Venus Optics has released its Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 with a Micro Four Thirds mount, offering a 50mm (35mm equivalent) coverage angle in a video friendly design.

Angled view of the new Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO lens. (Source: Venus Optics.)

The latest in the Argus large-aperture series, this new lens is the first Argus lens with a M4/3 mount. It features a full-metal lens design with internal focusing and low focus breathing. The optical configuration consists of 14 elements in eight groups with one aspherical element, one element made from ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and three elements made from UHR (Ultra High Refraction) glass to miminise chromatic aberration across the frame, while producing sharp images. A 300-degree focus throw is introduced to allow more precise focusing with this fully manual lens. Nine diaphragm blades contribute to attractive rendering of out-of-focus backgrounds and foregrounds, drawing

viewers’ eyes to the focal point of the image.

The Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO lens weighs just 570 grams and is 86 mm long with a diameter of 71 mm. It accepts 62 mm diameter filters and has a minimum focus of 25 cm. The US price for Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 MFT APO is $399. Click here to visit the product page for more information.