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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.

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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    NG
    08/24/2020
    Nataliejohnny123 G.
    United States United States
    Velvet 28

    Love the versatility of this lens.

    MR
    08/21/2020
    Margaret R.
    United States United States
    Lensbaby 28

    Absolutely love it! Great macro pics and landscape bundled in one. Good buy

    BC
    08/06/2020
    Barbara C.
    United States United States
    Oh, WOW!

    This fabulous lens is still pretty new to me but first impression is WOW. I bought it mainly to use with my 830nm Infrared converted Sony a6000 camera. I can dial in the perfect amount of glow with sharp details to perfect my IR images. The lens has great potential and is very versatile.

    JP
    06/25/2020
    Joel P.
    United States United States
    Tame The Clutter

    With this lens's macro feature I am able to tame the clutter of landscape/flower photography. The lens is hefty and just stiff enough as to not move the focus if bumped. I only wish the clicks when turning the aperture dial were more pronounced.

    SM
    06/04/2020
    Sherra M.
    United States United States
    So Much Fun!

    I am shooting both macro and landscapes. I am having so much fun! While I’m not where I want to be as far as skill goes with the 28, it’s a great learning experience. This lens hasn’t left my camera since I received it. The quality is high level

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