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Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 10, 2021 07:53PM
Could be a lot of fun. Me? I stink at manual focus.




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Venus Optics has just unveiled the fastest 35mm prime lens available for full frame mirrorless cameras: the Laowa 35mm f/0.95 FF.
Available for Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E-mounts, this manual focus lens will go on sale for $899. The lens does not have any electronic contacts to communicate data to the camera, and does not include weather sealing. 14 elements sit in 9 groups and featuring 1 ED glass element, 1 aspherical lens element and 4 high-refractive-index glass materials. The diaphragm uses 15 blades and the aperture ranges from f/0.95 through to f/16. The angle of view is 63.4°.

The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 19.7 inches (50 cm), the front filter thread is 72 mm, and at a little over 4 inches in length (10.3 cm) and 3 inches (7.68 cm) in width, the lens weighs in at around 1.66 lb (755 g




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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 10, 2021 08:51PM
Why does Laowa insist on making dead lenses?
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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: JoeM
Date: September 10, 2021 09:44PM
And the Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO Lens for Sony APS-C is $499:

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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 10, 2021 11:30PM
That bokeh is distractingly terrible.

And I'm awful at manual focus. Having rented an f/1.2 lens, I decided that my happy place is f/1.8.
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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 11, 2021 05:50AM
wow, I never realized manual focus was a lost art. I found AF to be cumbersome on short lenses, the sensors were never where I wanted the subject to be.



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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 11, 2021 07:06AM
Manual focus on Sonys can be pretty easy using focus peaking.
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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 11, 2021 10:59AM
I get great satisfaction from getting a shot in Full Manual mode with manual focus, living on the edge... Camera
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Re: Today's interesting 3rd party lens: Laowa 35mm f/0.95 Lens Canon R, Nikon Z, Sony manual focus $899
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 11, 2021 11:36AM
I'm sure someone out there can make good use of it. Maybe turn night into day.
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