Lensbaby’s New Velvet 85mm f/1.8 is Designed for Soft Portraits and Macro

by admin June 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

Following up on the Velvet 56, Lensbaby has announced a new Velvet 85mm f/1.8 lens. The Velvet range are known for their manual focus lenses which produce lustrous soft skin tones. The new Velvet 85 promises the same, with crisp shots that would look at home on a film set, and a “buttery” smooth bokeh.

The lens has 1:2 magnification for macro images, with a 12 blade aperture and a minimal focus distance of 9.5 inches.

Photographer Kevin Kubota tested out the Lensbaby Velvet 85, and has just released a teaser trailer to his film.