The perfect portrait lens - Velvet 85 captures your frame in a layer of tack-sharp detail overlaid with radiant velvety glow.
"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!"
"One of the things I love most about this lens is how the beautiful glow and blur makes every frame interesting and emotional."
"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."
"A nice look that lends images a dreamlike element of fantasy, with just enough detail to keep the subject well defined. "
I really like this lens for it's capabilities. Colors, bockeh and blure effects are just things that you do not find on other type of lens. I was reading lots of comments on Internet and find a lot of informations presenting this lens as a toy. It's really not thrue! The pictures results are simply professionals and having access to a new world of possibillities. Photography is for me a manner to have FUN! and making esthetical phots. I fount this and more, the Lensbaby community is very inclusive and very dynamic. Technically, this is a manual focus lens but it is not a problem. You just take your time for having a nice picture. Just taking time. Can you imagine. Taking time. I love the concept :)