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
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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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Will this lens fit the Sony 6000
Asked by: Anonymous
The Lensbaby Velvet 85 will be compatible with your camera but not in this mount. Your camera takes a Sony E-mount lens. Your camera model has a shutter lock that will need to be turned off (in your settings menus select shoot without lens). Then you will be able to shoot in AP mode and your in-camera light meter will work or you can shoot in M mode and manually control all of your settings.
Answered by: Emily K. Lensbaby Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I assume this a totally manual lens and that for a current digital camera, you would need to use the aperture or manual exposure setting? I'm from the generation that would feel comfortable with manual focus and would be interested to hear about the experience of others with this type of lens.
Asked by: Tim K.
Hi Tim, Yes this is a manual focus lens. On your Canon camera you should be able to shoot in either Aperture Priority mode or Manual mode. I'll let others comment on their experiences with the lens. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Answered by: Emily K. Lensbaby Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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