Photographers know that a good lens is at least as important as a quality camera body or photo-editing skills, and the Lensbaby Velvet 85 gives savvy photographers several different options in a single product. Rather than switching up lenses constantly to get different looks while shooting portraiture, the Lensbaby Velvet 85 lets photographers shoot in both soft focus and sharp detail by adjusting the lens' aperture.
As its name reflects, the Velvet 85 has an 85 millimeter focal length as well as a f/1.8 aperture. While such a low aperture figure might sound appealing for low light shooting, the intention behind that number is to allow for soft, blurred, almost glowing images. Once the aperture is tightened, the lens can still achieve a sharp, digital look as well.
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