Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens


Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 SLR camera lens with 1:2 macro capabilities. This “new classic” portrait lens delivers a velvety, glowing, ethereal look at brighter apertures, and beautifully sharp but subtly unique images as you stop down – with gorgeous, velvety tones that give digital images a film-like, organic quality. The incredibly versatile Velvet 56 enables photographers to move seamlessly from shooting an environmental portrait, to capturing details in a subject’s clothing or jewelry. Nature and macro photographers will find its close-focus capabilities, combined with effects varying from impressionistic to just a touch of velvety smoothness, provide a set of visual tools that will expand their vision of the world. Evoking the image style and construction quality of classic portrait lenses of the mid-20th century, Velvet 56 features the heft and smooth, dampened manual focus of these early lenses.

Velvet 56, with an all-metal body, is available in two colors: traditional black and a special silver edition, Velvet 56 SE. Velvet 56 SE features a beautiful clear-anodized finish, along with
engraved aperture and focus markings.

This lens has absolutely NO HOTSPOTS with any of our infrared filters!

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Velvet 56 Product Specs:

  • 56mm focal length
  • f/1.6-16
  • 62mm filter
  • 1:2 Macro
  • Focuses from 5” from front element to infinity
  • Metal lens hood included with Velvet 56 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
  • Dimensions (DSLR) 86mm at infinity to 112mm at Macro, 71.96mm diameter
  • Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 94mm Infinity to 120mm at Macro
  • Weight ~400 grams


This lens has absolutely NO HOTSPOTS with any of our infrared filters!

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 4.5 in


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