Our most popular art lens - the Velvet 56 adds ethereal mood to any scene with tack-sharp detail layered underneath edge-to-edge velvety glow effect.
"This lens will definitely do it for macro and nature photographers. The halation gives such a beautiful softness, yet dimension at the same time. It is truly magical. "
Victoria Hederer Bell
""I am IN LOVE with this lens! The thing that makes me most excited, and the reason I never want to take it off my camera, is the way it jumps from macro to far away shooting. I adore it!"
"If I had to choose just one lens to use for photographing flowers for the rest of my life, it would be my Lensbaby Velvet 56."
"Unlike any other lens that I've ever attached to a camera."
"The kind of portrait lens that the more you use it the more uses you will find for it."
"A solid, beautiful piece of camera hardware with more than one trick up its sleeve."
"Lensbaby's Velvet 56 lens makes everything gorgeous."
This lens is so fun. I adore the velvety feel. I've used it for portraits, some macro (which is brand new to me as a hobbyist and more fun than I ever dreamed!), and even some scenes and landscapes. Such a great purchase, such a fun and versatile lens.
I love the beautiful & dreamy effects you can create with this lens!
Very easy to use, like the results
I have been using it for a couple of days, and I love it already. I have studied videos on Youtube, and learned about the Lensbaby 56. It really redeemed my expectations! The only thing (not very important), I personally didn't like the silver version that I got.
The first two weeks of using the Lensbaby velvet 56 on my Sony a6500 has been a learning but enjoyable experience. Love the soft glow effect obtained when using it at f2 to around f4.5. One feature that would be great to have with this lens would be a zoom capability when setting up to take a still life picture or even landscape settings. This would be helpful to us seniors who don’t have the best eye site in our years.
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