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!
Its beautiful ! I have been out more with the camera over the last week because of this bad boy ! Love it.
This is a great lens and very easy to use.
Overall, I'm thrilled with Velvet 56. I removed it from the box and immediately started shooting with it. The first two shots were okay. By the third shot I had captured an incredibly ethereal image of a butterfly floating around the bloom of a Chaste tree. Absolutely beautiful. All created in camera. This lens is amazing.