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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

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Velvet 56

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.



FEATURES

  • 56mm focal length
  • f/1.6 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

56mm

f/1.6

5"

APS-C and Full Frame

Manual

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62mm

9

4 Elements/ 3 Groups

3.34" (8.53cm) high x 2.8" (7.2cm) wide

14.46oz

COMPATIBILITY 


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Color
Silver Edition
Black
Mount

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REVIEWS



"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!"

Caroline Jensen

 

"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."

Kathleen Clemons

 


"Unlike any other lens that I've ever attached to a camera."

 

-Jim Fisher


"The kind of portrait lens that the more you use it the more uses you will find for it."

 

-Joe Farace


"A solid, beautiful piece of camera hardware with more than one trick up its sleeve."

 

-Kyle Ford


"Lensbaby's Velvet 56 lens makes everything gorgeous."

 

-Bill Roberson



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Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 84 Reviews
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    EB
    04/21/2020
    Emily B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    So Impressed!

    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.

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    TE
    04/16/2020
    Tiffany E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    wonderful creative lens

    I love the beautiful & dreamy effects you can create with this lens!

    Lensbaby Velvet 56 Review
    AR
    07/09/2021
    Ann R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love pictures from this lens

    Really love pictures from this lens. Sadly, I had to return it. I am a disabled senior lady. Unfortunately, it was just too big and heavy for me to be able to use it.

    JM
    06/19/2021
    Jennifer M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love my Velvet 56

    I am having so much fun getting used to my Velvet 56. I love it! Been shooting a lot of flowers.

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    PJ
    04/23/2021
    Pam J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvet 56 - total surprise!

    As a sports and real estate photographer I was totally skeptical about this strange looking and extremely affordable lens! I decided to participate in a macro course and the teacher recommended it. Ok, worth a try. This is the least expensive lens I have ever purchased. I received from LensBaby with in 3 days. Its great quality, solid and nice to wirk with. There is something freeing about using this lens. It was fun. This lens got me to discover, experience, slowdown and see.

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    Velvet 56

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