on November 13, 2017
Are there any special considerations when using this in a micro 4/3rds format?
All of the same info should apply. Since Velvet’s effect is a soft glow from edge to edge over the entire image, you’ll still get plenty of effect with Velvet on a micro 4/3rds camera.
When the Lensbaby 56mm is used on the full frame it is 56mm. On my 4/3 Camera with a 2x lens so this makes the 56mm a 112mm. I also don’t seem to get that soft blur as easily. I also appear to have to stand back further then the minimal 5 inches to focus. Am I correct in this. I am still rather new and I am continuing to see if I can get the full effect I was hoping for.
Hi Frances – you are correct that the 56mm focal length of Velvet 56 becomes a 112 with the 2x crop factor on your M 4/3 camera. However, you should still be able to get a good amount of blur because the Velvet lenses – unlike some of our other lenses that have a center area of focus and surrounding blur – have the soft glow effect across the entire image, from edge to edge. So, while you are cropping out some of the edge of your image on M 4/3, the glow should evenly cover the rest of your image. You will want to shoot at the brighter apertures to get the most glow (f/1.6, f/2, f/2.8). As far as the close focus distance, you should still be able to get things in focus from about 5 inches in front of the lens. Just let us know how else we can help and feel free to give Customer Happiness a shout too! (email@example.com or 971-223-5662).
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