Video: Lensbaby Velvet 56 Quick Look
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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.
Shawn C. Steiner
5 years ago
Quick start Guide
|Focal Length||56mm\nComparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 84mm|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/1.6\nMinimum: f/16|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format Compatibility||FX or DX|
|Minimum Focus Distance||5" / 12.7 cm (working distance, from front of lens)|
|Elements/Groups||4 elements in 3 groups|
|Filter Thread||62 mm|
|Dimensions (Ø x L)||3.4 x 2.8" / 86 x 72 mm|
|Weight||14.1 oz / 400 g|