Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 For Canon EF and RF Mounts Released

Lensbaby Velvet 28mm F/2.5

A new Lensbaby lens has been released, the Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5, available for Canon EF and RF mounts (and other mount types too).

The Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 is already on sale at $549.95: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Press release:

Portland, OR — Lensbaby – makers of award-winning DSLR & mirrorless lenses, optics and accessories announces today the availability of its newest lens, the Velvet 28, a 28mm, f/2.5 all-metal, hand-crafted art lens that, at its brightest apertures, captures tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of radiant glow. Velvet 28 also features exceptional 1:2 macro capabilities.

Built with landscape, adventure, travel, street photographers & videographers in mind, the Velvet 28 offers Lensbaby’s popular variable glow effect at a wide 28mm focal length, with a design that makes flat light interesting and harsh light more pleasing.

“With this solid, beautifully crafted lens, every hour is magic hour. There’s no need to take the day off from shooting between dawn and dusk,” says Craig Strong, Lensbaby Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder. “The amount of effect in your image is up to you. Add as much or as little variable glow as you like by changing your aperture. The Velvet 28 offers more effect at brighter apertures – then stop down for corner-to-corner sharpness.”

Lensbaby’s Velvet effect lenses add an ethereal mood to scenes. This unique, in-camera creative effect elevates imagery with depth, dimension and soulful expression. The Velvet 28’s close-focus capabilities, combined with effects varying from impressionistic to just a touch of velvety smoothness, provides a set of visual tools that will help creative shooters expand their vision of the world.

Velvet 28’s 1:2 macro capability makes it an ideal in-camera effects lens for photographers & videographers who like to shoot wide, while also offering the versatility to capture closer details. The lens allows image makers to move seamlessly from shooting street scenes or capturing landscape, adventure & travel images to capturing details such as a subject’s clothing or wildflower blooms and butterflies in an alpine meadow.

The Velvet 28 comes in standard lens mounts, including Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds. It will be available for order on April 21, 2020 for $549.95.

Velvet 28 Product 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)
  • MIL version Size/Weight: 1.31 lb (594.2g)
  • 8 multi-coated glass elements, in 7 groups

Deal: Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic – $179.95 (reg. $379.95, today only)

Lensbaby Composer

Only for today (2/10/2020) B&H Photo has an excellent deal on the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic for Canon EF mount.

Get the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic on sale at $179.95. Compare at $379.95. Free shipping. The deal is live also for other mount types.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Metal Lens Body with Tilt up to 15°

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Deal: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens – $159.95 (reg. $299.95, today only)

Lensbaby 5.8mm F/3.5

Only for today (12/11/2019) B&H Photo has the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $159.95. Compare at $299.95. Free shipping.

There is more:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Click here to open the rest of the article

Lensbaby Announced First Lenses For Canon EOS R (and Nikon Z)

Lensbaby

Lensbaby will port their lenses to the Canon RF mount. The first Lensbaby optics going native to the RF mount are:

  • Composer Pro II Optic Swap System
  • Velvet 56
  • Velvet 85
  • Sol 45
  • Sol 22
  • Trio 28 

All listed Lensbaby lenses for the Canon EOS R are already available for sale at Adorama and B&H Photo. A B&H Photo Explora article tells you more about Lensbaby lenses for the Canon EOS R.

Deal: Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit For EOS M – $159.95 (reg. $299.95, today only)

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Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit at a glance

  • Trio 28mm f/3.5 for Canon EF-M
  • 46mm Neutral Density 0.9 Filter
  • 46mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 46mm 8-Point Star Filter
  • Carrying Case

Only for today (2/18/19) B&H Photo has the Lensbaby Trio 28 Lens with Filter Kit for Canon EF-M mount (EOS M system) on sale at $159.95. Compare at $299.95. Free shipping.

More exclusive and selected deals:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Deal: Lensbaby 50mm f/2.5 Sweet Spot Spark – $99.95 (reg. $199.95, today only)

Lensbaby 50mm

Lensbaby 50mm f/2.5 Sweet Spot Spark at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
  • Tilting Lens Body for Selective Focus
  • Multi-Coated Glass
  • Doublet Optical Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9″

Only for today (12/14/18) B&H Photo has the Lensbaby 50mm f/2.5 Sweet Spot Spark lens for Canon mount on sale at $99.95. Compare at $199.95. Free shipping.


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