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.
I use my Lensbaby Velvet 56 as much as any lens I own. I love it's macro abilities, as well as the ability to take super sharp images, or dreamy, velvet-like photos.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 has earned a permanent place in my camera bag. Whether I'm going for a soft, ethereal glow in a flower shot or an intimate examination of petals and stamen, it's my go-to. The effects of the Velvet 56 are impossible to replicate in post processing software, and the excitement of doing precisely what I want in-camera isn't comparable to any other photographic high. It's also fabulous for portrait work and shooting black and white scenes of cemetery stones or old trains.
I have been playing and self-teaching with my Velvet 56 for about 9 months now and I have definitely improved. I love the effects I can get with this lens, especially with pics of flowers, leaves and close up nature!! I still need to master landscapes and seascapes....practice, practice, practice and hopefully a class soon!! Love my other Lensbaby lenses too and have classes scheduled- definitely need to play with my others more but need some help!! So far this is my favorite Lensbaby but definitely want to expand and improve my horizons.
I've always admired a particular style of flower photography. When I realised that many of them were taken with a LensBaby I bought the Velvet 56 - and haven't looked back since then. Having this lens and trying it out in different situations has really got my creative juices going, something I have been trying to achieve for a long time. My photography has also become more curious. I look at a situation and wonder how it would look through the Velvet 56 lens. I expect I'll be buying the Sweet next.
I saw this at the Photography Show recently and after having a demo and seeing some of the images it could create - I bought it! Manual focus is something that I'm not very good at but decided that it would help me get better shots if I had to take my time. Great little lens and I am really enjoying practising with it.
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