LENSBABY Velvet 56mm LTD

LENSBABY Velvet 56mm LTD

LENSBABY Velvet 56mm LTD

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Features

  • Limited Edition lens
  • Portrait-length 56mm focal length
  • Fast f/1.6 maximum aperture offers extensive control over selective focus and shallow depth of field
  • Fast f/1.6 maximum aperture offers extensive control over selective focus and shallow depth of field
  • Softness can be controlled by stopping-down the lens

Reminiscent of classic 20th-century lenses, the LENSBABY Velvet 56mm LTD - Canon EF 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 silver metal barrel with copper-anodized accents, 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 unique velvety image quality, the Velvet 56mm f/1.6 is a versatile tool that marries classical looks with contemporary control.

Additionally, this Limited Edition comes packaged in a hand-crafted wooden box made in the USA.


Key Features of the LENSBABY Velvet 56mm LTD - Canon EF

  • Limited Edition lens features a clear anodized coating, silver-coloured metal barrel with copper-anodized accents, and engraved aperture and focus markings. This edition also comes packaged in a hand-crafted wooden box that is made in the USA.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • MPN - LBV56LEDC
  • GTIN - 850366006273
Focal Length 56mm, Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 89.6 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.6, Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor, APS-C
Minimum Focus Distance 12.70 cm
Magnification 0.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Elements/Groups 4/3
Image Stabilization None
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar None
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (Diam. x L) Approx. 7.2 x 8.53 cm
Weight 0.5kg