New: Lensbaby Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8 lens for Pentax K-mount

Lensbaby announced a new Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities for Pentax K-mount. The price is $499.95. Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H. Sample photos can be found here. See also this hands-on report on the new lens.

Velvet 85 lens specifications:

  • 85mm focal length
  • f/1.8-16 • 62mm filter
  • 1:2 Macro
  • 12 blade aperture
  • Focuses from 9.5” from front element to infinity
  • Metal lens hood included with Velvet 85 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
  • Dimensions (DSLR) 89mm at infinity to 132mm at Macro, mm diameter
  • Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 103mm Infinity to 145mm at Macro
  • Weight ~ 530 grams

Via Photorumors

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  • TinusVerdino

    Easy to make a mount when you don’t even use an aperture coupling. And what is this? ‘Metal lens hood included with Velvet 85 lenses for mirrorless cameras only’ DSLR’s do not need a hood?

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