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

New

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

 

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    M
    05/19/2020
    mandyw@elberton.net
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 28

    This is my fourth Lensbaby and I am just as much in love with this lens as I was my first Velvet 56. Nice to have a landscape option as well as macro. Keep up the hard work LensBaby Team!!!

    VM
    05/13/2020
    Vincent M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Lens Baby Velvet 28

    I've had the lens baby for a few weeks now and am still learning and experimenting with the lens. The effects I've gotten so far are very pleasing and quite different. This lens is very versatile and has a lot of potential for many different applications, landscapes, still life's, macro, etc. I'm excited to continue to experiment and capture with this gem of a lens.

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    BB
    05/12/2020
    Belinda B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 28

    Great packaging and extra goodies included. Arrived quickly. Beautiful lens.

    JM
    05/09/2020
    John M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Gotta Love the Velvet 28

    Okay, I'm very partial to Lensbaby lenses, so no surprise I love the Lensbaby Velvet 28. With its close focusing, the lens has become a go to lens for shots of wildflowers. Sure, I can and do take photos with high resolution sensors coupled with superlatively sharp lenses, but nothing has the magic of a Lensbaby lens.

    Lensbaby Velvet 28 Review
    JE
    05/09/2020
    Jean E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 24

    Am having fun with this lens. Wide angle is new for me, lens is opening new vistas.

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