Venus Optics has announced the Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO, a manual lens for APS-C camera systems.
The lens is constructed of 14 elements in 9 groups, including one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element and three ultra-high-refraction elements. Venus Optics says these elements help ‘to suppress both lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberration (CA) to the minimal at all apertures in its class.’
Below is a sample gallery of images captured with the Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO lens on various cameras:
Other features include an aperture range of F0.95 through F11 (with a step less aperture ring), a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focusing distance of 35cm (14″) and a 62mm front filter thread. Venus Optics says the lens also features minimal focus breathing and a long focus throw (300-degrees), making it ideal for cinematography. The lens measures in at 83mm (3.26″) long, 71.5mm (2.81″) in diameter and weighs 590g (1.31lbs).
Below is an overview of the lens attached to a Sony A6600:
The Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO are available to purchase on Venus Optics’ website for Canon RF, Fuji X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems for $499. Fuji X and Sony E mount models are expected to ship in early May while the Canon RF and Nikon Z mount models are expected to ship in mid May.