Venus Optics has established themselves as a maker of unique lenses that often push the boundaries of design, and the new Argus 18mm f/0.95 MFT APO continues that trends by offering Micro Four Thirds photographers a versatile focal length paired with an extremely wide maximum aperture. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Peter Forsgård, this great video review takes a look at the Venus Optics Argus 18mm f/0.95 MFT APO lens. At $449, the Argus 18mm f/0.95 is quite affordable, but still offers a range of useful features. These include 14 elements in 8 groups (including two extra-low dispersion elements), APO design for reduced chromatic aberrations, 9 aperture blades for smoother bokeh, and reduced focus breathing for video work. Although the lens has a manual focus design, this is not as much of a hindrance as it used to be, as most modern cameras offer fairly robust and straightforward manual focus features. As long as you are not photographing fast action, it usually will not be much of a problem. Check out the video above for Forsgård's full thoughts on the lens.