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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

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.

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
4.9 Based on 45 Reviews
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KL
02/23/2021
Kathleen L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excited

I haven’t had a chance yet, but am getting ready to take it on vacation. If it performs as well as the Velvet 85, I’ll be extremely happy.

A Lensbaby Customer
MB
01/13/2021
Melissa B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Unique and Versatile!

The Velvet 28 has become my go-to lens when I am heading out for a hike or a nature walk! This lens offers a wide angle to capture sweeping landscapes, and when I want to get in close I simply rotate the barrel of the lens resulting in a 1:2 macro lens. This lens really shines at f/2.8 introducing a luscious, velvety glow! I highly recommend this lens for anyone who wants to add a bit of magic to their images.

KL
01/07/2021
Kristine L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Waited a long time to buy...

Was worth it with the winter sale advantage. Thrilled to have this lens, seems like a bit of a learning curve over the velvet 56. Have taken a few fun shots taken with the omni system as well. The only thing I would warn Sony mirrorless users about is this lens is big and quite heavy for a long day out shooting. Excited about what potential lies ahead with this gem.

DH
12/26/2020
Daniel H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fine Art Lens

After shooting for the most precise hard edge focus this lens completely frees me of that. I find myself concentrating on the subtle variations in color and how they blend and interact in a more abstract way. The velvety glow is ever mesmerizing, color or black and white. Also it makes a fine close up lens, stopped down the image is sharp and well defined.

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CT
12/25/2020
Christi T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
So in love!

Amazing results for creamy, dreamy landscapes!

New

Velvet 28

Color
Silver Edition
Black
Mount

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