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

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Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 170mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
A unique short telephoto with distinct classic appeal, the black 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.
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Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Overview

A unique short telephoto with distinct classic appeal, the black 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

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length85mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 170mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Minimum Focus Distance9.5" / 24.1 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Diaphragm Blades12
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.99 x 5.04" / 76 x 128 mm
Weight1.42 lb / 643.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.705 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 4.3 x 4"
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