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Our classic creative effect - a round sweet spot of focus.

Find your edge - get a sharp slice of focus effect

Get your glow on - create an ethereal velvet effect.

Crazy curves ahead - striking swirly bokeh & vignette.

Explore the captivating effects that OMNI can create with this gallery of awe-inspiring imagery.

Sharp spot of focus + beautiful blur. 

Sharp slice of focus + smooth blur.

Radiant edge-to-edge glow. 

Swirly, twisty, striking bokeh.

EXPLORE EXTRAORDINARY LENSBABY IMAGERY

New

Velvet 28

Get your glow on with Lensbaby’s versatile new 28mm f/2.5 lens for photo and video! Built with landscape, adventure, travel and urban photography in mind, Velvet 28 turns every hour of shooting into the magic hour. Capture tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of spectacular, velvety glow, or make crisp images with little to no effect.



FEATURES

  • 28mm
  • f/2.5 aperture
  • Velvet effect
  • 1:2 macro capability

SPECS

Specs

Creative Effect

Optic Swap Compatible

Focal Length

Aperture

Minimum Focusing Distance

Format Compatibility

Focus Type

Angle of View

Angle of Tilt

Filter Threads

Diaphragm Blades

Elements/ Groups

Dimensions

Weight

Velvet

No

28mm

f/2.5

2"

DSLR, Mirrorless, and Micro 4/3rds Only

Manual

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67mm

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8 multi-coated glass elements, in 7 groups

2.85 x 2.85 x 2.5 in

16oz

COMPATIBILITY 

Color
Silver Edition
Black
Mount


HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

REVIEWS


“This is one of the most creatively versatile wide-angle lenses out there. From sweeping landscapes that are tack sharp when stopped down, to watercolor-like impressionistic images when wide open, and the close focus with macro capability, this lens never has to come off your camera when in comes to capturing the beauty around you.”

RICO DEL SESTO

 

 

"Velvet 28 is an absolutely fantastic lens if you love artistic and painterly effects! I loved the texture and the blur it created and it fits my style so well"

 

NICOLE WANG

 

"I really enjoyed shooting with the Velvet 28. I love that I am able to take a landscape shot and then turn around and take a macro photo because this lens is so versatile. And the bokeh you can get with this lens is beautiful!"

KAELA ELLIOTT

 


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Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 54 Reviews
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    LE
    07/11/2021
    Lisa E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Phenomenal lens!!

    Took this baby to the beach this weekend and it barely left my camera! Versatile for close up and ocean views… and, of course, the magic glow! A favorite!

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    BD
    06/16/2021
    Becky D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Interesting!

    Still adjusting to it. First outing got some pretty sunset shots. Working on macro use...not used to manual focus. I'm sure I'll get better! Heavier than I expected as I put it on my little Sony A6000. A bit bulky.

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    DB
    04/03/2021
    diane B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    DKB- Lensbaby 28

    The lens is fabulous. Close up- 2” is unbelievably sharp.

    DK
    04/02/2021
    Dena K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love my Velvet 28 !

    I really love the soft feel and the focal length of this lens! Dreamy macro and close ups along with unique landscape and street shots ... so in love with this lens !

    PM
    03/31/2021
    Pablo M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great Lens

    It's a really good lens, as all the products from Lensbaby. I'm still getting used to it, however, the results have been amazing. It has a great performance in portraits and it gives a beautiful bokeh effect, plus the minimum focus distance that allows me to do great macro photos. The only thing is that, when I got it, the size is a little bit larger than it seems in the picture, it also happened with another lens, but I think it's because of the mirrorless sensor.

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    Velvet 28

    Color
    Silver Edition
    Black
    Mount

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