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.


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.


Pro Kit with Velvet 85, Burnside 35 & Twist 60

Everything you need to shoot like a pro! Step up your game with the Pro Kit featuring the Velvet 85, Burnside 35 and Twist 60.



  • Get three of our favorite stand-alone lenses
  • Includes Velvet 85;
  • Burnside 35;
  • & Twist 60



Creative Effect

Optic Swap Compatible

Focal Length


Minimum Focusing Distance

Format Compatibility

Focus Type

Angle of View

Angle of Tilt

Filter Threads

Diaphragm Blades

Elements/ Groups



Velvet 85: Soft & Glowy; Burnside 35: Swirl with adjustable vignette; Twist 60: Twisty bokeh


Velvet 85: 85mm; Burnside 35: 35mm; Twist 60: 60mm

Velvet 85: f/1.8; Burnside 35: f/2.8; Twist 60: f/2.5

Velvet 85: 9”; Burnside 35: 6”; Twist 60: 18”

Recommended for Full Frame




Velvet 85: 67mm; Burnside 35: 62mm; Twist 60: 46mm

Velvet 85: 12 Blades; Burnside 35: 6 Blades + 8 for Vignette; Twist 60: 12 Blades

Velvet 85:4 Elements/ 3 Groups; Burnside 35: 6 elements/ 4 groups; Twist 60: 4 elements/ 3 groups

15 in (38cm) x 12 (30.5 cm) in x 5 in



Focal Length

Velvet 85: 85mm; Burnside 35: 35mm; Twist 60: 60mm


Velvet 85: f/1.8; Burnside 35: f/2.8; Twist 60: f/2.5


Velvet & Swirl

Velvet 85

Capture your frame in a layer of tack-sharp detail overlaid with radiant velvety glow.

© Josefien Hoekstra

© Joe Porter

Burnside 35

Get Petzval-style swirly bokeh, adjustable vignette & vibrant color rendition.

Twist 60

Make your subject pop by surrounding them in twisty bokeh & subtle vignette.

© Cristina Venedict

In Review

"One of the things I love most about this lens is how the beautiful glow and blur makes every frame interesting and emotional. The textures and movement seem enhanced by the velvety tones and ethereal atmosphere."

Holly Awaad


"I was really impressed with the color rendition of the Burnside 35 for still life. I could really use these images straight from the camera."

Janet Broughton


"The Twist 60 creates lovely swirly looking shots and it’s in a modern, easy to use housing that weights practically nothing."

Jake Hicks


Step Up Your Game With The Pro Kit

In The Media

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


-Jim Fisher

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


-Kyle Ford

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


-Joe Farace

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


-Bill Roberson

Pro Kit with Velvet 85, Burnside 35 & Twist 60


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