Laowa ARGUS 35mm f/0.95 Full-Frame Lens Announced

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics has another enticing offering for content creators – the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95. Billed as the world’s fastest 35mm full-frame lens, the unit features ultra-fast f/0.95 aperture along with a wide 63.4° angle of view. It also produces superb shallow depth of field while still capturing very sharp images.

The optical performance of the brand new Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 is maximized by incorporating 1 ED glass element, 1 aspherical lens element, and 4 high-refractive-index glass materials.  The 15-aperture blade produces silky smooth, round bokeh without hard edges.

Image Credit: Venus Optics

The newcomer is unbeatable in low light conditions producing sharp and outstanding images even in highly dimmed conditions. The aperture ring click switch mechanism, on the other hand, offers both clicked and de-clicked modes without the need to modify the lens itself.

Additionally, the low focus breathing and long focus throw of the lens are perfect for narrative filming and pulling focus on the fly. The lens offers a 72mm filter thread, a minimum focus distance of 50cm, and weighs in at 755g.

Image Credit: Venus Optics

Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF Highlights

  • Fastest Full Frame Lens
  • Sony FE Mount
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • Optical Design: 14 elements in 9 groups
  • Aperture Blades: 15
  • Aperture Ring Click Switch Mechanism
  • Min Focus Distance: 50cm
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Dimensions: 76.8mm x 103mm
  • Weight: 755g

Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF is currently available to order retailing for $899.

[source: Venus Optics]

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