The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and the Lensbaby Velvet 56 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Lensbaby Velvet 56 is the longer of the two lenses at 86mm. The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR with a length of 76mm, is 10mm shorter. On the other hand, the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to the Lensbaby Velvet 56's 72mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and Lensbaby Velvet 56 to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Lensbaby Velvet 56 weighs 400g, 10% (45g) lighter than the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR's weight of 445g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and the Lensbaby Velvet 56 has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-S20, Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is also available in Canon EF , Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 56mm but while Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR has the fastest aperture of F1.2, the Lensbaby Velvet 56's widest aperture value is F1.6.