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Laowa Argus T1 Cine Series (Full-Frame)

Laowa Argus T1 Cine Series (Full-Frame)

Introducing the Argus T1 Cine Series, available in Full-Frame, Super35 & MFT formats, with focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 45mm. This series offers a unique aesthetic and delivers mesmerizing shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh.

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First Full-Frame T1 Ultra-Large Aperture Cine Series

The Argus T1 Cine Series is the first T1 ultra-high speed cine series to offer a wider 28mm and 35mm focal length in Full-Frame format. 
Get yours now and be ready for your cinematography journey! 

Ultra Large T1 Aperture

The ultra-large T1 aperture of the Laowa Argus T1 cine lenses offers the capability to achieve a remarkably shallow depth of field with a smooth focus roll-off, 
immersing the audience in a delightful and dreamy atmosphere, like losing in a reverie.

Shallow Depth of Field & Dreamy Bokeh

The selective focus creates emphasis on the subject and directs the audience’s attention as intended by the filmmaker. 
Additionally, it contributes to a clean frame by effectively blurring the background, making the subjects stand out.

Superb Sharpness and Contrast at T1 Wide Open

While ultra-large apertures often encounter chromatic aberration, the Argus T1 Cine series is meticulously designed to deliver exceptional optical performance. 
These lenses minimize chromatic aberration, ensuring maintained contrast and sharpness even when shooting wide open at T1 aperture.

Impeccable Low-light Shooting Performance

The T1 aperture provides a notable advantage when shooting in low-light conditions. This proves particularly beneficial for productions where additional 
lighting setup is restricted. Filmmakers can capture clean shots without needing to excessively increase the ISO.

Depth of Field Comparison





Close Focusing Distance Up To 7.88” / 0.2m

The series boasts an impressive close focusing distance of up to 7.88″ / 0.2m*. This enables the capture of breath-taking shots with a beautifully blurred background, 
while retaining intricate subject details. It introduces fresh and captivating perspectives to enhance your footage.

Consistent Color Rendition 

& Lens Performance Across The Series


Every focal length within the Argus T1 Cine Series is meticulously crafted to deliver consistent color rendition and lens performance. 
This minimizes the requirement for extensive editing in post-production process after utilizing different focal lengths, 
ensuring seamless visual consistency across your projects.

Professional Cine Housing

The Argus T1 Cine series is fully ready for all types of cine productions with unified gear positions & a dual-scale design.

0.8 MOD GEAR – For both aperture and focus ring
80mm Outer Diameter & 77mm Filter Thread – Designed to accommodate the common matte boxes or filters
Internal Focusing – Avoid the need to rebalance the gimbal by preventing the lens barrel from extending
Lens Supporting Thread – Relieve the weight reliance on the camera mount

Available in Full-Frame, S35 & M4/3 Format

The Argus T1 Cine Series is available in Full-Frame, S35, and MFT formats. It offers common mirrorless mounts such as 
Sony E, Fuji X, Nikon Z, Canon RF & MFT Mount.
FF(28/35/45mm – E/R/Z)  |  S35(18/25/33mm – E/R/Z/X)  |  MFT(18/25mm – M4/3 Mount) 



Argus 28mm T1 FF Cine Argus 35mm T1 FF Cine Argus 45mm T1 FF Cine

Focal Length

28mm 35mm 45mm

Aperture Range

T1-16 T1-16 T1-16

Angle of View

75.2° 63.4° 51.3°

Image Circle Diameter

Ø43.3mm Ø43.3mm Ø43.3mm


Full Frame Full Frame Full Frame

Lens Structure

14 elements in 9 groups 14 elements in 9 groups 13 elements in 9 groups

Aperture Blades

15 15 15

Focus Throw

211° 270° 270°

Aperture Throw

92° 85° 92°

Focus Indicator

Metric & Imperial (Dual Scale) Metric & Imperial (Dual Scale) Metric & Imperial (Dual Scale)

Min.Focusing Distance

1’3” / 0.4m 1’7” / 0.5m 1’7” / 0.5m

Max.Magnification Ratio

0.11x 0.11x 0.11x

In-focus Driving Mode

Manual Focus Manual Focus Manual Focus

Filter Thread Size

Ø77mm Ø77mm Ø77mm

Front Diameter

80mm 80mm 80mm


Ø3.34”x4.80” / Ø84.8mm*121.83mm Ø3.34”x4.09” / Ø84.8mm*103.86mm Ø3.34”x4.31” / Ø84.8mm*109.44mm


2.65lbs / 1200g 2.09lbs / 950g 2.35lbs / 1065g


Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF

Sample Footage

“Lost in Reverie”

Shot by Kiva Huang

Lens: Laowa Argus 18+25+33mm S35 Argus

Camera: Sony FX30


Shot by Whitesneakers NYC

Lens: Laowa Argus 35mm Argus FF

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