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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.

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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.

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(Refurbished) Velvet 56

A manual focus portrait lens from Lensbaby that's dreamy and delicate — or tack sharp and subtly vintage at 56mm.

Look into Refurbished Velvet 56 for a vision of the world you’ve never seen before. With a buttery smooth, vintage glow at wide apertures, you’ll create rich, dreamy, and intricate images—perfect for everything from magical macro scenes to intimate, soulful portraits.

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This product has been thoroughly tested and is working order.

Please note that there may be very minor cosmetic changes.

All sales are final. No Refund or Exchange.

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Color
Black
Silver Edition
Limited Edition
Mount

Focal Length

56mm

Aperture

f/1.6

Effect

Velvet


Velvety Glow


Add as much or as little glow effect as you like by simply changing the aperture.

© Kimberly Walla

© Pauline Putt

Up Close


Get closer than you thought possible with 1:2 macro capability & close focus distance.

Exceptional Versatility


An adaptable 56mm focal length for environmental portraits, still life, street scenes, macro and more!

© Anne Belmont



In Review

"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

 

A Best-Seller For A Reason


In The Media

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

 

-Jim Fisher


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

 

-Kyle Ford


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

 

-Joe Farace

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

 

-Bill Roberson


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Customer Reviews
4.5 Based on 6 Reviews
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    SJ
    09/09/2020
    Silvia J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Velvet56

    Having great fun using this lens. You also sent me a filter to play with (much appreciated) and a plastic square, a piece I cannot figure out how to use.

    CF
    09/06/2020
    Carol F.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Immaculate condition!

    This lens has added a new level of creativity for my photography. I love it even more because of the savings on purchasing it as refurbished. It was very easy to adapt to and I received rave reviews from photos from my first attempt. I have never purchased a refurbished camera item before but I have no regrets with this purchase. Love this Lensbaby Lens and hope to add more to my collection.

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    RW
    05/27/2020
    Randy W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Lensbaby Velvet 56

    Very challenging and invigorating at the same time. This lens opens up creative opportunities, first learning what the lens does then, how can I use it to make unique Images Really opened the “what if” door. I’m addicted to using this lens.

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    JT
    05/25/2020
    Joyce T.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Referb velvet 56

    Still getting to know the velvet 56 & how to approach settings for desired looks. Having a sprained foot is hampering my using the lens as often as I would like. Having said that I am quite excited to have it. looking forward to photo outings with the velvet 56, my dreamy adventures awaite.

    Lensbaby (Refurbished) Velvet 56 Review
    DJ
    05/08/2020
    Debra J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Fun lens

    Ordering my lens on website was quick and easy. I ordered a refurbished and received an absolutely perfect lens. It has been run to learn and use. Photos using it are amazing. I recommend this lens to anyone who wants to take their photography up a notch.

    (Refurbished) Velvet 56

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