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. Not only does this series excel in low-light shooting with its ultra-large T1 aperture, it also creates an incredibly smooth focus roll-off. With an exceptionally small form factor, this lens series is ideal for cinematographers who seek a unique look and to accentuate dramatic character-centric effects in short films or portrait videography.
Available in Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z mount.

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!

Mesmerizing Argus Look

Argus T1 Cine Series is crafted with the artistry of a painter’s brush,

presenting a distinctive aesthetic that brings mesmerizing

“Argus” look with dreamy bokeh with great color rendition to

your visuals.

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 breathtaking 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 CineArgus 35mm T1 FF CineArgus 45mm T1 FF Cine

Focal Length


Aperture Range


Angle of View


Image Circle Diameter



Full FrameFull FrameFull Frame

Lens Structure

14 elements in 9 groups14 elements in 9 groups13 elements in 9 groups

Aperture Blades


Focus Throw


Aperture Throw


Focus Indicator

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

Min.Focusing Distance

1’3” / 0.4m1’7” / 0.5m1’7” / 0.5m

Max.Magnification Ratio


In-focus Driving Mode

Manual FocusManual FocusManual Focus

Filter Thread Size


Front Diameter



Ø3.34”x4.80” / Ø84.8mm*121.83mmØ3.34”x4.09” / Ø84.8mm*103.86mmØ3.34”x4.31” / Ø84.8mm*109.44mm


2.65lbs / 1200g2.09lbs / 950g2.35lbs / 1065g


Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RFSony E, Nikon Z, Canon RFSony 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

Additional information


28mm T1 FF: US$1499, 35mm T1 FF: US$1499, 45mm T1 FF: US$1499, 3-Lens Bundle (28mm+35mm+45mm): US$3999


Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF