I accidentally came to know about this lens while I was googling. I owned the Lensbaby 80mm, cool tilt shift lens but it didn't work for me because 80mm is a little too close for me. So I have decided to give this Lensbaby Velvet 56 a go. 2 main selling point for me. The soft focus and the macro, not that I needed macro but its good to know that I can get closer if I have to without a problem.
The result? Hm..I expected more actually, it does the job and looks a bit like Holga somehow, but I guess its a fun lens. Here are some test shots for your viewing.
1) Nice solid build
2) Awesome filmy / holga look
3) Macro feature
1) Manual Focus!! ( how unfortunate )
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm 1.4