A Review of the New Venus Optics Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO Lens

Venus Optics has established themselves as a company that produces unique and high-quality lenses that enable new and interesting creative approaches. Their newest lens is the Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO, made for a wide variety of APS-C mirrorless cameras. This excellent video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Dylan Goldby, this great video review takes a look at the new Venus Optics Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO for APS-C mirrorless cameras. Made for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Canon EF-M, and Fuji X mounts and offerings an approximately 40mm equivalent focal length, the lens comes with a variety of features, including: 

  • Apochromatic design for reduced aberrations and improved image quality
  • 14 elements in nine groups
  • Nine aperture blades for smoother bokeh
  • 34 cm minimum focusing distance (0.15x maximum magnification)
  • Manual focus design
  • 3.2 inches (8.1 cm) long
  • 20.3 ounces (575 g)

Altogether, the Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO looks like it offers impressive image quality, particularly for such a wide aperture, all in a relatively portable pack, making it a candidate for a wide variety of applications. Check out the video above for Goldby's full thoughts on the lens. 

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