The Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 Lens is designed for creativity and versatility. This 85mm prime lens is designed for full-frame for can be used on APS-C sensors, too, providing the equivalent of a 136mm focal length. It features Lensbaby’s signature lens construction that provides truly unique images that feel a dream-like and ethereal feel to your images. This is achieved when using the wide max f1.8 aperture, equally when stopped down, this lens provides pin-sharp but still unique photographs. This 12-bladed aperture diaphragm also allows the use of this lens in lower, more poorly lit shoot locations as well as providing beautiful smooth bokeh. As with any 85mm lens, it’s aimed at portrait photography. However, like all Lensbaby Velvet lenses, this lens has a macro-level reproduction ratio which allows this lens to effectively be used for both portraiture and close-up photography with a minimum focal distance of just 24cm.
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 Lens Key Features:
- Short telephoto portrait lens
- Classic, high-quality Lensbaby construction
- Dream-like and ethereal feel to portraits
- Wide & bright f1.8 aperture for greater control
- Works well in low light situations
- Ideal for both portraiture and close-up work
- Minimum focus distance of 24cm
- A 1:2 reproduction ratio for effective close-ups
- 12-blade aperture diaphragm for smooth bokeh
- Smooth accurate manual focus
- Creative and expressive portraiture lens
- Pleasing soft glow effect at f1.6 aperture
Expanded Lensbaby Velvet 85mm 1.8 Lens Key Features:
The Velvet 85mm is designed to provide options for you as the photographer. It is capable of 1:2 macro photography with a minimum focusing distance of 24cm, allowing you to effortlessly move from shooting portraiture from far to macro shooting. For both photographers and videographers, you’ll find when using this lens that you can easily switch from capturing a magical portrait, to the capture of an additional and complementary close-up shot of your model’s clothing etc.
Characterised by Lenbaby’s trade-mark lens design, using the 85mm’s wide aperture you can bring a dream-like and ethereal look and feel to your photographs. The in-camera creative effect will elevate your imagery with depth, dimension and soulful expression. The effects vary from impressionistic, at bright apertures, to subtle velvety smoothness at darker apertures.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 Lens
- 1 x Front Lens Cap
- 1 x Rear Lens Cap
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.8 Lens Product Video:
Velvet 56 and 85 Product Overview
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f1.6 Lens Sample Images:
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Camera Lens Type
||Short Telephoto Prime
Filter thread (mm)
Focal length (tele)
Focal length (wide)
Max aperture - tele
Max aperture - wide
Buy Now Pay Later
With the no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Call us to place your order and you can also make a partial payment, the interest charged will be based on the remaining balance. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £21.49
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan. You will also receive reminder letters and text at the end of the deferral period to remind you when your first payment is due.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.