Venus Optics has formally launched its newest lens: the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO prime lens for Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, and Nikon mirrorless APS-C cameras.
The corporate says that the “Argus” title is derived from the title of a Greek mythological guardian with 100 eyes and “all-seeing” imaginative and prescient. The Argus collection of lenses will supposedly embody this concept of unimaginable imaginative and prescient with vivid aperture and “distinctive” picture equality and the 33mm f/0.95 is the primary optic on this new line.
The brand new lens is comparatively small and light-weight at simply 3.26-inches lengthy and weighs simply 1.3 kilos.
The Argus 33mm f/0.95 encompasses a 62mm entrance filter thread, a 300-degree lengthy focus throw, and is made up of 14 components in 9 teams and incorporates one extra-low dispersion factor, one aspherical factor, and three excessive refraction glass components to suppress each lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberration, therefore its apochromatic moniker (APO).
Venus Optics says that this suppression is so efficient that the Argus has the perfect efficiency on this in any respect apertures in its class, and delivers “distinctive picture sharpness throughout the body.”
Venus Optics says that the f/0.95 most aperture gives an especially shallow depth of area that gives nice versatility for topic isolation and superb low mild efficiency. The diaphragm is nine-bladed which produces a easy, spherical bokeh with no onerous edges. The lens additionally encompasses a stepless aperture ring to be used in videography. Talking of videography, Venus Optics says that the corporate tried to compress the main target respiratory of the brand new lens to probably the most minimal degree in its class.
The Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 additionally has a really shut 1.15-foot shut focusing distance, which the corporate says will enable photographers to create “buttery easy bokeh with breathtaking close-up particulars.”
Beneath are a set of samples photos taken with the lens:
Whereas it is just guide focus, the lens does function absolutely inside focusing components which retains the lens the identical size throughout the main target vary. Whereas that is useful to maintain mud out of the inner mechanisms, Venus Optics additionally says that it’s helpful for videography purposes the place add-on equipment reminiscent of a matte field are sometimes used.