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Floral Friday – Experimenting with the Velvet 85

Earlier this week a parcel arrived and in it was a new lens that Lensbaby have loaned to me, the Velvet 85. It is part of the Velvet series. I’ve been using the Velvet 56 for over a year now, so when they asked me if I would like to try it and review it, I jumped at the chance. I love the Velvet 56 and have loved using it for macro photography, so I was curious to see what the 85 would be like.

I have really only used it in my garden so far. Thankfully, it is spring here so there is quite a few things flowering out there. I did try it out in the city today, but those will have to wait for another day. I will say that I thought it performed really well.

Here are two images from this week. It is a great lens for flowers, so I will be looking forward to using it more. I hope you enjoy them. More will follow.

14 Responses

  1. Gorgeous, very dramatic. I think you have to be pretty good to use these.

  2. I love the photo of the white daisy?. Leanne

  3. The images really do look rich and lovely. I particularly like the purple flower with its deep color against that muted green background

  4. that header photo is gorgeous,Leanne. Taking a close-up is no match for an actual macro lens.

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