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 KAF3 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 Pentax KAF3 lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF3 lenses are Pentax K-3 III Monochrome, Pentax KF and Pentax K-3 III.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Sony E mounts.
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 HD Pentax-D FA 50mm F1.4 SDM AW (Pentax KAF3 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 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 84mm.
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).
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Pentax KAF 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 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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