Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6

Lens Summary

Brand: Lensbaby

Also Known As: Lensbaby Velvet 56

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha, Sony FE

Release Date: 2015-04-07

MSRP Price: $499.95

Made in: China

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Reminiscent of classic 20th century lenses, the Nikon F mount Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens from Lensbaby produces a uniquely soft, glowing image quality that is well-suited to making expressive and ethereal portraits. The overall softness can be controlled by stopping down the lens while still retaining the smooth tonality of a soft focus lens. Compatible with FX image sensors, this slightly longer-than-normal focal length pairs with the fast f/1.6 maximum aperture to excel in difficult lighting and achieve a shallow depth of field with controllable sharpness. Additionally, for increased creative versatility, the lens also offers a 1:2 maximum magnification and a minimum working distance of 5" for macro shooting. Housed within a black metal barrel, this lens also features smooth, dampened manual focus control to further benefit creative flexibility. Consistent with Lensbaby's aim of purveying selective focus capabilities and a unique velvety image quality, the Velvet 56mm f/1.6 is a versatile tool that marries classical looks with contemporary control.


Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length56mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha, Sony FE
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:2
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximum Aperturef/1.6
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements4
Lens Groups3
Nano CoatingNo
Anti-Reflective CoatingNo
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Silent Wave / UltraSonic MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.12m
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions86 x 72mm
Weight400g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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