Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 has been fully tested and serviced by our team of camera experts and works like new. There are some signs of previous use, but what fun is a rental if you don’t use it? Any signs of previous use are minor and superficial and there are no notable marks or scratches. All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can see for yourself (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product). Includes: front and rear lens caps and user manuals.

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Reminiscent of classic 20th century lenses, the Canon EF 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 full-frame 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.

Portrait-length 56mm focal length is compatible with full-frame format sensors as well as APS-C format sensors, where it will provide an 89.6mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.6 maximum aperture offers extensive control over selective focus and shallow depth of field, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
The unique singlet-doublet-singlet lens design renders imagery with a soft, smooth, and glowing image quality reminiscent of mid-20th century portrait lenses.
Softness can be controlled by stopping-down the lens: when stopped-down to f/16, the image exhibits a smooth quality with greater central sharpness.
A 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and 5" minimum working distance enable working with close-up subjects.
Black all-metal lens barrel with engraved aperture and focus markings.
Manual focus design with a smooth, dampened focusing movement is complemented by engraved focus distance indicators.
Manual exposure control requires stop-down metering and manual setting of the aperture.
Focal Length 56mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 89.6mm
Focal Length 56mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format
Focal Length: 89.6mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.6
Minimum: f/16
Aperture Range Maximum: f/1.6
Minimum: f/16
Mount Type Canon EF
Camera Mount Canon EF
Format Compatibility Full-frame or APS-C
Minimum Focus Distance 12.7 cm (working distance, from front of lens)
Lens Format Full-frame or APS-C
Maximum Magnifications 1:2
Minimum Focusing Distance 5“ / 12.7 cm (working distance, from front of lens)
Elements/Groups 4 elements in 3 groups
Autofocus No
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions 86 x 72 mm
Groups 3
Weight 14.1 / 400
Filter Size 62 mm
Elements 4
Dimensions (DxL) 3.4 x 2.8“ / 86 x 72 mm
Weight 400
Focal Length 56mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 89.6mm
Dimensions(DxL) 86 x 72 mm
Weight 400 g
Filter Thread Size 62 mm
Autofocus No
Aperture Maximum: f/1.6
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility Full-frame or APS-C
Minimum Focus Distance 12.7 cm (working distance, from front of lens)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Optical Design 4 elements in 3 groups