LAOWA Argus 28mm F1.2 FF Announced

LAOWA Argus 28mm F1.2 FF: B&H Photo / Amazon

Cytron Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Akira Watanabe) has announced the launch of the LAOWA Argus 28mm F1.2 FF, a new camera lens brand from Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology (Venus Optics). It will be released on June 2, 2023.

“LAOWA Argus 28mm F1.2 FF” has a focal length of 28mm and a bright F-number of F1.2 that can be used for a wide range of shooting purposes, so it can be used not only for daily use in the daytime, but also for capturing precious moments in low light. It is a lens that can From the maximum aperture, it delivers overwhelming resolution and high optical performance.

■ Release overview
Product name: LAOWA Argus 28mm F1.2 FF
mount: SONY FE / Nikon Z / Canon RF / L mount

Suggested retail price: Open price
Estimated market price: Around 110,000 yen including tax
*Estimated market price is the price we estimate. , different from the actual selling price.
Release date: Friday, June 2, 2023

■Product Features
For a wide range of shooting applications

The angle of view of this lens is 75.4°, so it is possible to capture the surrounding environment of the subject and create works with a story. Combined with the open aperture value of F1.2, you can express in greater detail how sharp the background is, or how much the background is blurred to make the subject stand out. Flexibility of framing increases, and width of photography including portrait photography, snapshot photography, scenery photograph, starscape photograph increases.

The perfect companion for travel
Weighing just 562g*, this lens can be used for a wide range of photography applications. You can easily carry it with you, so you can record important moments while traveling.

The shallow depth of field achieved by the large F1.2 aperture lens
with a maximum aperture of F1.2 allows you to create fantastic images that make the subject stand out clearly. Combined with the beautiful bokeh effect that can only be achieved with a large aperture, you can shoot attractive images. It is also ideal for shooting in low light.

Beautiful bokeh effects
The 13 aperture blades allow you to enjoy smooth and dreamy bokeh effects. A more artistic expression is possible.

Superior image quality

A lens configuration of 13 elements in 7 groups, including 2 ultra-high-refraction lenses and 2 ultra-low-dispersion (ED) lenses, has been adopted. Even at the maximum aperture of F1.2, it provides sharp and excellent image quality to every corner.

62mm Filter Thread

Uses a threaded 62mm diameter filter thread. Since a filter holder is no longer required, the burden of carrying is reduced. Adoption of inner focus, which is also ideal for movie shooting. Since the focus lens moves inside and does not expand or contract, it is possible to maintain a working distance from the subject.

Click/clickless switching possible
Adopts a clickless switching function. By operating the switch, it is possible to switch whether or not the aperture ring clicks. You can select whether or not to use the click function according to the purpose of use.

■Product Features
LAOWA Argus 28mm F1.2 FF
Focal length: 28mm
Aperture range (F value): F1.2-F16
Angle of view: 75.4°
Format: Full frame
Lens construction: 13 elements in 7 groups (2 ED lenses, 2 ultra-high refractive lenses )
Number of aperture blades: 13
Shortest shooting distance: 50cm
Maximum magnification: 0.073x
Focusing: Manual focus (MF)
Filter thread: φ62mm
Size: Approx.φ68.5 x 106.31mm*
: Approx. / Nikon Z / Canon RF / L mount
* Values ​​for SONY FE mount. It depends on the mount.
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