Lens review

Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO

Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO
21 September 2021
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

I've emphasized time and again how I like Laowa approach. They almost always add a twist to every construction and, as a result, most of their devices are unique, without any direct rivals in line-ups of other competitors on the market. Let me be repetitive and praise them again – by launching the Argus series on the market they do deserve some warm words.

The Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO is the first representative of that series, a manual lens designed for APS-C sensors and produced with the following mount variations: Canon EOS-M, Canon R, Fuji X, Nikon Z, and Sony E. The lens provides an angle of view of 46 degrees, practically with a perfect accordance with the angle of classic, full frame 50 mm devices. The aperture of f/0.95 allows you to explore some possibilities of a shallow depth of field and have a lot of creative fun.

Let's not beat around the bush – we tested the Argus 0.95/33 thoroughly and in the following chapters you will find our impressions. Enjoy your reading!

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We would like to thank FoxFoto the distributor of Voigtlander products in Poland, for sending us one specimen of the tested lens very quickly.

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Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO - Introduction

Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO - Introduction

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