The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro 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. Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro is the longer of the two lenses at 87mm. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 with a length of 86mm, is 1mm shorter. On the other hand, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to the Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro's 70mm diameter.
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, 2% (10g) lighter than the Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro's weight of 410g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro and the Lensbaby Velvet 56 has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-5, Panasonic GH6 and OM System OM-1.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 25mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 50mm when used on a FourThirds format camera. Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 56mm.