Laowa releases Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF lens

Laowa releases Argus 45mm f 0 95 FF lens

The Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF lens is the second full-frame member of the Argus f/0.95 series. This fast 45mm offers an extremely shallow depth of field with its 0.95 aperture. Laowa states the lens performs very well with a sharp image wide open.

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The Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF lens joins the Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF. Matt reviewed the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO Lens recently on the site and you can read that review here.

Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF Key features

  • Maximum aperture /0.95
  • Close to Human Eyes Perspective
  • Outstanding Optical Performance at f/0.95
  • Aperture Ring Click Switch Mechanism
  • Internal Focusing
  • Low Focus Breathing

Video Features

The lens has an aperture de-click switch for video use that enables the aperture to be fluid without the jump from each f-stop.

The internal focusing design also reduces focus breathing. It eliminates the distraction of the changes in the angle of view when moving the focus from one object to another. Together with the 300ยฐ focus thread makes it a good ideal lens for videography.


Focal Length45mm
Aperturef/0.95 – 16
Angle of View51.3ยฐ
Format CompatibilityFull Frame
Lens Structure13 elements in 9 groups(Aspherical Lens*1, ED glass*1, UHR glass*3)
Aperture Blades15
Min. Focusing Distance50cm (19.7โ€)
DimensionsAbout 76.8mm*110mm ( 3.02 x 4.3 โ€)
Filter Thread72mm
Max. Magnification0.12X
FocusManual Focus
WeightAbout 835g/  1.84lb
(Without lens hood & both front cap and back cap)
MountsSony E, Nikon Z, Canon R

Sample Images

Pricing & Availability

Laowa Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF is currently available to purchase via Venus Optics official website and authorized resellers. The US price is $799. Pricing varies in different countries.

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