Anhui, China—Venus Optics released the Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO lens. The new lens, for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera system, boasts an ultrafast f/0.95 aperture. As a result, it achieves a remarkably shallow depth of field to create a dreamy rendering that separates the subject from the background.
Its APO design also minimizes chromatic aberration. Consequently, photographers and videographers benefit from the flexibility of shooting in low–light situations with the lowest possible ISO settings or a faster shutter speed.
Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO Specs
The new Argus APO lens consists of 14 elements in 8 groups. It employs one aspherical lens, one ED (extra-low dispersion) glass, as well as three UHR (ultrahigh refractive index) glass elements. As a result, the lens captures sharp image even at its maximum aperture of f/0.95.
Furthermore, since the APO design minimizes chromatic aberrations across the frame, less effort in post-editing is needed for correcting color fringing. It also features internal focusing to allow photographers to use accessories like polarizers with stability. Plus, it prevents dust from falling into the lens.
In addition, due to its internal focusing design, the lens offers low focus breathing for video recording. It eliminates the distraction of the changes in the angle of view when moving the focus from one object to another. Also, the lens has a 300° focus throw for a more accurate focus, enabling photographers and videographers to focus to a precise focus point.
Another notable spec is its 9 aperture blades that help create its pleasing bokeh.
Additionally, with a 9.8-foot minimum focusing distance, the lens has a full-metal build that accepts 62mm threaded filters. The aperture ring and focus ring also have deep grooves for better handling.
Venus Optics’ Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO lens has suggested retail price of $399.