A unique wide-angle prime marrying versatility and distinctness, the black Pentax K-mount Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 is a lens with a look reminiscent of classic portrait optics, but with the broad field of view to suit outdoor, landscape, and even close-up subjects. 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 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 2" with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2 to benefit working with close-up subjects.
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- K-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
- 1:2 Magnification, 2" Working Distance
- Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Overview
Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Specs
|Lens Mount||Pentax K|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2" / 5.1 cm|
|Optical Design||8 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Focus Type||Manual Focus|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.9 x 2.5" / 73.7 x 63.5 mm|
|Weight||1.3 lb / 590 g|
|Package Weight||1.35 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.7 x 4.2 x 3.9"|
Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Reviews
Unique lens for portraits
A bit of a one-trick pony, but it's a nice trick-dreamy portraits and closeups.
It's a Lensbaby!
I'm a huge fan of Lensbaby lenses and am very happy to have a 28mm focal length to work with.
Adds interest to everyday shots
It's an interesting lens for macro or other types of photography. Produces nice bokeh. Manual focusing take some time to get used to and it would help to use a tripod. All in all I'm pleased with it.
Stunningly Beautiful pics
My first manual lens. I was apprehensive to buy this lens. When it went on holiday sale, I pulled the buy button. It took me a few minutes to get the lens to work with my Canon RP. Once the sitting are set I begin to take some shots. The more shots I took the better I got and the more I liked this lens. I've not been able to take any macro shots yet. But if this lens can accomplish portrait, landscape and macro shots, I place it in the amazing category. My pics are sharp, colorful and seems to provide unlimited control of the background. I'm very impressed.
light glow effect. Painterly look
I find the best effect is around f4. Very pleasing effect.
B&H made this purchase very simple - great service. The Velvet 28mm is my first Lensbaby - well constructed and performs optically as desired - beautiful glow when the aperture is opened up. I also purchased the Burnside 35mm, Obscura 22mm, Omni and few optics for my Composer II. I've been very happy with my Lensbaby products.
It's another terrific Lensbaby for sure!
I already had purchased a couple traditional Lensbaby products and a Velvet 56 which are all really fun! I do enjoy the wide 28 mm look in my scenes and this one using f 2.8-4 does have both glow and a unique sharpness that is quite appealing. The macro ability adds to its charm. It's a surprisingly large lens, but is built nicely. It focuses smoothly, aperture ring is not too clicky, but works well; its image is the best part! (I personally like this silver color lens on my (black) Sony's as a novelty and easily defines this from my Velvet 56. It's a definite go in all respects!
HAVING FUN WITH LENSBABY
This is excellent lens for the money, B&H is a wonderful online shopping store
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