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Velvet 28

Get your glow on with Lensbaby’s versatile new 28mm f/2.5 lens for photo and video! Built with landscape, adventure, travel and urban photography in mind, Velvet 28 turns every hour of shooting into the magic hour. Capture the sharpest details beneath a layer of spectacular, velvety glow, or capture crisp images with little to no effect.

 With Velvet 28, reativity meets clarity in a symphony of visual artistry. Unleash your photographic imagination with this unique and versatile lens that transcends the boundaries of traditional optics. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic hobbyist, the Lensbaby Velvet 28 is designed to elevate your photography to new heights.

Key Features:

  1. Velvet-Soft Focus: The Lensbaby Velvet 28 Lens is renowned for its distinctive, velvety and ethereal soft focus effect. This feature allows you to capture dreamlike, emotive images with a beautiful glow, creating a sense of timeless romance in your shots.

  2. 28mm Focal Length: Versatility meets excellence with the 28mm focal length, making the Velvet 28 ideal for a wide range of photography styles, from landscapes and portraits to street photography. This lens offers a unique perspective, ensuring every shot is a work of art.

  3. Exceptional Build Quality: Crafted with precision and durability in mind, the Lensbaby Velvet 28 boasts a robust and reliable build. The all-metal body ensures longevity and resilience, making it a reliable companion for your photographic adventures.

  4. Manual Focus Control: Take command of your creative vision with the manual focus control of the Lensbaby Velvet 28. This tactile and responsive feature empowers you to finely adjust your focus, providing unparalleled control over your composition.

  5. Aperture Control: The lens features a bright, fast maximum aperture that allows for stunning low-light performance and exceptional background blur. Take advantage of the f/2.8 - f/22 aperture range to achieve the perfect balance between subject and background.

  6. Macro Capability: Dive into the world of macro photography with the Lensbaby Velvet 28's impressive close-focusing abilities. Capture intricate details and explore new dimensions with this lens's macro capabilities, expanding your creative horizons.

  7. Universal Compatibility: The Lensbaby Velvet 28 is designed to fit a variety of camera mounts, ensuring compatibility with popular DSLRs and mirrorless camera systems. This versatility makes it an essential tool for photographers across different platforms.

Immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression with the Lensbaby Velvet 28 Lens – where innovation and creativity converge to redefine the boundaries of visual storytelling. Elevate your photography and leave a lasting impression with the magical, soft-focus allure of the Lensbaby Velvet 28.

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Get your glow on with Lensbaby’s versatile new 28mm f/2.5 lens for photo and video! Built with landscape, adventure, travel and urban photography in mind, Velvet 28 turns every hour of shooting into the magic hour. Capture the sharpest details beneath a layer of spectacular, velvety glow, or capture crisp images with little to no effect.

 With Velvet 28, reativity meets clarity in a symphony of visual artistry. Unleash your photographic imagination with this unique and versatile lens that transcends the boundaries of traditional optics. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic hobbyist, the Lensbaby Velvet 28 is designed to elevate your photography to new heights.

Key Features:

  1. Velvet-Soft Focus: The Lensbaby Velvet 28 Lens is renowned for its distinctive, velvety and ethereal soft focus effect. This feature allows you to capture dreamlike, emotive images with a beautiful glow, creating a sense of timeless romance in your shots.
  2. 28mm Focal Length: Versatility meets excellence with the 28mm focal length, making the Velvet 28 ideal for a wide range of photography styles, from landscapes and portraits to street photography. This lens offers a unique perspective, ensuring every shot is a work of art.
  3. Exceptional Build Quality: Crafted with precision and durability in mind, the Lensbaby Velvet 28 boasts a robust and reliable build. The all-metal body ensures longevity and resilience, making it a reliable companion for your photographic adventures.
  4. Manual Focus Control: Take command of your creative vision with the manual focus control of the Lensbaby Velvet 28. This tactile and responsive feature empowers you to finely adjust your focus, providing unparalleled control over your composition.
  5. Aperture Control: The lens features a bright, fast maximum aperture that allows for stunning low-light performance and exceptional background blur. Take advantage of the f/1.6-f/16 aperture range to achieve the perfect balance between subject and background.
  6. Macro Capability: Dive into the world of macro photography with the Lensbaby Velvet 28's impressive close-focusing abilities. Capture intricate details and explore new dimensions with this lens's macro capabilities, expanding your creative horizons.
  7. Universal Compatibility: The Lensbaby Velvet 28 is designed to fit a variety of camera mounts, ensuring compatibility with popular DSLRs and mirrorless camera systems. This versatility makes it an essential tool for photographers across different platforms.

Immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression with the Lensbaby Velvet 28 Lens – where innovation and creativity converge to redefine the boundaries of visual storytelling. Elevate your photography and leave a lasting impression with the magical, soft-focus allure of the Lensbaby Velvet 28.

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SPECS AND DETAILS:

Focal Length: 28mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 28 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/2.5 - 22
Minimum Focus Distance: 49mm (1.9in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
67mm filter threads
Focus type: Manual
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 75.4°; APS-C (1.5x): 53.7°; 4/3rds: 42.3°
Diaphragm Blades: 12
Elements/Groups: 8 elements / 7 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Focal Length: 28mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 28 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/2.5 - 22
Minimum Focus Distance: 49mm (1.9in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
67mm filter threads
Focus type: Manual
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 75.4°; APS-C (1.5x): 53.7°; 4/3rds: 42.3°
Diaphragm Blades: 12
Elements/Groups: 8 elements / 7 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective

WHY Velvet 28

“This is one of the most creatively versatile wide-angle lenses out there. From sweeping landscapes that are tack sharp when stopped down, to watercolor-like impressionistic images when wide open, and the close focus with macro capability, this lens never has to come off your camera when in comes to capturing the beauty around you.”
- RICO DEL SESTO

"Velvet 28 is an absolutely fantastic lens if you love artistic and painterly effects! I loved the texture and the blur it created and it fits my style so well"
- NICOLE WANG

"I really enjoyed shooting with the Velvet 28. I love that I am able to take a landscape shot and then turn around and take a macro photo because this lens is so versatile. And the bokeh you can get with this lens is beautiful!"
- KAELA ELLIOTT

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    EB
    01/07/2024
    Etan B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    My Velvet 28 is great

    The great thing about this lens is that you can set it to f 8 and use it as a standard lens, then change the aperture to dial in creamy bokeh and dreamy light. The only negative is that the mount on the Sony version is a bit wobbly.

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    MK
    12/26/2023
    Martin K.
    Australia
    I recommend this product

    A Real Softie

    Spherical aberration caused the soft glow in vintage lenses and has been designed out in many modern lenses, except for Lensbaby lenses. The Velvets are the softies and the Velvet 28 more so than the 56 or 85. That said the lens does get sharp enough and is a gem for landscape images near dawn or dusk.

    Velvet 28

    Get your glow on with Lensbaby’s versatile new 28mm f/2.5 lens for photo and video! Built with landscape, adventure, travel and urban photography in mind, Velvet 28 turns every hour of shooting into the magic hour. Capture the sharpest details beneath a layer of spectacular, velvety glow, or capture crisp images with little to no effect.

     With Velvet 28, reativity meets clarity in a symphony of visual artistry. Unleash your photographic imagination with this unique and versatile lens that transcends the boundaries of traditional optics. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic hobbyist, the Lensbaby Velvet 28 is designed to elevate your photography to new heights.

    Key Features:

    1. Velvet-Soft Focus: The Lensbaby Velvet 28 Lens is renowned for its distinctive, velvety and ethereal soft focus effect. This feature allows you to capture dreamlike, emotive images with a beautiful glow, creating a sense of timeless romance in your shots.

    2. 28mm Focal Length: Versatility meets excellence with the 28mm focal length, making the Velvet 28 ideal for a wide range of photography styles, from landscapes and portraits to street photography. This lens offers a unique perspective, ensuring every shot is a work of art.

    3. Exceptional Build Quality: Crafted with precision and durability in mind, the Lensbaby Velvet 28 boasts a robust and reliable build. The all-metal body ensures longevity and resilience, making it a reliable companion for your photographic adventures.

    4. Manual Focus Control: Take command of your creative vision with the manual focus control of the Lensbaby Velvet 28. This tactile and responsive feature empowers you to finely adjust your focus, providing unparalleled control over your composition.

    5. Aperture Control: The lens features a bright, fast maximum aperture that allows for stunning low-light performance and exceptional background blur. Take advantage of the f/2.8 - f/22 aperture range to achieve the perfect balance between subject and background.

    6. Macro Capability: Dive into the world of macro photography with the Lensbaby Velvet 28's impressive close-focusing abilities. Capture intricate details and explore new dimensions with this lens's macro capabilities, expanding your creative horizons.

    7. Universal Compatibility: The Lensbaby Velvet 28 is designed to fit a variety of camera mounts, ensuring compatibility with popular DSLRs and mirrorless camera systems. This versatility makes it an essential tool for photographers across different platforms.

    Immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression with the Lensbaby Velvet 28 Lens – where innovation and creativity converge to redefine the boundaries of visual storytelling. Elevate your photography and leave a lasting impression with the magical, soft-focus allure of the Lensbaby Velvet 28.

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