The perfect portrait lens - Velvet 85 captures your frame in a layer of tack-sharp detail overlaid with radiant velvety glow.
I was glad I watched a youtube video to see how to operate the lens. Although I have always used my Nikon D810 for macro photography I recently purchased a Sony A9ii and purchased Velvet 85 for my Sony as it has focus peaking. It took some getting used to since it's a manual focus and adjustable lens. Looking at my images on the back of the screen I probably would have thrown away half of them. I was told never to throw out images until I saw them on the computer. Boy am I glad that I didn't. I was truly blown away by some of the images I took at a local Botanical Gardens. I would definitely recommend this product and can't wait to go out and use it again!
Able to use it right out of the box. Easy to mount on my Nikon Z7 (so happy Lensbaby made this mount available for the Velvet 85). Very short learning curve: f/stops and manual focus easily managed. Even though it was very windy out, I was so anxious to try this lens that I went out and didn't even bother to use my tripod (though I am usually a tripod fanatic). Surprisingly, even though I had to wait patiently for times when the wind settled down a bit, my images were very clear, painterly, and focused on my intended focal point.
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