The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C and the Lensbaby Velvet 56 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Lensbaby Velvet 56 is the longer of the two lenses at 86mm. The Sigma 56mm F1.4 C with a length of 60mm, is 26mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C's 67mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Sigma 56mm F1.4 C weighs 280g, which means it is 120g (30%) lighter than the Lensbaby Velvet 56 which has a weight of 400g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
The Sigma 56mm F1.4 C has a filter size of 55mm whereas the Lensbaby Velvet 56 has a 62mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 55mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C:
And these are the 62mm filters that we recommend for the Lensbaby Velvet 56:
Both the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C 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.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 C is also available in Nikon Z mount.
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 Sigma 56mm F1.4 C has the fastest aperture of F1.4
, the Lensbaby Velvet 56's widest aperture value is F1.6