The perfect portrait lens - Velvet 85 captures your frame in a layer of tack-sharp detail overlaid with radiant velvety glow.
"This lens takes the magic provided by the Velvet 56 to another level. The longer focal length provides compression and the resulting background bokeh is just gorgeous, more blur to love!"
"One of the things I love most about this lens is how the beautiful glow and blur makes every frame interesting and emotional."
"The thing that stood out to me most was how flexible this was at a range of apertures. In a matter of seconds you have a dreamy, ethereal looking image and then a razor sharp portrait lens almost immediately."
"A nice look that lends images a dreamlike element of fantasy, with just enough detail to keep the subject well defined. "
I am having a little learning curve going manual, but in no way view that as a negative.
I am enjoying the learning process with this lens. I love the dreamy images I am able to capture.
I've followed Lensbaby for years but haven't ever made a purchase. Several people in a photography group I'm part of have been speaking non-stop about Lensbaby for a few months now. My love of the 85mm focal length and also macro photography led me to purchase the Velvet 85. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect and wasn't at all convinced that I'd love manual focus. I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a quality lens, well built and heavy, and surpassed my expectations given its price. I absolutely love the glowy, dreamy effect I can get at wider apertures, but also that I can stop down and get a tack sharp portrait. Learning manual focus along with the creative abilities of this lens have reignited my passion for photography. The macro capabilities are the icing on the cake. I can't say enough about this lens.
Manual focus, manual exposure settings - not for everyone. But if, like me, your photography was getting into a bit of a rut and lacking inspiration this lens is a revelation, opening up a whole new world of impressionist and expressive imagery. Love it....
This is my third Lensbaby and I couldn’t love it more! I wanted one for creative macros and it’s just perfect!
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