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That do-everything lens does lots of things well, but it doesn’t do anything great. For close shots, consider the Lensbaby Velvet 56. The lens, which can come with a mount for most big brand cameras, takes ultra sharp images when close to the subject and delivers stunning bokeh in the process. The 56mm f/1.6 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities was inspired by classic portrait lenses from the mid-20th century. As the name would suggest, it delivers velvety tones that give your digital images a film-like feel. The focus can handle being as close as 5″ from your subject. For portraits and up-close shots, it’s a great investment.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.