Lensbaby Velvet 28mm lens promises to add a golden glow to every picture

The third Lensbaby Velvet lens offers a wide-angle view and close focusing for those seeking the dreamlike soft-focus look

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Lensbaby has added a third member of its Velvet special-effects lens range. The Lensbaby Velvet 28 offers a wide-angle focal length and a maximum aperture of f/2.5. Like the Velvet 56 and Velvet 85, it offers photographers a dream-like soft-focus effect – that allows you to alter the amount of ‘glow’ in an image through adjusting the aperture.

A new feature provided by this new wide option for the Velvet family is close focusing. The prime lens allows you to focus down to just 5cm (2 inches).

The lens will be available in a wide range of mirrorless and DSLR mounts. Options available will be Canon EF, Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Nikon Z, and Sony FE


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Focal Length: 28mm
Mounts: Canon EF, Canon RF, Fujifilm X, MFT, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E
Full frame: Yes
Autofocus: No
Image stabilization: No
Aperture: f/2.5-22
Lens structure: 8 elements in 7 groups
Min. focusing distance: 0.05m / 2in
Max. magnification: 1:2 (0.5X)
Filter thread: 67mm
Dimensions: 72.4cm x 72.4cm x 63.4mm / 2.85 x 2.85 x 2.5 in
Weight: 472g / 16oz



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