Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 Pre-Order at B&H Photo and Additional Reviews

The Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 is now available for pre-order also at BHphoto here.

If you prefer, you can get it directly at the Venus Optics Store here.

As for reviews, we have already shared a first roundup that includes the review of Jonas Rask in this article. A few more can be found below, including the review of that guy, who declared FujiRumors the best rumor website of all out there. If you want to find out which are the best and worst website according to him, check out this article.

Review Roundup

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Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO Released and Shipping Early May – Jonas Rask Review

Venus Optics finally announced the long awaited Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95. You can get your copy directly at Venus Lens here.

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. The ultra-fast aperture lens with APO is perfect for low light photography, shallow depth of field portrait and narrative videography. It is blessed with crystal clear details, extraordinary sharpness and exquisite bokeh.

Shipping starts from Early May for Fuji X and Sony E mount.
The Nikon Z and Canon RF will be shipped from Mid May.

Key Features:

  • f/0.95 Ultra Fast Aperture -APO (Apochromatic Optical Design)
  • 35cm closest focusing distance
  • Long Focus Throw
  • Low Focus Breathing
  • Internal Focusing
  • Stepless Aperture Ring
  • Exquisite Bokeh


The official presentation Argus line page can be found at venuslens here (fastest shipping option), and orders are taken here (free worldwide shipping).

Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 First Review and Sample Images

The Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 has already been announced in China.

This is why a FR-reader found a review of the lens already in Chinese on youtube (used on a Sony A6600).

As usual, I am going to save your time by going through the automatic google youtube translation and make a summary for you as well as share a few screenshots.

You’ll find it all down below.


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Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 Coming Soon: Additional Specs and Product Images

A lot has leaked about the Venus Optics Laowa 33mm f/0.95 already.

The lens is scheduled to be released soon according to Polish store Foxfoto, who also shared a few product images as well as the specs.

  • Focal length: 33 mm
  • Luminous: f / 0.95
  • Field of View: 46.2 °
  • Focus from: 0.35 m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.125x
  • Maximum aperture: 16
  • Number of leaves at the aperture: 9
  • Focusing mechanism: MF
  • Construction: 14 elements / 9 groups (1 aspherical lens, 1 ED glass, 3 high refractive index)
  • Filter size: 62 mm
  • Available mounts: Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z, Sony E
  • Dimensions: 71.5 x 83 mm
  • Weight: 590 g.

In addition, the lens is to be distinguished by a large rotation range of the focus ring, internal focusing, minimal “breathing” during sharpening and a “continuously working” aperture ring (google translated).

Laowa Lenses for Fujifilm X and GFX can be found at VenusOptics, BHphoto and AmazonUS.

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