bringing out textures and subtleties that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens allows you to explore a new dimension of photography, turning everyday scenes into mesmerizing close-up masterpieces.

  3. Exceptional Build Quality: Crafted with precision and durability in mind, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens boasts a high-quality build that ensures reliability in various shooting conditions. The smooth manual focus ring provides tactile control, allowing you to fine-tune your focus and compose your shots with ease.

  4. Wide Aperture Range: With a wide aperture range from f/1.6 to f/16, this lens excels in low-light conditions, making it an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor photography. Achieve stunning bokeh effects and control the depth of field to emphasize your subject against beautifully blurred backgrounds.

  5. Creative Freedom: Unleash your artistic vision with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur, this lens invites you to experiment and push the boundaries of conventional photography. Break free from the ordinary and infuse your work with a distinctive, expressive quality.

In summary, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens is a must-have for photographers seeking to elevate their craft. Unlock a world of creative possibilities, capture the essence of your subjects like never before, and add a touch of timeless magic to your photography with this extraordinary lens. Embrace the artistry of the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and make every shot a masterpiece.

 

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Our most popular art lens - the Velvet 56 adds ethereal mood to any scene with tack-sharp detail layered underneath edge-to-edge velvety glow effect.

Unleash your creativity and capture breathtaking images with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens, a versatile and unique lens designed for photographers who crave artistic expression. This lens seamlessly combines classic portrait capabilities with the dreamy, ethereal quality that defines the Velvet series, allowing you to transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary works of art.

Key Features:

  1. Buttery Soft Focus: The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens is renowned for its ability to deliver a velvety, soft focus that adds a timeless and romantic touch to your photos. Whether you're shooting portraits, macro details, or landscapes, the Velvet 56 creates a dreamlike atmosphere that sets your images apart.
  2. Versatile Macro Capability: Dive into the world of intricate details with the lens's macro capabilities. Capture the beauty of small subjects with stunning clarity, bringing out textures and subtleties that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens allows you to explore a new dimension of photography, turning everyday scenes into mesmerizing close-up masterpieces.
  3. Exceptional Build Quality: Crafted with precision and durability in mind, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens boasts a high-quality build that ensures reliability in various shooting conditions. The smooth manual focus ring provides tactile control, allowing you to fine-tune your focus and compose your shots with ease.
  4. Wide Aperture Range: With a wide aperture range from f/1.6 to f/16, this lens excels in low-light conditions, making it an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor photography. Achieve stunning bokeh effects and control the depth of field to emphasize your subject against beautifully blurred backgrounds.
  5. Creative Freedom: Unleash your artistic vision with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur, this lens invites you to experiment and push the boundaries of conventional photography. Break free from the ordinary and infuse your work with a distinctive, expressive quality.

In summary, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens is a must-have for photographers seeking to elevate their craft. Unlock a world of creative possibilities, capture the essence of your subjects like never before, and add a touch of timeless magic to your photography with this extraordinary lens. Embrace the artistry of the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and make every shot a masterpiece.

 

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SPECS AND DETAILS:

Focal Length: 56mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 56 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/1.6 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 130mm (5in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
62mm filter threads
Focus type: Manual
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 42.2°; APS-C (1.5x): 28.4°; 4/3rds: 21.9°
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 3 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective
Lens hood only included with mirrorless lenses.

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Focal Length: 56mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 56 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/1.6 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 130mm (5in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
62mm filter threads
Focus type: Manual
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 42.2°; APS-C (1.5x): 28.4°; 4/3rds: 21.9°
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 3 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective
Lens hood only included with mirrorless lenses.

WHY Velvet 56

"This lens will definitely do it for macro and nature photographers. The halation gives such a beautiful softness, yet dimension at the same time. It is truly magical. "
- Victoria Hederer Bell

"I am IN LOVE with this lens! The thing that makes me most excited, and the reason I never want to take it off my camera, is the way it jumps from macro to far away shooting. I adore it!"
- Caroline Jensen

"If I had to choose just one lens to use for photographing flowers for the rest of my life, it would be my Lensbaby Velvet 56."
- Kathleen Clemons

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    JR
    12/23/2023
    Janet R.
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    I recommend this product

    Lovely Lens!

    It's a beautiful lens harking back to the days of film. It's fun lens and really brings out your creativity. I'm really I purchased and I look forward to days of fun photography. Get it, you won't regret it.

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    DB
    12/07/2023
    Deborah B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    So much fun!

    Using a manual lens is going to require some practice, but the effects are so lovely and sometimes unexpected. I know I'm going to enjoy using this lens.

    Velvet 56

    Our most popular art lens - the Velvet 56 adds ethereal mood to any scene with tack-sharp detail layered underneath edge-to-edge velvety glow effect.

    Unleash your creativity and capture breathtaking images with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens, a versatile and unique lens designed for photographers who crave artistic expression. This lens seamlessly combines classic portrait capabilities with the dreamy, ethereal quality that defines the Velvet series, allowing you to transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary works of art.

    Key Features:

    1. Buttery Soft Focus: The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens is renowned for its ability to deliver a velvety, soft focus that adds a timeless and romantic touch to your photos. Whether you're shooting portraits, macro details, or landscapes, the Velvet 56 creates a dreamlike atmosphere that sets your images apart.

    2. Versatile Macro Capability: Dive into the world of intricate details with the lens's macro capabilities. Capture the beauty of small subjects with stunning clarity, bringing out textures and subtleties that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens allows you to explore a new dimension of photography, turning everyday scenes into mesmerizing close-up masterpieces.

    3. Exceptional Build Quality: Crafted with precision and durability in mind, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens boasts a high-quality build that ensures reliability in various shooting conditions. The smooth manual focus ring provides tactile control, allowing you to fine-tune your focus and compose your shots with ease.

    4. Wide Aperture Range: With a wide aperture range from f/1.6 to f/16, this lens excels in low-light conditions, making it an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor photography. Achieve stunning bokeh effects and control the depth of field to emphasize your subject against beautifully blurred backgrounds.

    5. Creative Freedom: Unleash your artistic vision with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur, this lens invites you to experiment and push the boundaries of conventional photography. Break free from the ordinary and infuse your work with a distinctive, expressive quality.

    In summary, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens is a must-have for photographers seeking to elevate their craft. Unlock a world of creative possibilities, capture the essence of your subjects like never before, and add a touch of timeless magic to your photography with this extraordinary lens. Embrace the artistry of the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and make every shot a masterpiece.

     

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