The first photo of the hotly anticipated Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 lens has leaked

Dec 15, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The first photo of the hotly anticipated Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 lens has leaked

Dec 15, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It was rumoured way back in January, and expected “soon”, but now it looks like it might finally be on the way very soon. The first photo has leaked of what is expected to be Venus Optics’ new Laowa FF II Argus 35mm f/0.95 lens for both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. This means we can likely expect it to come in both Nikon F & Z as well as Canon EF & RF mounts. Chances are we’ll see Sony E and Leica L, too.

As to which mounts will come first, though, is anybody’s guess.

Naturally, there aren’t really any specs yet, other than the fact that it has a 35mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/0.95. The “FF” in the name would suggest that it’s designed for full-frame sensors and not APS-C. Looking at the photo, though, it looks like a pretty compact lens for a full-frame lens with such a large wide aperture. I think given this small stature, it’s likely going to be a manual focus lens.

Also, there’s obviously no word on a potential price. I can’t imagine it’ll be cheap, but I’m very interested to see how it performs once we start to see some real images shot with it.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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