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.
© Kimberly Walla
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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!
© Anne Belmont
"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."
The Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a wonderful and creative addition to my floral photography! So very happy with my new baby!
I love the film and velvety glow this lens gives my documentary and nature work! It's my favorite to use when there is mist or fog -- it really makes the fog that much more dreamy.
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