Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 real-world sample gallery posted

Interesting effect. Many of the comments here seem to be upset about the price, well, make your own and sell it for $200. Lens baby sets their own pricing.

As for the look of the lens, I have an old 50mm f1.4 OM lens that has some of the “glowy” feel. It can be used in many many ways.

Right now I am shooting a series of portraits for an organization to go alongside quotes from the sitters. Not knowing what the quots are, in 20mins per sitter I have been working to get a few expressions and am using 2 lenses. the 12-40 m.ziuko and the aforementioned 50mm f1.4

The result is two very different feels to the portraits, a drawing of the image that expends not just to the sharpness or lack of, but from the in-focus to the out of focus a very different feel. Well worth experimenting with.

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