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Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Sony E (Black)

MFR Part #: LBV56BX
Samy's Part #: S-038925
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The Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities for Sony E Mount SLR cameras from Lensbaby was inspired by classic portrait lenses from the mid-20th century. This manual focus creative portrait lens delivers a soft, glowing effect at brighter apertures and beautifully sharp yet subtly unique images as you stop down. The gorgeous, velvety- tones give your digital images a film-like, organic quality. This incredibly versatile lens enables photographers to move seamlessly from shooting an environmental portrait, to capturing the finest details with focus as close as 5" from the front of the lens. The Velvet 56 lens features a black all-metal body and smooth, dampened manual focus.

  • Portrait-length 56mm focal length is compatible with full-frame format sensors as well as APS-C format sensors, where it will provide an 89.6mm equivalent focal length.
  • Fast f/1.6 maximum aperture offers extensive control over selective focus and shallow depth of field, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
  • The unique singlet-doublet-singlet lens design renders imagery with a soft, smooth, and glowing image quality reminiscent of mid-20th century portrait lenses.
  • Softness can be controlled by stopping-down the lens: when stopped-down to f/16, the image exhibits a smooth quality with greater central sharpness.
  • A 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and 5" minimum working distance enable working with close-up subjects.
  • Black all-metal lens barrel with engraved aperture and focus markings.
  • Manual focus design with a smooth, dampened focusing movement is complemented by engraved focus distance indicators.
  • Manual exposure control requires stop-down metering and manual setting of the aperture.

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Lens Information
Lens Mount Sony E
Focal Length 56mm
Aperture Range Maximum: f/1.6
Minimum: f/16
Minimum Focusing Distance 5" (12.70 cm)
Filter Size 62mm
Groups 3
Elements 4
Length 3.70" (94 mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.83" (72mm)
Lens Format Full Frame
Weight 14.11 oz (400 g)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • User Guide
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