A Review of the New Venus Optics Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF Lens

Venus Optics, well known for creating some of the most unique lenses available, recently released the Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF, which offers an extremely wide maximum aperture in tandem with a popular in-between focal length. This great video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the new Venus Optics Laowa Argus 28mm f/1.2 FF lens. 28mm is a classic in-between focal length, offering a bit more room than a 35mm without the distinct wide angle look of a 24mm, making it great for street work, weddings, landscapes, and more. The new Laowa 28mm comes with a range of features, including:

  • Mounts: L mount, Nikon Z, Canon RF, Sony E 
  • 13 elements in 7 groups (two ED glass and two UHR glass, plus one aspherical for improved sharpness)
  • 13 rounded aperture blades for especially smooth bokeh
  • Weight: 19.82 oz (562 g)

Altogether, while it will not break any sharpness records, particularly wide open, the 28mm f/1.2 looks like a fairly unique lens that could be a lot of fun. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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