Venus Optics has announced the Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm f/0.95 CF APO, price tag $499, a new ultra-fast wide-angle lens for APS-C sensor cameras.
The Laowa Argus offers a bright f/0.95 aperture that promises a large amount of control over shallow depth of field and bokeh, as well as low-light performance.
It also incorporates an Apochromatic Optical Design that uses Extra-low Dispersion glass, one Aspherical lens and three Ultra High Refraction Glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations.
Designed for use with Fujifilm X, Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF mount cameras, the Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm f/0.95 CF APO offers a minimum focusing distance of just 35cm.
Other features of the new manual focus lens include a nine-bade aperture, 62mm filter thread and a weight of just 590g.
The Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm f/0.95 CF APO in Fujifilm X and Sony E mounts will be released from early May, with Nikon Z and Canon RF version shipping from mid May.