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!
© 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."
I haven't tested the optical performance, but on my Nikon D750, the problem is to set the aperture, as the pop-up flash sits right above the aperture ring. Lensbaby needs to give this lens electrical connection with the camera in order to convey exif data such as max- and actual aperture, as well as focal length. Otherwise you need to make a note for each frame, which is ...Cumbersome!
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!
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