Venus Optics has announced the release of the Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95, the world’s fastest 35mm lens for full-frame cameras.
The manual focus lens is constructed of 14 elements in nine groups, including one aspherical element, one extra-low dispersion element and four ultra-high-refractive elements. It features a fifteen blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F0.95 through F16, has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (19.7”) and uses a 72mm front filter thread.
Following in line with other Laowa lenses released lately, the Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 features an aperture ring click switch so users can ‘de-click’ the aperture for smoother transitions. Venus Optics notes the lens ‘inherits an internal focusing characteristics from Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO,’ which helps prevent external components, such as matte boxes, from moving while focusing. The lens also has minimal focus focus breathing.
Below are a collection of sample photos from the Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 FF, provided by Venus Optics:
Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 FF is available for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems and can be purchased via Venus Optics’ official website and authorized resellers for $899. The first 100 units ship with a free focus gear belt.
Venus Laowa Argus 30mm F0.95 FF specifications
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||35 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony FE|
|Number of diaphragm blades||15|
|Special elements / coatings||1 aspherical + 1 ED + 4 UHR elements|
|Minimum focus||0.50 m (19.69″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||755 g (1.66 lb)|
|Diameter||77 mm (3.03″)|
|Length||103 mm (4.06″)|
|Filter thread||72 mm|
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