Lensbaby has announced the Velvet 85mm lens, which they say is capable of creating ‘soulful’ portraits. They announced the Velvet 56mm lens back in April 2015.

The 85mm Velvet optic has a wide f/1.8 max aperture, making it capable of creating wonderful buttery bokeh. It has a 12 blade aperture and is capable of focusing from 9.5″ from the front element to infinity.

“The Velvet 85 produces images with lustrous skin tones and a crisp film-like aesthetic in the tradition of Lensbaby’s Velvet 56 with the added compression and buttery smooth bokeh found in the best 85mm portrait lenses.” Say Lensbaby.

The lens will be available for $499.95 from the Lensbaby website on 11 July 2017.