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Advice, tips & tricks and more to  help you get the most out of your Lensbaby.

Each week we share our five favorite photos from your submissions & social shares.

GET INSPIRED & LEARN FROM OTHER CREATIVES

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

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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.



FEATURES

  • 85mm focal length
  • f/1.8 aperture
  • Velvet effect
  • 1:2 macro capability
  • Lens compression due to longer focal length

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

85mm

f/1.8

9.5"

APS-C and Full Frame

Manual

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67mm

12

4 Elements/ 3 Groups

3.5" (8.9cm) high x 3" (7.6cm) wide

18.7oz

COMPATIBILITY 


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IN THE NEWS


"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

 


"An elegantly constructed lens that's fun and creative to use."

 

-Lori Grunin

"Almost nothing on the market will give you colors like this."

 

-Chris Gampat


"A lovely effect for portraits, softening skin, obscuring blemishes, and giving your subject an ethereal glow."

 

-Jim Fisher

"A nice look that lends images a dreamlike element of fantasy, with just enough detail to keep the subject well defined. "

 

-Daven Mathies


LEARN WHAT YOU CAN CREATE WITH THE VELVET 85

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4.8 Based on 64 Reviews
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    A Lensbaby Customer
    GG
    04/15/2020
    Gail G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Learning and Playing

    I am having a little learning curve going manual, but in no way view that as a negative.

    Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review
    TG
    07/28/2021
    Tate G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Excited to buy the Velvet 85!

    I have had the best time learning how to use the Velvet 85! I bought it for flowers but I have tried skies, landscapes, portraits, architecture, etc. I am loving it! I am already thinking that I will tell Santa to bring me another Lensbaby - maybe the Composer Pro!

    Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review
    KT
    06/01/2021
    Karen T.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 85

    Overall I love this lens but I have a Nikon 750 and it covers your view of the top of the lens so it is almost impossible to see what fstop you are set at. Obviously auto focus would be sweet as well. I do love the dreamy effect on floral photography.

    KT
    06/01/2021
    Karen T.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 85

    Overall I love this lens but I have a Nikon 750 and it covers your view of the top of the lens so it is almost impossible to see what fstop you are set at. Obviously auto focus would be sweet as well. I do love the dreamy effect on floral photography.

    GF
    05/23/2021
    Gabe F.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    The beautiful Velvet world

    Love the feel of images that come from the Velvet 85 - easy to control depth of field make creating different images from the same subject nearly limitless.

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