News |Lensbaby Velvet 28 launched: specs, price, availability confirmed

Lensbaby Velvet 28 launched: specs, price, availability confirmed

Lensbaby Velvet 28 launched, specs, price, availability confirmed

Lensbaby offers an extensive collection of manual focus lenses for photographers who like to be creative in-camera. The latest addition to the line is the Velvet 28, a wide-angle addition to the range that already includes the Velvet 85 and Velvet 56.

Like the 85 and 56, the Velvet 28mm is suitable for use on full-frame or cropped sensor cameras. It has a focal length of 28mm and a maximum of aperture of f/2.5. However, turning the aperture ring to the + beyond the f/2.5 setting is said to increase the amount of light entering the camera by an extra 1/3 stop.

Also like the other Velvet lenses, the Velvet 28 can capture images with a smooth velvety glow. The degree can be varied to suit the scene.

Lensbaby Velvet 28 launched

The Lensbaby Velvet 28 has an all-metal barrel, is hand-built and can focus closely to enable 1:2 magnification. 

Lensbaby Velvet 28 Specifications

  • Focal Length: 28mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 – 22 with bonus ⅓ stop of light (indicated by + on aperture dial) beyond 2.5
  • 12 aperture blades
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2 inches
  • Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
  • 67mm filter threads
  • Focus type: Manual
  • DSLR version Size/ Weight: 1.04 lb (471.74g)
  • Mirrorless version Size/Weight: 1.31 lb (594.2g)
  • 8 multi-coated glass elements, in 7 groups

Lensbaby Velvet 28 Price and Availability

The Lensbaby Velvet 28 is available to order immediately for $549.95. It will be available in Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

In the UK you can order the Lensbaby Velvet 28 from Wex Photo Video for £519, in the US it’s available from B&H Photo for $549.95


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