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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Limited Edition Lens for Canon EF (Silver with Copper Accents)

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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Limited Edition Lens for Canon EF (Silver with Copper Accents)
Key Features
  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.6 to f/16
  • Singlet-Doublet-Singlet Optical Design
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
Reminiscent of classic 20th century lenses, the Canon EF mount Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Limited Edition 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 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 a 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.
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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Overview

Reminiscent of classic 20th century lenses, the Canon EF mount Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Limited Edition 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 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 a 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.

Limited Edition lens features a clear anodized coating, silver-colored 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.

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Specs

Lens MountCanon EF
Minimum Focus Distance5" / 12.7 cm
Optical Design4 Elements in 3 Groups
Image StabilizationNone
Dimensions (ø x L)2.83 x 3.36" / 7.2 x 8.53 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.4 x 4.9"

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