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Stories of the creatives behind the camera, as well as the amazing work they produce.

Watch Lensbaby shooters in action as they work through their creative process.

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 56

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.



FEATURES

  • 56mm focal length
  • f/1.6 aperture
  • Velvet effect
  • 1:2 macro capability

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

56mm

f/1.6

5"

APS-C and Full Frame

Manual

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62mm

9

4 Elements/ 3 Groups

3.34" (8.53cm) high x 2.8" (7.2cm) wide

14.46oz

COMPATIBILITY 


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Color
Silver Edition
Black
Mount

HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

REVIEWS



"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!"

Caroline Jensen

 

"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."

Kathleen Clemons

 


"Unlike any other lens that I've ever attached to a camera."

 

-Jim Fisher


"The kind of portrait lens that the more you use it the more uses you will find for it."

 

-Joe Farace


"A solid, beautiful piece of camera hardware with more than one trick up its sleeve."

 

-Kyle Ford


"Lensbaby's Velvet 56 lens makes everything gorgeous."

 

-Bill Roberson



LEARN WHAT YOU CAN CREATE WITH THE VELVET 56

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Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 77 Reviews
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EB
04/21/2020
Emily B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
So Impressed!

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.

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TE
04/16/2020
Tiffany E.
United States United States
I recommend this product
wonderful creative lens

I love the beautiful & dreamy effects you can create with this lens!

Lensbaby Velvet 56 Review
JM
02/10/2021
Jim M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Velvet 56

Still getting used to the range of options in using this lens, but having a lot of fun doing so.

A Lensbaby Customer
S
02/05/2021
sl4878@outlook.com
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love it!!

I love that the photos are so beautiful right out of the camera! Very little if any editing which I love - I don’t want to spend my time editing! Having so much fun!

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EB
01/29/2021
Eva B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Dreamy, tricky, sharp.

For the short time that I own this Lens baby and have the opportunity to play with it, my overall experience is very good.

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Velvet 56

Color
Silver Edition
Black
Mount

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