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35mm F0.95 APO LAOWA CF APO Argus Lens and 33mm F.095 FF Lens
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    Specs

    • 9 groups 14 elements (1 aspherical lens, one special low-dispersion lens, including three high refractive lenses)
    • Number of aperture blades: 9
    • Shortest shooting distance: 35cm
    • Maximum shooting magnification : 0.125x
    • Filters 62mm
    • φ71.5mm × 83mm
    • 590g
    • Sony E / Fuji X / Nikon Z / Canon EF-M
    • APS-C
    • $899 at https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-argus-35mm-f-0-95-ff/
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  • Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, is proud to introduce the Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm f/0.95 CF APO, a magnificent f/0.95 prime lens for APS-C cameras.

    The ‘Argus’ name was originally from the Greek mythology and was the name of a vigilant guardian with a hundred eyes and an “all-seeing” sight. The name represents the ultra-bright f/0.95 aperture of the lenses and the exceptional image quality they deliver.

    The 35mm f/0.95 is the first released lens of the much anticipated Argus line. Featuring the ultra fast f/0.95 aperture with APO design, the lens offers photographers and videographers a classic focal length for everyday shooting and a versatility to shoot at difficult lighting condition. The lens delivers exception image quality at wide-open and suppresses the chromatic aberration to the minimal. Couple with the 35mm (1.15 feet) minimum focus distance, a buttery smooth and exquisite bokeh rendering can easily be created. It also equips with multiple touches of videographer friendly features for narrative filmmaking.

    Key Features of Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm f/0.95 CF APO

    • f/0.95 Ultra-fast aperture
    • APO (Apochromatic Optical Design)
    • 35cm closest focusing distance
    • Exquisite bokeh
    • Long focus throw
    • Internal focus
    • Low focus breathing
    • Stepless aperture ring

    APO (Apochromatic Optical Design)

    The new Argus 33mm f/0.95 was designed to deliver impressive performance at wide-open aperture. It incorporates one Extra-low Dispersion Glass, one Aspherical Lens and three Ultra High Refraction Glass to suppress both lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberration (CA) to the minimal at all apertures in its class. It also delivers an exceptional image sharpness across the frame.

    Ultra-fast f/0.95 Aperture

    The ultra-fast f/0.95 aperture adds a dreamy atmosphere to your image that no other lenses can compare. The shallow depth of field offers great versatility for selective focus and isolate the subject for a better story telling. The fast aperture also makes handheld shooting at low light situations much easier. You can now tell your story in any condition without compromising your image with higher ISO. It is perfect for everything from prestigious portraits, low light photography & videography to everyday & astrophotography.

    35cm closest focusing distance

    The 35cm (1.15 feet) closest focusing distance (from subject to sensor) allows you to create buttery smooth bokeh with breathtaking close-up details.

    Exquisite Bokeh

    9 circular aperture blades produce smooth, round bokeh with no hard edges. Coupled with the 35cm close focusing distance, the new Argus lens allows photographers to create visually and aesthetically appealing images.

    Low Focus Breathing

    Venus Optics also attempted to compress the focus breathing of this new Argus lens to the minimal in its class. This is perfect for narrative filming where the distraction of the framing changes is no more.

    Extended focus throw with 62mm filter thread

    Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO has a long focus throw (300°) and allows photographers and videographers to have a precise control of the focus over the shallow depth of field for isolating the subject better. A 62mm filter thread is designed to fit with screw-in filters.

    Internal Focus Design with a small form factor

    An internal focus optics design has been adopted so that the lens will not extend in length during focusing, it offers additional stability and prevents dust from getting into the lens. It is particularly useful for videographers where add-on accessories like matte-box are often used. Venus Optics still managed to keep the lens compact (3.26” / 83mm long) and lightweight (590 g/1.3 lbs) despite the internal focus design.

    Stepless Aperture

    The stepless aperture ring allows videographer to adjust and control the exposure smoothly.

    Pricing & Availability

    Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/) and authorized resellers. The US price (ex-VAT) for Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is $499. Pricing varies in different countries. Shipping starts from Early May for Fuji X and Sony E mount. The Nikon Z and Canon RF will be shipped from Mid May.

  • LAOWA Ⅱ Argus 35mm f/0.95 FE lens coming

    With improved performance, especially sharpness.

    Specs

    • 14 lenses in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical
      • 1 ED, and 4 high refractive elements
    • F16 min aperture
    • 15 blades aperture
    • Min focusing distance - 50 cm
    • 72mm filters
    • 76.8 x 103mm
    • 755g
    • Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF mounts
    • $899 price

    Read more: https://nikonrumors.com/2021/08/04/new-venus-optics-laowa-ff-ii-argus-35mm-f-0-95-lens-for-nikon-z-mount-coming-very-soon.aspx/#ixzz72b3XzoRD

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  • Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO

    Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is a magnificent f/0.95 standard lens for the Cropped Frame (APS-C) camera. Achieving the APO design, enjoy the clear images with well controlled chromatic aberration. It also coupled with 35cm closest focusing distance allows photographers to capture different perspectives with details of the object. With the maximum aperture of f/0.95, a breathtaking close-up shot with shallow depth of field can be easily captured. Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is blessed with crystal clear details, extraordinary sharpness and exquisite bokeh. It is the dream lens for every photographer.

    New Mount: Canon EOS-M
    Other mounts available: Nikon Z / Canon R / Sony E / Fuji X
    (Product Page: https://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-argus-33mm-f-0-95-cf-apo/ )

  • PR

    Venus Optics, the manufacturer specialized in making unique camera lenses, is proud to introduce Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF, the world's fastest 35mm lens and widest f/0.95 lens ever designed for full-frame cameras. It is a breakthrough in the camera lens industry, and it inherits Venus Optics' objective to offer innovative and groundbreaking products. It provides a wide 63.4° angle of view together with superb shallow depth of field for both photography and videography.

    Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF Key Features:

    • Wide perspective with an ultra-shallow depth of field
    • Ultra-fast f/0.95 aperture for low-light shooting
    • Superb sharpness at f/0.95
    • Aperture Ring Click Switch
    • Internal Focus Design
    • Low Focus Breathing with extended Focus Throw
    • Exquisite Bokeh

    Widest f/0.95 lens & Fastest 35mm lens for Full-Frame Format

    Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF is the FIRST full-frame 35mm with f/0.95 ultra-fast aperture. Makes it the fastest 35mm and widest f/0.95 lens in the market. The optical performance is maximized by incorporating 1 ED glass element, 1 aspherical lens element, and 4 high-refractive-index glass materials. The extraordinary shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh created by f/0.95 is the trump card for portraits. In the meanwhile, its unbeatable performance in low light conditions for obtaining sharp and outstanding images makes it a must-have tool for every photographer and videographer. The wide FoV allows more backgrounds being recorded into the image and thanks to the f/0.95 aperture, a shallow depth of field can still be achieved.

    Aperture Ring Click Switch

    The aperture ring click switch mechanism offers options for the photographer and videographer to choose either clicked or de-clicked aperture ring. No uneven exposure change when changing the aperture during shooting.

    Internal Focusing

    Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF inherits internal focusing characteristics from Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO. It maximizes the optical performance in both infinity focus and minimum focusing distance by enhancing stability. Also, it prevents dust or ashes from falling into the lens. This feature is extremely welcomed by videographers as accessories like matte boxes will not move while pulling focus. The absolute advantage for both photography and videography.

    Low Focus Breathing with Long Focus Throw

    The low focus breathing and long focus throw are perfect for narrative filming and selective focus control. It eliminates the distraction of the changes in the angle of view when moving the focus from one object to another. The accurate focusing obtained by the 300° focus thread makes it become the ideal lens for videography.

    Exquisite Bokeh

    The 15-aperture blade produces silky smooth, round bokeh without hard edges. A dreamy Bokeh adds character to the images which is perfect for visually appealing images.

    Technology breakthrough

    f/0.95 and wide-angle lenses with good optical performance are known to be heavy and bulky, making it inoperable in certain conditions. Dayong Li (Chief optics designer of Venus Optics) has managed to strike a balance between the ease of customer operation and optical performance. They push the optics design to another level by crafting a lens that can cover mainstream full-frame sensors, have a good optical performance, offer a wide perspective and extremely shallow depth of field.

    Pricing & Availability

    Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/) and authorized resellers. The US price for Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF is $899.  Pricing varies in different countries. The First 100 purchases on the web-store will get a free focus gear belt.