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.
Add as much or as little glow effect as you like by simply changing the aperture.
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Get closer than you thought possible with 1:2 macro capability & close focus distance.
An adaptable 56mm focal length for environmental portraits, still life, street scenes, macro and more!
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"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."
"A solid, beautiful piece of camera hardware with more than one trick up its sleeve."
"The kind of portrait lens that the more you use it the more uses you will find for it."
"Lensbaby's Velvet 56 lens makes everything gorgeous."
I am a Fine Art Flower Photographer. I wanted to experiment with hazy, creamy, soft almost like a poetic look of flower and after some research I ended up to reading about Lensbaby and after seeing some of the photographs taken by Velvet 56 I thought it's exactly what I want. I immediately bought it and since i got it I haven't put it down. I'm loving to play with it! You soon see tons of images with this lens on my Instagram!
The lens is high quality, and does what it was designed to do. There is a learning curve with it, in deciding what subjects are appropriate, and then experimenting. I think this has given me a new challenge, to look at my photography differently. I enjoy working with manual focus-it slows me down and makes me consider what I am working toward, and how best to get there.
I haven't used it for a paid session yet but it is perfect for bringing out my creative side! It also forces me to slow down because it does not have auto focus which I actually really like! The images are so smooth and I've been able to take some really fun shots with it!
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