14 Jan Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and full-frame cameras
Source: DP Review
Venus Optics has announced the details of its new line of F0.95 Laowa Argus lenses, revealing the specifications of four ultra-fast manual lenses for an array of lens mounts. While there are four individual lenses, there are effectively three sub-series of Argus lenses for various imaging formats: MFT, APS-C and full-frame.
The release of these lenses has been a bit of a confusing one. While full specifications and even images of all four lenses has published across various rumor sites over the past few weeks, Venus Optics never published anything to confirm the lenses’ existence. We contact a Venus Optics spokesperson to clarify what was going on and they informed us this confusion was caused due to leaked presentation materials.
According to the representative, Venus Optics held an online event in China where it was showing off its upcoming products, including these new Argus-branded F0.95 lenses. It intended to do the same in other regions, but leakers shared the confidential presentation materials and, as a result, Venus Optics has decided to go with the flow and release the details without much fanfare. The images and information in this article is from the ‘strictly confidential’ presentation materials from Venus Optics, but we’ve been granted permission to share it.
With that out of the way, let’s take a look at what Venus
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