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Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF Lens Announced for Sony E, Leica L, Nikon Z and Canon R

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Venus Optics announced Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF full-frame lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and L mount.

The US price for Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF is USD 599 for all mounts (Sony FE / Nikon Z / Canon RF / L mount). Pricing may vary in different countries. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&HPhoto.

Venus Optics, the innovative camera lens manufacturer is releasing a new Argus (Ultra-fast Aperture Series) – Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF. It has a modern take on the classic and versatile 28mm focal length. Rendering impressive sharpness and optical performance even at wide-open. Work beautifully as an everyday lens in the day and in low-light situations as well. The slightly wider AoV(compare to 35mm and 50mm) can be handy when doing street, landscape, and even environmental portraits. A 62mm filter thread is available for any screw-in filters, giving photographers the option to create shallow DoF images even when the sun is up. The lens itself is only about 562g and 68.5 x 106mm in size. Making it an excellent travel companion.

An Extremely Versatile Focal Length

The 28mm has an AoV of 75.4°. Compared to the trendy 50mm and 35mm, the lens can capture slightly more details from the environment which could help to tell a better story. Pair with the f/1.2 aperture, photographers can now have more control over how much background information is to be included and how isolated the subject is from its surrounding. This also gives more flexibility when framing the scene. Perfect for many uses including street, documentary, landscape, portrait, and even astrophotography.

A Perfect Travel Companion

Despite being so versatile, the lens only weighs 562g(19.82oz), which makes it a perfect travel companion for someone who loves records of every precious moment with a camera.

Ultra-fast f/1.2 Aperture

With its f/1.2 Ultra-Fast Aperture, the lens can easily create a shallow depth of field and allow for easy subject separation. The large aperture is also good for getting lovely bokeh that gives the image a touch of artistic sense.

Lovely and Expressive Bokeh with the 13-blade aperture

With the 13-blade aperture, this 28mm lens can render creamy round bokeh on out-of-focus backgrounds. It is smoother and hence more appealing in the scenes with some light source at the back.

Perfect for low-light shooting

Photographers can shoot with a faster shutter speed in low-light environments without bumping the ISO up, well-suited for night photography.

Remarkable Sharpness at f/1.2

Consists of 2 UHR and 2 ED glasses, the 28mm is able to deliver a sharpness with stunning details and contrast even wide-open at f/1.2.

Video Friendly

The 28mm lens is not only suited for photography. Its design is also optimized for fitting the needs of videographers.

Internal Focusing

The design of internal focusing avoids collision of the lens and other objects. And it can use the accessories designed to be set to a specific position such as polarizers. It also prevents dust from falling into the lens.

Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF Lens Specifications

Name Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF
Format Full Frame
Focal Distance 28mm
Aperture Range f/1.2-16
Angle of View 75.4°
Lens Structure 13 elements in 7 groups(2 ED glass and 2 UHR glass)
Aperture Blades 13 blades
Min. Shooting Distance 50cm
Max. Magnification 0.073X
Focusing System MF
Filter Thread Ø 62mm
Dimensions Ø 68.5*106.31mm
Weight About 562g
Mounts Sony E/ Nikon Z/ Canon RF/ L mount