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Velvet 85

The perfect portrait lens - Velvet 85 captures your frame in a layer of tack-sharp detail overlaid with radiant velvety glow.
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SPECS AND DETAILS

Velvet 85 is an 85mm f/1.8 SLR and Mirrorless camera lens with 1:2 macro capabilities.
This lens brings the ethereal glow and crisp vintage look of Lensbaby’s popular Velvet 56 lens to photographers clamoring for a portrait-friendly 85mm focal length. Velvet 85 builds on Velvet 56’s ability to create buttery smooth skin tones with the added compression and beautiful bokeh found in high-quality 85mm lenses. Velvet 85 is a must-have for anyone looking to capture artistic soulful portraits. Shoot at bright apertures to create soft, dreamy images with underlying sharpness and detail or stop down to darker apertures to capture a classic, film-like quality in your portraits. Evoking the image style and construction quality of classic portrait lenses of the mid-20th century, Velvet 85 features the heft and smooth, dampened manual focus of these early lenses in an all-metal lens body.

SPECS AND DETAILS:

Focal Length: 85mm
Focal Length: 85mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 85 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/1.6 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 230mm (9in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
67mm 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: 28.6°; APS-C (1.5x): 18.9°; 4/3rds: 14.5°
Diaphragm Blades: 12 curved
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 3 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Focal Length: 85mm
Focal Length: 85mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 85 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/1.6 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 230mm (9in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
67mm 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: 28.6°; APS-C (1.5x): 18.9°; 4/3rds: 14.5°
Diaphragm Blades: 12 curved
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 3 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective

WHY Velvet 85

"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!"
- Kathleen Clemons

"One of the things I love most about this lens is how the beautiful glow and blur makes every frame interesting and emotional."
- Holly Awaad

"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."
- Jake Hicks

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Velvet 85

The perfect portrait lens - Velvet 85 captures your frame in a layer of tack-sharp detail overlaid with radiant velvety glow.
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