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.
"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!"
"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."
"Unlike any other lens that I've ever attached to a camera."
"The kind of portrait lens that the more you use it the more uses you will find for it."
"A solid, beautiful piece of camera hardware with more than one trick up its sleeve."
"Lensbaby's Velvet 56 lens makes everything gorgeous."
This lens is so fun. I adore the velvety feel. I've used it for portraits, some macro (which is brand new to me as a hobbyist and more fun than I ever dreamed!), and even some scenes and landscapes. Such a great purchase, such a fun and versatile lens.
I love the beautiful & dreamy effects you can create with this lens!
Really love pictures from this lens. Sadly, I had to return it. I am a disabled senior lady. Unfortunately, it was just too big and heavy for me to be able to use it.
I am having so much fun getting used to my Velvet 56. I love it! Been shooting a lot of flowers.
As a sports and real estate photographer I was totally skeptical about this strange looking and extremely affordable lens! I decided to participate in a macro course and the teacher recommended it. Ok, worth a try. This is the least expensive lens I have ever purchased. I received from LensBaby with in 3 days. Its great quality, solid and nice to wirk with. There is something freeing about using this lens. It was fun. This lens got me to discover, experience, slowdown and see.