The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Velvet 56 and the Fujifilm 56mm F1.2 R APD for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
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 56mm F1.2 R APD with a length of 70mm is 16mm shorter. On the other hand, the Fujifilm 56mm F1.2 R APD has a larger diameter of 73mm compared to Lensbaby Velvet 56's 72mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Fujifilm 56mm F1.2 R APD to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
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, which means it is 5g (1%) lighter than the Fujifilm 56mm F1.2 R APD which has a weight of 405g.
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 Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Fujifilm 56mm F1.2 R APD has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
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.