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

Features

  • 28mm
  • f/2.5 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

28mm

f/2.5

2"

DSLR, Mirrorless, and Micro 4/3rds Only

Manual

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67mm

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8 multi-coated glass elements, in 7 groups

2.85 x 2.85 x 2.5 in

16oz

*Due to high demand mirrorless Velvet 28 lenses shipping time is slightly delayed. We expect that mirrorless lenses with ship within 7-10 business days.

Color
Silver Edition
Black
Mount

Focal Length

28mm

Aperture

f/2.5

Effect

Velvet

Get Your Glow On

© Loch Lomond


Velvety Glow


Add as much or as little glow effect as you like by simply changing the aperture.

© Rachel Shomsky

© Kaela Elliott

Up Close


Get closer than you thought possible with exceptional 1:2 macro capabilities & close focus distance.

The Big Picture


Built with landscape, adventure, travel, street photographers & videographers in mind - capture more of any scene with this 28mm lens.

© Lauren Bramlett


SHOOT EXTRAORDINARY


“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

 

Customer Reviews
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    TK
    12/03/2020
    thomas k.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 28 stands out

    As a long time Canon photographer and recent Olympus MFT convert, I have shot with the standard wide, telephoto and normal lenses for over forty years. Having seen results for several photographers, I needed to get similar images. My velvet 28 is as smooth as silk! Love the beautiful results!

    KD
    12/03/2020
    Kathleen D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Lensbaby velvet 28

    I wasn’t sure how I would like the 28 as the velvet 56 is my favorite lens ever! I really love the velvet 28 but for different reasons! I love the wide angle view as well as the dreaminess. It also doubles as a macro which is great!

    Lensbaby Velvet 28 Review
    VG
    12/01/2020
    Vivian G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvety glow with the Velvet 28

    I recently bought the Velvet 28 and took it to an outdoor train museum. I managed to take the most amazing photographs. They all have that dreamy nostalgic feel to them which was great for I what was photographing - old 1930s and 40s trains. I then took my Velvet 28 to a botanical garden and did a few landscape shots. I was able to get tack sharp imagines as well as imagines with the velvet effect. It was in the middle of day and with the Florida sun, it was a bit much to go to 2.5, but it still worked great when I went to 4. The lens is extremely well made and solid unlike many of the other more expensive auto focus lenses I own that are made out of plastic. The Velvet 28, along with the all Lensbaby lenses I own, has brought me so much joy and taken my creativity to another level.

    Lensbaby Velvet 28 Review
    A Lensbaby Customer
    SL
    11/27/2020
    Summer L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Lensbaby Velvet 28

    First, doing business with Lensbaby is always a pleasure! They are trustworthy with quality products, and every so often a great sale. I love all the lenses I've gotten at Lensbaby and I especially love this V28, since I can get close ups as well as wide angle shots, with a nice soft velvety look, or a more defined look. There is, of course a leaning curve and I have a LOT to learn, but the potential of these manual "art" lenses is limitless and i'm looking forward to a lot of fun with this lens!

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    GG
    11/27/2020
    Geoff G.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 28

    Another beautiful Lensbaby lens to add to my collection. So smooth and easy to use to get that unmistakable velvet glow !

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    Color
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    Black
    Mount

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