The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS 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 Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS with a length of 74mm, is 12mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to the Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS's 68mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS 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. Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS weighs 375g, which means it is 25g (6%) lighter than the Lensbaby Velvet 56 which has a weight of 400g.
Both the Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS 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.
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is also available in Canon EF-M , Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts.
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.
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 75mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 56mm.