Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review

June 15, 2018 | Amy Davies |

Lensbaby Velvet 85 Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Lensbaby Velvet 85.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM is a brand new short telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Retailing for £1569 / $1599, read our in-depth Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM review to find out if this is the best 85mm lens for Canon users.

Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

The Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is a compact and lightweight DX format macro lens. Featuring built-in Vibration Reduction and a 1:1 reproduction ratio, the affordable Nikkor 85mm macro lens is compatible with every DX-format Nikon digital single-lens reflex camera ever made. But does that make it worth investing in? Read our Micro-Nikkor 85mm review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

The AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a fast mid-range telephoto prime lens for Nikon full-frame DSLRs. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and an iris diaphragm with seven rounded blades, the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G should be able to create excellent bokeh effects. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G review.

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is a portait prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is a much more affordable alternative to the Nikon and Canon equivalents thanks largely to being manual-focus only. Read our in-depth Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review complete with full-size sample images.

Samyang Premium MF 85mm f/1.2

The Samyang Premium MF 85mm f/1.2 is a very fast short telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Samyang 85mm f/1.2 is a manual-focus lens comprised of 10 elements arranged in 7 groups. Retailing for £899 / $999, read our in-depth Samyang Premium MF 85mm f/1.2 review...

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast short telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The 85mm f/1.4 features 14 optical elements in 12 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £1099 / $1199, read our expert Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's the ultimate 85mm lens...

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

The Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is a new flagship lens designed to be the ultimate optic for shooting portraits. Read our in-depth Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM review to find out if it's worth the $1799 / £1500 asking price...

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 is a new affordable lens for shooting portraits. Read our in-depth Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 review to find out if it's worth the modest £600 / $600 asking price...

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

The new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a short telephoto prime lens for DSLR cameras which boasts several class-leading features. Can it beat its main rivals from Canon, Nikon and Sigma? Find out in our Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review...

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8

The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is a brand new moderate prime lens designed specifically for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Read our Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 review to find out if it's worth the $1199 / £899 / €1049 asking price...

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4

The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 is a new short telelphoto prime lens designed specifically for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Read our in-depth Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 review to find out if it's worth the $1399 / £1199 / €1399 asking price...

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4

The Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 is a brand new short-telephoto prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus-only Milvus 85mm offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality including weatherproofing. Read our Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 review now...

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T*

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* is a premium short-telephoto prime lens for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The manual-focus Otus 85mm offers a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 9 aperture blades, and superlative build quality. Read our Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* review now...