Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Pentax K (Black)

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Pentax K (Black)

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Pentax K (Black)

B&H # LEV56PENTAXK MFR # LBV56BP
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Product Highlights

  • K 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 Pentax K 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: 850366006075

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 Pentax K
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
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Package Weight 1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 4.2 x 4.1"

Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 reviews

Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Pentax K (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Difficult to use in a hurry I like to take candid portraits and this lens takes some time to use. Manual focus is OK but metering through a stopped down lens takes some time. Took me awhile to figure out how to use the lens on my K-50 until I put the camera on Av. Instructions are minimal. At f5.6 and higher, images are sharp. Below f5.6, focusing is difficult. To me, this is a studio lens, not a walk around lens.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantamulous This is wonderful creative lens to add to my other Lensbaby's.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite lens Creates an unbelievable bokeh great for macro and beautiful velvet images
Date published: 2018-06-17
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Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 accessories

Designed for use with:

  • Pentax *ist D
  • Pentax *ist DL
  • Pentax *ist DS
  • Pentax *ist DS2
  • Pentax K-1
  • Pentax K-1 II
  • Pentax K-3
  • Pentax K-3 II
  • Pentax K-30
  • Pentax K-5
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax K-50
  • Pentax K-500
  • Pentax K-7
  • Pentax K-70
  • Pentax K-S1
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Pentax K-r
  • Pentax K-x
  • Pentax K100D
  • Pentax K10D
  • Pentax K110D
  • Pentax K2000
  • Pentax K200D
  • Pentax K20D
  • Pentax KP
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