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 Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is the longer of the two lenses at 128mm. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 with a length of 86mm is 42mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 also has a larger diameter of 108mm compared to Lensbaby Velvet 56's 72mm diameter.
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 1000g (71%) lighter than the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 which has a weight of 1400g.
Both Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Samsung NX and Sony E mounts.
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 56mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 84mm.
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.