The Venus Optics Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO is an ultra-fast handbook focus lens for APS-C mirrorless our bodies, obtainable for Sony E, Canon RF, Fujifilm X and Nikon Z mount cameras ($500, obtainable now).

We tried out the Fujifilm model and located the lens a tad unwieldy to make use of for nonetheless pictures resulting from its heft (590g / 1.31lbs) and the very fact there is no digital communication between lens and digicam physique, that means no handbook focus help (at the very least when mounted on Fujifilm our bodies). Nonetheless, zooming into 100% proved satisfactory sufficient to nail focus for almost all of our pictures.

Extra importantly, this hefty chunk of glass and steel produces some pretty photographs, even large open. And we predict it’s going to be a tempting choice for video of us on the lookout for a quick, but cheap prime lens. So as to add to its attraction: the step-less aperture ring strikes easily and the handbook focus ring is well-damped; focus respiratory can be fairly effectively managed.

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