Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8

Test sample by © Christina Venedict

Lensbaby has announced a new lens for their high end Velvet line . The new 85mm f1.8 might not sound groundbreaking , but if you are a fan of dreamy bokkeh with creamy skin tones and shoot at high apertures  then this prime is certainly something to have in your bag . The lens , which joins the Velvet 56mm offers a artistic,fun and a unique way of shooting portraits which according to Lensbaby, offers a way to "Compose impressionistic masterpieces with a velvety glow at bright apertures, straight out of camera. Use darker apertures to bypass glow and make images with a crisp, film-like aesthetic."

Other details include the ability to shoot 1:2 Macro , a 12 bladed iris for awesome and unique bokeh art and f1.8-f16 manual control . The lens , built upon the feedback given to the Velvet 56 now comes in basically every camera mount option to date !



Building on the strengths of our bestselling Velvet 56 lens, Velvet 85 combines lustrous skin tones with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses. Use its macro capabilities to capture significant details with new life.
The Velvet 85 design features a solid heft and smooth, dampened manual focus.

The lens , which costs $499.95(Ships on the 11th of July) and  comes in a variety of camera mount options -  Canon EF , Nikon F , Sony E , Sony A , Micro 4/3 , Pentax K , Fuji X and (rejoice) Samsung NX ! .

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Sources - lensbaby ,
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Description

Create soulful portraits with our Velvet 85 art lens. Compose impressionistic masterpieces with a velvety glow at bright apertures, straight out of camera. Use darker apertures to bypass glow and make images with a crisp, film-like aesthetic. 

Building on the strengths of our bestselling Velvet 56 lens, Velvet 85 combines lustrous skin tones with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses. Use its macro capabilities to capture significant details with new life. 
The Velvet 85 design features a solid heft and smooth, dampened manual focus.

Velvet 85 is currently available for pre-order and will begin shipping July 11th in the order in which they are received.

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