Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens

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Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Inspired by Classic Portrait Lenses
  • 1:2 Magnification, 24cm Working Distance
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm

The Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 Lens for Sony E produces a mid-20th century-inspired image quality that is well-suited to portraiture.

Characterized by a smooth, glowing aesthetic, this lens's softness can be controlled by stopping down in order to produce a range of effects from soft and dreamy to sharper and crunchier at smaller apertures. A 12-blade diaphragm also contributes to the lens's aesthetic and helps to produce a smooth bokeh quality to suit shallow depth of field imagery. Additionally, the manual focus design affords a working distance of 9.5" with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2 to benefit working with close-up subjects.


Key Features of the Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 Lens for Sony E

  • Short telephoto portrait-length lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however, it can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture affords greater control over depth of field for working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
  • Inspired by classic portrait lenses from the mid-20th century, this lens is designed to produce an ethereal glowing quality with soft, smooth tonality that is well-suited to portraiture.
  • 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 working distance of 24cm along with a 1:2 reproduction ratio suits working with close-up subjects.
  • Manual focus design with a smooth dampened focusing movement is complemented by engraved focus distance indicators.
  • A 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality that is ideal for selective focus imagery.

Velvety Glow

Add as much or as little glow effect as you like by simply changing the aperture.

Up Close

Get closer than you thought possible with exceptional 1:2 macro capabilities & close focus distance.

Soulful Portraits

Compression & buttery smooth bokeh create the ideal 85mm portrait lens.


  • MPN - LBV85X
  • GTIN - 850366006839
Focal Length 85mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Mount Sony E
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance 9.5" / 24.13 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Diaphragm Blades 12
Focus Type Manual Focus
Image Stabilization None
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 2.99 x 5.04" / 76 x 128 mm
Weight 1.42 lb / 643.5 g