Officially announced: Venus Optics Laowa Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF lens for Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon R

Today Venus Optics officially announced the previously rumored Laowa Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF lens for Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon R. Here are the details:

  • Pre-orders now open (international shipping available)
  • Sample photos, technical specifications, MTF chart, and lens design diagram:

Lens key features:

  • Maximum aperture f/0.95
  • Close to Human Eyes Perspective
  • Outstanding Optical Performance atf/0.95
  • Aperture Ring Click Switch Mechanism
  • Internal Focusing
  • Low Focus Breathing

Sample photos (more available here):

Lens Laowa Argus 45m f/0.95 FF
Focal Length 45mm
Aperture f/0.95 – 16
Angle of View 51.3°
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Lens Structure 13 elements in 9 groups
(Aspherical Lens*1, ED glass*1, UHR glass*3)
Aperture Blades 15
Min. Focusing Distance 50cm (19.7″)
Dimensions About 76.8mm*110mm ( 3.02 x 4.3 ”)
Filter Thread 72mm
Max. Magnification 0.12X
Weight About 835g/ 1.84lb
(Without lens hood & both front cap and back cap)
Mounts Sony E / Nikon Z / Canon R



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