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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 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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HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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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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.

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SB
02/12/2021
Shelley B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fun lens

I am enjoying the learning process with this lens. I love the dreamy images I am able to capture.

Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review
A Lensbaby Customer
SG
02/06/2021
Sarah G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
In love

I've followed Lensbaby for years but haven't ever made a purchase. Several people in a photography group I'm part of have been speaking non-stop about Lensbaby for a few months now. My love of the 85mm focal length and also macro photography led me to purchase the Velvet 85. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect and wasn't at all convinced that I'd love manual focus. I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a quality lens, well built and heavy, and surpassed my expectations given its price. I absolutely love the glowy, dreamy effect I can get at wider apertures, but also that I can stop down and get a tack sharp portrait. Learning manual focus along with the creative abilities of this lens have reignited my passion for photography. The macro capabilities are the icing on the cake. I can't say enough about this lens.

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TR
02/03/2021
Trevor R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Reignite that creative spark

Manual focus, manual exposure settings - not for everyone. But if, like me, your photography was getting into a bit of a rut and lacking inspiration this lens is a revelation, opening up a whole new world of impressionist and expressive imagery. Love it....

Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review
JC
01/30/2021
Jennifer C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Obsessed

This is my third Lensbaby and I couldn’t love it more! I wanted one for creative macros and it’s just perfect!

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Velvet 85

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