Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95: image leaked of the new ultra fast lens

Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95
(Image credit: Sony Alpha Rumors)

UPDATE: Dayong Li, the CEO of Venus Optics, has recently uploaded a video to Facebook that demonstrates the performance of the upcoming Laowa 35mm f/0.95 lens. One of the things that Mr Li specifically demonstrates is the focus breathing capabilities of the lens. In the video you can see that the lens manages to keep subject proportions relatively similar throughout the focus range.

Focus breathing is the term used to describe a change in the subjects size as you move through the focus range. Essentially, objects will either increase or decrease in size as you change the area of focus, which isn't ideal when filming. The impressive focus breathing performance could make the Laowa 35mm f/0.95 lens a pretty tempting piece of glass for videographers.

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!