Venus Optics Unveils the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95

Venus Optics has announced the first optic of the new line Argus, a 33mm f/0.95 CF APO manual prime lens for Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, and Nikon mirrorless APS-C cameras. The company says that the Argus name is derived from the name of a Greek mythological guardian with a hundred eyes and an all-seeing vision. The Argus series of lenses will supposedly embody this idea of incredible vision with bright aperture and exceptional image equality.

The Argus 33mm f/0.95 features a 62mm front filter thread, a 300-degree long focus throw, and is constructed of 14 elements in 9 groups, including one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element, and three ultra-high-refraction elements. Venus Optics says these elements help to suppress both lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberration (CA) to the minimum at all apertures in its class.
The lens also features a step-less aperture ring for use in videography. Speaking of videography, Venus Optics says that the company attempted to compress the focus breathing of the new lens to the most minimal level in its class.

Here some images taken with the new lens:

The Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is available for Fujifilm X-mount and Sony E-Mount for $500 today, while Canon RF and Nikon Z-mount versions are set to become available later in May.

More info on Venus Optics’ website.

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