Confirmed: new Venus Optics Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APO (APS-C) and 18mm f/0.95 APO (MFT) lenses coming later today


I can now confirm the two new upcoming Laowa Argus lenses from Venus Optics (previously reported here):

Laowa CF Argus 25mm f/0.95 APO lens for APS-C cameras:



Lens specifications
Release date October 25, 2022 initial price
mount E/EFM/RF/X/Z Shortest shooting distance 0.34m
format APS-C Maximum magnification 0.1 times
Focal length 25mm filter diameter 62mm
lens configuration 14 elements in 9 groups image stabilization
open aperture F0.95 Teleconverter
minimum aperture F11 coating not clear
Aperture blade 9 sheets
Size, weight, etc.
size φ71.5×81mm Dust and splash proof
weight 575g AF Midfielders
others Aperture ring (click switching) / no electronic contact

Laowa Argus 18mm f/0.95 APO for MFT cameras:



Lens specifications
Release date October 25, 2022 initial price
mount MFT Shortest shooting distance 0.2m
format 4/3 Maximum magnification 0.15 times
Focal length 18mm filter diameter 62mm
lens configuration 14 elements in 8 groups image stabilization
open aperture F0.95 Teleconverter
minimum aperture F11 coating not clear
Aperture blade 9 sheets
Size, weight, etc.
size φ80×83.35mm Dust and splash proof
weight 500g AF Midfielders
others Aperture ring (click switching) / no electronic contact

The two new Laowa lenses from Venus Optics are…

Laowa CF Argus 25mm f/0.95 APO First Look

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