Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
What type of photography is the Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Lensbaby Velvet 56 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
| Hood is not supplied
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is also available in Fujifilm X , Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Lensbaby Velvet 56 has a maximum diameter of 72mm and total length of 86mm. It weighs 400g / 14.1 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Lensbaby Velvet 56 and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM (Canon EF mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Lensbaby Velvet 56:
Lensbaby Velvet 56 has a fixed focal length of 56mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 89.6mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Lensbaby Velvet 56 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Lensbaby Velvet 56 With Optical Image Stabilization
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Canon12 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Lensbaby Velvet 56 has a max aperture of F1.6.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 doesn't come with a lens hood.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is available in Black and silver color.
Popular Comparisons of Lensbaby Velvet 56
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Lensbaby Velvet 56 amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens
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