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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.
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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 tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of spectacular, velvety glow, or make crisp images with little to no effect.

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
Lens hood only included with mirrorless lenses.

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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
Lens hood only included with mirrorless lenses.

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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    05/10/2022
    I. Anthony Owings
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Much better than expected.

    I have the Velvet 85 for M4/3 and just love it. I had been wanting something wider and decided to go full opposite. I love how close I can get and how well the Velvet effect gives that ethereal water color look to images. The 85 has a sweet spot, when distances are in that zone, the Velvet effect shines. So far, the 28 seems to apply it well at all distances, you just don’t get that background compression (to be expected). I find my 85mm inspires me to go for impressionistic shots, while the 28 has me seeking water color.

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    03/14/2022
    James m.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    why I like the velvet

    Excellent. It is very versatile. I have the other two and this one seems to create a more artistic image. I originally thought the 85 was the best but you can’t compare two lenses with such different focal lengths. However, I have produced two magical flower images with it, and have been experimenting with landscape images.

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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.
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