*Lensbaby Announces the Popular Velvet 56 in various Mirrorless Mounts along with new lenses for the Fuji X mount!

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Now, I’ve yet to get my mitts on a Velvet 56 of my own, but I plan to, and I’ll review the crap out of it when I do🙂  In the mean time, check out the announcement by Lensbaby today:


Lensbaby Announces Availability of Fuji X Mounts for Flagship Lenses 

   Company also adds popular mirrorless mounts for hugely successful Velvet 56 portrait lens

 

 

Portland, OR– June 2, 2015 – Lensbaby, providing creative effects lenses to photographers that ignite their creativity and expand their unique visions of the world, today announced that their award-winning core products, the Composer Pro with Sweet 35, Composer Pro with Sweet 50, the Circular Fisheye and the hot new Velvet 56, are now available in the Fuji X mount.  In addition, the Velvet 56 portrait lens is also now available in other popular mirrorless mounts including Micro 4/3rds, Sony E and Samsung NX.

 

“Fuji X shooters are a passionate community of photographers who have been asking for a native mount Lensbaby for some time now,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer.  “I’m happy to announce that our core products, including Velvet 56, Composer Pro and Circular Fisheye are now available in Fuji X mount.”

 

Lensbaby recognizes that more people have embraced photography in the last several years due to new camera technology than in any other time in history.  Professional photographers and serious hobbyists are seeking quality and innovation.  Lensbaby’s ground-breaking lenses enable photographers to stand out from the crowd, capturing unique and diverse images in the moment. 

 

Below are product specifications and pricing information for Lensbaby’s Flagship Products.  Images available at http://lensbaby.com/resourceroom/lenses

 

Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic puts the spotlight on subjects at a desirably wide focal length. This 35mm lens offers smooth, fluid operation to shoot a spot of sharp focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur.

  • Creative Effect: Sweet Spot of Focus
  • f/2.5-22
  • 35mm focal length
  • 46mm filter
  • Focuses from 7.5” from front element to infinity
  • Dimensions: 2” (5.08cm) high x 2.5” (6.35cm) wide
  • Weight 7.06 oz

Price: $379.95

 

 

Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic helps frame subjects and freeze time. Using it to play with light-bending blur at a versatile 50mm focal length, shooters can set ordinary images into motion by creating a sweet spot of sharp focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur.

  • Creative Effect: Sweet Spot of Focus
  • f/2.5-22
  • 35mm focal length
  • 46mm filter
  • Focuses from 15″ from front element to infinity
  • Dimensions: 2” (5.08cm) high x 2.5” (6.35cm) wide
  • Weight: 6.5 oz

Price: $299.95

Circular Fisheye can narrow focus while broadening horizons. Using this 5.8mm, 185° multipurpose lens, shooters can widen their view or focus ¼” from the front of the lens.

  • Creative Effect: Fisheye
  • f/3.5-22
  • 5.8mm focal length
  • Focuses 1/4″ from front element to infinity
  • Dimensions: 2.75″ (6.99cm) high x 2.75″ (6.99cm) wide
  • Weight: 11.6 oz

Price: $299.95

 

The Velvet 56 Portrait Lens allows direct access to the creative process of making beautiful and compelling images. This lens is a fluid extension to the photographic experience – the cool metal in your hand, the tactile feel of minute details etched into its surface, the sensation of smooth, dampened manual focus. Photographers can effortlessly evoke classic appeal and transition from distant subjects to macro easily, capturing a variety of details in any given scene. 

 

  • f/1.6-16
  • 1:2 Macro
  • 56mm
  • 62mm filter
  • Focuses from 5” from front element to infinity
  • Metal lens hood included with Velvet 56 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
  • Dimensions (DSLR) 86mm long at infinity to 112mm at Macro, 71.96mm diameter
  • Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 94mm long at infinity to 120mm at Macro
  • Weight 14.46 oz

Price: $499.95 

 

Availability

Lensbaby products are available at lensbaby.com, B&H, Adorama, and from select specialty photo stores worldwide.

 

About Lensbaby
For over a decade, creative-effects photographers have relied on Portland, Oregon based Lensbaby to provide lenses that ignite their creativity and highlight their unique personalities.  The company’s latest innovations transform a smartphone camera-
 LM-10 Sweet Spot lens; expand the Lensbaby ecosystem for optic swap-Sweet 50; bring new life to wide angle shots for extreme sports photographers and Google Sphere shooters- Circular Fisheye; and give portrait photographers a new must-have lens for their bag of most-loved equipment-Velvet 56.  Lensbaby products are sold and distributed worldwide.  Visit www.lensbaby.com

 

2 thoughts on “*Lensbaby Announces the Popular Velvet 56 in various Mirrorless Mounts along with new lenses for the Fuji X mount!

    • It rounds out the product lineup from Lensbaby for the various mirrorless mounts. I have a Composer Pro for m4/3 and a few of their optics, and they are really cool, for specific applications anyway. Not an every shot type of look, but their macro extensions or using the macro/close focus on the Edge80 while being able to use larger apertures and adjust the plane of focus to keep certain, small subjects ‘in focus’ by moving the plane from purely parallel to the sensor plane, to an angle away from, can be really handy when needing to increase the area in focus while handholding or the like. The newer Velvet harkens back to the soft focus portrait lenses of yesteryear, which I think can provide a unique effect in today’s landscape where we seem to be so focused on pure resolution which can be detrimental to certain styles of portraiture. For me, spending hours in post having to soften features and adjust blemishes or inconsistencies in skin can make for an arduous task. I’m curious to see if I can get the Velvet to help eliminate some of that for me, personally…

      Thanks, man.

      t

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