Venus Optics Announces Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO Lens


Venus Optics announces the latest addition to their Argus series of f/0.95 ultra-large aperture lenses, the Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO available in Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Fuji X and Canon EF-M mounts

The ultra-fast f/0.95 aperture makes shooting in low-light environments easier than ever and easily creates a dreamy look with the exceptionally shallow depth of field. Its APO design performs well at combating chromatic aberration and provides outstanding sharpness even at wide open. “Aperture Ring Click Switch” for freely transforming between clicked and de-clicked aperture. A low focus breathing eliminates the distraction of the changes in angle of view when moving the focus from one object to another. It weigh in at 575g (1.26lbs) and is priced at $549 USD.

Ultra-fast f/0.95 Aperture

From an eye-catching portrait to stunning low-light photography, an f/0.95 ultra-fast aperture is perfect for creating impactful images with its shallow depth of field. Creating great background separation for the main subject so that the viewers can focus on the essence of your images.

Incredible performance in low light

The lenses are built to offer an incredible low-light shooting performance. Both lenses can create excellent contrast from centre to corner. Perfect when you get limited time at dark sites or wants to increase the shutter speed.

Equivalent to 35mm Focal Length

Its 35mm (equivalent) focal length is ideal for landscape, street photography and as an everyday versatile moderate wide-angle lens and its ultra-fast aperture and the short minimum focusing distance can create some really unique shots.

Apochromat (APO) Design

Engineered with an Apochromatic Optical Design (APO) which suppresses longitudinal and lateral chromatic aberration across in-focus & out-of-focus areas. Purple fringing is controlled to the minimum even wide open. The APO design reduces the post-editing time substantially, giving photographers and videographers the best image performance.

Stunning Bokeh and Rendering

The lenses are assembled with 9 aperture blades, which can create round and pleasing bokeh. Alongside the shallow depth of field, it can produce glamorous and dreamy images.

Short Minimum Focusing Distance

Thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 13.38” (34cm), it can create an extremely blurry background, allowing the photographer to capture in different perspectives with details of the object. A breath-taking close up shot with shallow depth of field can be easily captured.

Aperture Ring Click Switch

The Aperture Ring Click Switch Mechanism offers options to photographers and videographers for choosing either clicked or de-clicked aperture ring, a great option for videographers when adjusting the aperture during shooting.

Low Focus Breathing

Both lenses have a relatively low focus breathing. It eliminates the distraction of the changes in the angle of view when moving the focus from one object to another, which is perfect for video shooting.

Internal Focusing

As with other lenses in the Argus series, the two new lenses also have the same internal focusing characteristics. It maximizes the optical performance in both infinity focus and minimum focusing distance. Also, it prevents dust from getting into the lens. And compatible with accessories designed to be set to a specific position like polarizers.



Focal Length: 25mm
Angle of View: 58.8°
Aperture Range: f/0.95-11
Format Compatibility: APS-C
Lens Structure: 14 elements in 9 groups
Aperture Blades: 9
Min. Focusing Distance: 13.38” (34cm)
Max. Magnification: 0.1X
Filter Thread: 62mm
Dimensions: Ø 71.5 x 81mm
Weight: About 575g
Mounts: Sony E / Nikon Z / Canon RF / Fuji X / Canon EF-M

Pricing & Availability

Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO is currently available to purchase from Venus Optics and authorized resellers at the US retail price of $549 for all mounts. Pricing may vary in different countries.

Order Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APS-C APO from Venus Optics


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