Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Sony A (Black)

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Sony A (Black)

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Sony A (Black)

B&H # LEV56SONYA MFR # LBV56BS
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Product Highlights

  • A Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.6 to f/16
  • Singlet-Doublet-Singlet Optical Design
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Inspired by Classic Portrait Lenses
  • 1:2 Magnification, 5" Working Distance
  • Manual Focus and Exposure Control
  • All-Metal Lens Barrel
  • Filter Thread: 62mm
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Color: Black

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Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 overview

  • 1Description

Reminiscent of classic 20th century lenses, the Sony A 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 84mm 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.
UPC: 850366006068
In the Box
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Sony A (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 specs

    Focal Length 56mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 84mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.6
    Minimum: f/16
    Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility Full-frame or APS-C
    Minimum Focus Distance 5" / 12.7 cm (working distance, from front of lens)
    Maximum Magnification 1:2
    Elements/Groups 4 elements in 3 groups
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread 62 mm
    Dimensions (Ø x L) 3.4 x 2.8" / 86 x 72 mm
    Weight 14.1 oz / 400 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 4.2 x 4.1"

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