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Velvet 85

A manual focus portrait lens, the Velvet 85 can be both dreamy and delicate — or tack sharp and subtly vintage at 85mm.

Create soulful portraits with our Velvet 85 art lens. Compose impressionistic masterpieces with a velvety glow at bright apertures, straight out of camera. Use darker apertures to bypass glow and make images with a crisp, film-like aesthetic. 

Building on the strengths of our bestselling Velvet 56 lens, the Velvet 85 combines lustrous skin tones with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses. Use its macro capabilities to capture significant details with new life. 

The Velvet 85 design features a solid heft and smooth, dampened manual focus, making it perfect for creative self portrait photography.

 

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A manual focus portrait lens, the Velvet 85 can be both dreamy and delicate — or tack sharp and subtly vintage at 85mm.

Create soulful portraits with our Velvet 85 art lens. Compose impressionistic masterpieces with a velvety glow at bright apertures, straight out of camera. Use darker apertures to bypass glow and make images with a crisp, film-like aesthetic. 

Building on the strengths of our bestselling Velvet 56 lens, the Velvet 85 combines lustrous skin tones with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses. Use its macro capabilities to capture significant details with new life. 

The Velvet 85 design features a solid heft and smooth, dampened manual focus, making it perfect for creative self portrait photography.

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SPECS AND DETAILS:

Focal Length: 85mm
Focal Length: 85mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 85 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/1.8 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 230mm (9in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
67mm filter threads
Focus type: Manual
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 28.6°; APS-C (1.5x): 18.9°; 4/3rds: 14.5°
Diaphragm Blades: 12 curved
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 3 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective
Lens hood only included with mirrorless lenses.

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SPECS AND DETAILS

Focal Length: 85mm
Focal Length: 85mm
Primary Effect: Soft & Velvety (Velvet 85 installed)
Optic Swap Compatible: No
Aperture Range: f/1.8 - 16
Minimum Focus Distance: 230mm (9in)
Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
67mm filter threads
Focus type: Manual
Format Compatibility: 35mm Full Frame; APS-C; and 4/3rds Sensors
Camera Compatibility: SLR and MIL cameras
Diagonal Angle of View: Full Frame: 28.6°; APS-C (1.5x): 18.9°; 4/3rds: 14.5°
Diaphragm Blades: 12 curved
Elements/Groups: 4 elements / 3 group
Coating: Broadband multi coated anti-reflective
Lens hood only included with mirrorless lenses.

WHY Velvet 85

"This lens takes the magic provided by the Velvet 56 to another level. The longer focal length provides compression and the resulting background bokeh is just gorgeous, more blur to love!"
- Kathleen Clemons

"One of the things I love most about this lens is how the beautiful glow and blur makes every frame interesting and emotional."
- Holly Awaad

"The thing that stood out to me most was how flexible this was at a range of apertures. In a matter of seconds you have a dreamy, ethereal looking image and then a razor sharp portrait lens almost immediately."
- Jake Hicks

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    CJ
    05/21/2024
    Carolyn J.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Super fun lens!

    Great lens for dreamy ethereal photos. I love using it for flower pics. Great quality.

    SZ
    04/19/2024
    Sue Z.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Velvet 85 is the best for dreamy photos

    I am trying hard to learn the best way to use this wonderful lens. It is a beautiful built lens and very easy to understand how it works. The dreamy photos are lovely. I am using this with my Canon R5 and seem to have one issue with it. What I am seeing on my back screen is much darker than what the photo is when I download it. Sometimes it is so dark I struggle to see if it is in focus.

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    Velvet 85

    A manual focus portrait lens, the Velvet 85 can be both dreamy and delicate — or tack sharp and subtly vintage at 85mm.

    Create soulful portraits with our Velvet 85 art lens. Compose impressionistic masterpieces with a velvety glow at bright apertures, straight out of camera. Use darker apertures to bypass glow and make images with a crisp, film-like aesthetic. 

    Building on the strengths of our bestselling Velvet 56 lens, the Velvet 85 combines lustrous skin tones with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses. Use its macro capabilities to capture significant details with new life. 

    The Velvet 85 design features a solid heft and smooth, dampened manual focus, making it perfect for creative self portrait photography.

     

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