Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

B&H # LELBV85M MFR # LBV85M
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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 170mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Inspired by Classic Portrait Lenses
  • 1:2 Magnification, 9.5" Working Distance
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm
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Lensbaby 85mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

A unique short telephoto with distinct classic appeal, the Micro Four Thirds-mount Velvet 85mm f/1.8 from Lensbaby 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.

Short telephoto portrait-length lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 170mm 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 9.5" 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.
UPC: 850366006822
In the Box
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Metal Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Lensbaby 85mm f/1.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 85mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 170 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.5" / 24.13 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Diaphragm Blades 12
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.99 x 5.04" / 76 x 128 mm
    Weight 1.42 lb / 643.5 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.9"

    Lensbaby 85mm f/1.8 reviews

    Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heavy !!!! Be forewarned this is one heavy lens for my Panasonic GX85--yes at the far end f/1.8 images are soft and at f/8 they are nice and sharp you will have to practice with it to see what it does--I tried landscaping shots and so far not good but I guess I will have to practice-- yes I am sorry I bought it--I loved the 56mm Lensbaby velvet
    Date published: 2017-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent I am really enjoying and have no words of my happiness
    Date published: 2018-06-13
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