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."
It has been fantastic to use. Very artistic pictures.
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.
Really love pictures from this lens. Sadly, I had to return it. I am a disabled senior lady. Unfortunately, it was just too big and heavy for me to be able to use it.
As a sports and real estate photographer I was totally skeptical about this strange looking and extremely affordable lens! I decided to participate in a macro course and the teacher recommended it. Ok, worth a try. This is the least expensive lens I have ever purchased. I received from LensBaby with in 3 days. Its great quality, solid and nice to wirk with. There is something freeing about using this lens. It was fun. This lens got me to discover, experience, slowdown and see.
Very easy to use, like the results
The first two weeks of using the Lensbaby velvet 56 on my Sony a6500 has been a learning but enjoyable experience. Love the soft glow effect obtained when using it at f2 to around f4.5. One feature that would be great to have with this lens would be a zoom capability when setting up to take a still life picture or even landscape settings. This would be helpful to us seniors who don’t have the best eye site in our years.
Still getting used to the range of options in using this lens, but having a lot of fun doing so.
My new ‘baby has only been in my hands for a couple of days, but I can tell it’s going to become one of my go to lenses! Absolutely worth the long wait, delayed by COVID.... shocker! Huge shout out to all at Lensbaby for keeping me informed!