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Lensbaby Velvet 56 In All Its Ethereal Glory

Lensbaby is embracing the hazy, soft glow of mid-20th century portrait lenses and giving them a modern twist with their Lensbaby Velvet 56mm lens.

|  Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 1:2 Macro in Interchangeable Lenses
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Earlier this month, Lensbaby introduced a lens which they say gives a modern twist to a timeless classic, giving photographers the opportunity to capture images that 'evokes the ethereal look and build of a classic portrait lens'. 

The lens they're gushing about is the Lensbaby Velvet 56 with its bright aperture, macro ability and creative effects that make it a rather unique package wrapped up in either a traditional black outer casing or an eye-catching special silver edition. 

We recently put the Lensbaby Velvet 56 to the test and you can see some of the images we captured with the lens, alongside a short film captured by Lensbaby showcasing images taken with this new 56mm f/1.6 manual portrait lens below. 

 

Lensbaby Velvet 56 Short Film

 

Lensbaby Velvet 56 Sample Images 

Macro Grass | 1/1000 sec | ISO 100
 

1/400 sec | 56.0 mm | ISO 100
 

1/125 sec | 56.0 mm | ISO 100
 

At maximum aperture, the hazy effect is at its strongest, although sharp details can be made out through the fog | 1/1250 sec | f/1.6 | 56.0 mm | ISO 100
 

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