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Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO

21 September 2021
Maciej Latałło

6. Distortion



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The Argus 0.95/33 doesn't feature any contacts so the camera doesn't know what kind of lens is attached to it and it cannot correct any optical aberrations. That's why distortion in this case is exactly the same for JPEG and RAW files, amounting to -1.25%.

It is not a high result but contemporary standard lenses got us used to distortion levels amounting practically to zero. Results of 1-2% in absolute terms could happen in case of older, double gauss constructions. It's a pity the Argus is closer to these older, weaker instruments instead of the newer, better ones.

Nikon Z7, 33 mm, APS-C/DX, JPG
Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO - Distortion
Nikon Z7, 33 mm, APS-C/DX, RAW
Venus Optics LAOWA Argus 33 mm f/0.95 CF APO - Distortion