Laowa confirms f/0.95 Argus lens line – will Nikon be Noct off its pedestal?

Laowa confirms f/0.95 Argus lenses – will Nikon be Noct off its pedestal?

An exciting new line of fast glass has been confirmed by Laowa, which is sure to thrill all you speed demons out there: Argus will be a lineup of superfast f/0.95 lenses. 

A number of manufacturers already produce f/0.95 lenses, from the affordable Mitakon Speedmaster to the unaffordable Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. However, rather than just a single lightning-speed lens, Argus will be a full series of f/0.95 optics. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.