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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount)

You Pay: $999.00
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Designed for APS-C-Sized Sensors
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18mm
  • Floating Element Design
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Rigid Metal Construction
  • Rubberized Control Rings
  • Supports All Fujifilm X Camera Functions

The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount) is a wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for use on APS-C-sized image sensors, and as such provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm. This lens is compatible with Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.

The Distagon design of this lens integrates a floating element design that includes two aspherical elements and three partial-dispersion elements to reduce aberrations and distortion to produce high image clarity, sharpness, and even brightness. Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have also been applied to all lens surfaces to improve light transmission and image contrast by minimizing surface reflections, lens flare, and ghosting.

The construction of the lens features a metal lens barrel with rubberized control rings for high precision when manually focusing. A rigid metal bayonet mount ensures accurate alignment and a nearly circular nine-blade aperture works to produce an aesthetic out-of-focus highlight quality.

Fujifilm X Compatibility
Designed for use on Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm. The lens offers complete compatibility with all camera functions, including accurate autofocus and exposure control. It features a wide f/2.8 maximum aperture that aids in low-light shooting as well as greater control over the focus plane for shallow depth of field and selective focus applications.
Optical Design
This lens features the Distagon optical design with a floating element construction and includes two aspherical elements and three partial dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion while offering increased sharpness and even illumination. Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Physical Design
The lens features a rigid, durable metal barrel with rubberized control rings to provide improved handling abilities. The metal bayonet mount ensures a solid connection between the camera and lens, and a nine-blade, nearly circular aperture is used to smoothly render out-of-focus highlights.
Performance
Focal Length 12mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 18 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Fujifilm X mount
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 99°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.09" (18 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
Elements/Groups 11/8
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.56 x 3.39" (65 x 86 mm)
Weight 9.52 oz (270 g)
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount)
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    ZeissTouit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount)
     
    4.8

    (based on 20 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
    • Strong construction (14)
    • Consistent output (13)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Low light (8)
      • Night photography (5)
      • Weddings (3)
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      5.0

      Fantastic Super-Wide-Angle

      By Chris

      from Berlin

      Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

      I love this view. Excellent quality. My favorite lens.
      The aperture ring for the Fujifilm is nice, although it needs to be checked from time to time because it doesn't really lock.
      The soft touch rubber ring for focus collects sand or dust - the only thing I don't like.

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      5.0

      simply delightful

      By MarcusB

      from Sydney, Australia

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

        Anything wide - this lens has minimal distortion and is a delight to use. The build quality is evident in the hand from first use. Crisp detail and lack of any evident imperfections - cannot recommend highly enough.

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        5.0

        Amazing ultra-wide lens!

        By Duluthian

        from Duluth, MN

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

          Been putting this lens thru the paces and I'm blown away by it. Can't say enough good things about it! Without question the best ultra-wide I've ever used by any manufacturer. It's been a long time since I had owned a Zeiss lens (not since my film days) but I was reminded very fast why I used to love shooting with Zeiss. Sharp as a tack, AF works fast & accurate on my X-Pro 1, very little distortion and great color & contrast. I like the build quality and the rubber rings turn nice. I had a hard time deciding between this and the Fuji 14mm and 10-24mm zoom. I have no doubts they are both amazing lenses. But I went with this because I was afraid 14mm wouldn't be wide enough and I didn't want to be limited to the f4 max opening on the zoom. No regrets at all with this lens!

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          4.0

          Great wide angle lens

          By Laidbackdood

          from Brea, CA

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

            Extremely sharp wide angle lens. Used on X-E2. As others have mentioned, the aperture ring is super loose which makes it easy to knock. The focus is fast and accurate and the focus distance is very close as is the usual case with wide lenses. The build is good and solid, but the flared lip is a little annoying and the focus ring is a little narrow. It may have been easier if the focus was ribbed instead of smooth.

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            4.0

            Great Lens

            By Acey

            from Bed Stuy

            About Me Photography Student

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

            I had bought the 8mm as I wanted a fisheye for my Fuji X-E1, the only other option was the Zeiss 12mm, but the difference in price was pretty drastic. The SamYang being like 350.00 and the Zeiss being about 900.00 and not knowing how much use I would get out of a fisheye, I tried the Samyang. Which was terrible. Then, B&H did a sale on the 12mm and the 32mm for $ ! Traded in my Samyang, sold the 32mm, and ended up getting this for about $! And WOW! Great lens. So nice…my only complaint is that it's a pretty big lens. And one of the reasons I like my X-E1 is that is' pretty compact. That aside, totally worth it if you have an Xmont and want a Fisheye. It doesn't so super weird fish eye, but rather….super wide.

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            5.0

            Instant favorite lens

            By AZ Rockrunner

            from Furnix, AZ

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Dirt Magnet Rubber Ring

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

            I took this lens and the 18-55 kit lens to my daughter college orientation day, and I ended up using this lens all the time. It is great in small room, event, building , structure. Its short focal distance made it useful for 2-3 people facial shot too. The color and picture quality, needless to say, it is a Zeiss lens.

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            5.0

            Great UWA for Fuji X

            By Manny the photographer

            from Mayaguez, PR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • 67mm filter size
            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

            I purchased this lens for landscape photography after using the 14mm XF for a year. Both lenses are very good, providing sharp pictures with good colors and very little distortion. This lens provides a wider field of view but is a bit larger in size. In terms of IQ the two lenses seem to be very similar.

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            4.0

            Get one!

            By mehdit

            from San Diego, CA

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                  Suberb ultra wide lens.
                  Fantastic build quality
                  Integrates perfectly with fufi x-cameras manual focus mode.
                  Only complaint is I sometimes fumble for the focus ring - the smooth rubber looks great, but knurled rubber would be easier to feel

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                  4.0

                  tway22

                  By tway22

                  from hayward, ca

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                    Really good lens that I bought bundled with the 32mm(also good lens). The only thing that bothered me was that the aperture ring was so loose like others have said. It moves with the slightest touch. Other than that, it's a great wide angle lens on my X-E2. It's very sharp.

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                    5.0

                    love it

                    By awesomesauce

                    from New York, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light

                      Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                      It's a beautiful wide angle lens. Very sharp. Craftsmanship is great. It feels like a very solid and well-engineered piece of machinery in your hands. I've been enjoying it for architectural and interior shots. It's also a lot of fun used with my dogs to get those puppy-looking big nose shots. Very cute. Highly recommended!

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                      4.0

                      Shaprs!

                      By johnnymiyake

                      from Singapore

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Sharp
                      • Vibrant color

                      Cons

                      • Plastic Body

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                      sharp lens, vibrant color.
                      pity it is not metal body.
                      I ordered it to ship to Singapore, and I got it within 5 days!
                      This kind of service and price offering will kill local retailers soon... lol
                      Will get more stuffs from here definitely.

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                      5.0

                      Incredibly Happy So Far

                      By Nivaun

                      from Kingston, WA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Smooth Fstop And Focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Haven't found any yet

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                      I am using this lens on a Fujifilm X-T1, X-E2, and X-Pro1 with fantastic results.

                      This lens is very sharp even at the edges, the color accuracy is superb, and I love how smoothly the f/stop ring works. For my taste the f/stop ring feels just right, not too stiff nor too loose and easily readable.

                      Both my Touit lenses have an elegant build quality that complements their optical precision.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent but too big

                      By Martin

                      from Fairfax, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Feel
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Size

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                      I already had the Fuji 14 mm, and I wanted an even wider lens. I had not reckoned on the larger size of the Touit. I ended up returning it. For me, the Fuji X system is all about compact size. If I am willing to carry a large camera, I have DSLRs and MF cameras. If I'm not, then this lens will stay at home. For the extra field of view of 12 mm vs 14 mm, I'm not willing to pay the size penalty.The image quality, mechanical build "feel" and autofocus performance were excellent. The aperture ring is a tad too loose when leaving the "A" setting...I'd rather have a significant effort required to take it out of "A".

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                      5.0

                      best wide for X-t1

                      By Dienson

                      from Sounth california

                      About Me Casual Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                        for landscape
                        clear and detail, contrast and colourful, at F4 sharp all frame
                        light easy to hang around
                        special is good deal for 12mm & 32mm

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                        5.0

                        Very, very sharp

                        By Debbie photographer

                        from New York City

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Sharp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Street scenes
                          • Video

                          Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                          I love this lens! I only take it off my camera to put on the Touit Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 both are fantastic_ insanely sharp

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                          5.0

                          Pretty great lens

                          By Incisive Elroy

                          from Alberta, Canada

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                            My first wide angle prime; but I am comparing using the Zeiss 2.8/12mm on the X-T1 with the Canon 17-40 mm L lens on my 5DIII, and it is really pretty amazing. I had expected it to be an 18 mm equivalent based on the 1.5x APS-C format that the X-T1 supposedly has. Side-by-side, the lens compares to the 20 mm setting on my Canon lens, for what that is worth--certainly a nice wide angle, but not a fisheye by any means. The build quality and ergonomics are probably better than the good quality Fuji glass, which is not a slam at the Fuji--I really like the XF line. The lens hood is great but will definitely throw a shadow when used with a flash on the X-T1, probably worse on an X-E1/2 or X-Pro1 (haven't tried, though). I did the lens firmware upgrade but don't see a difference, yet at least. Two thumbs up overall.

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                            5.0

                            Great lens, one drawback

                            By Scooter

                            from Palm Desert, California

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography

                              Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                              I purchased this lens to use with a new XE-2 system prior to a trip to Israel and Jordan. The lens performed incredibly well, and it became my lens of choice for places like Old City Markets in Jerusalem, and for the scenic chasms of Petra.
                              My only comment for improvement in this lens-camera combination is that if you carry the camera and lens cradled in your left hand so that you can raise it to your face for either eye level or or LCD viewing, it is easy to rotate the aperture ring unknowingly. The f-stop clicks are very soft, too soft, and I preferred to shoot on the red A, or all automatic, setting. I often found that the aperture ring had been rotated without intention, placing the camera in an aperture priority mode. Even if the information is visible in the viewfinder, if your are trying for rapid composition and fire, it is not realistic to try to absorb all of that information and shoot quickly at the same time. The only way that I knew that the aperture ring had slipped to f-22 or further is by the sound of the obviously slower shutter speed.
                              This is a great lens that could be improved, in my judgement, by either more definite f-stop clicks, or some kind of lock on the A setting.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent lens

                              By Andy

                              from Central Washington

                              Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                              This lens is insanely wide. Super sharp glass, well-built. I don't know anything about the Fuji 14mm to compare, but I'm glad I opted for this one. I also bought the Zeiss 32mm and the Fuji 18mm and 60mm. All are excellent, but the Zeiss do stand out from the Fuji. I only wish Zeiss made an 18mm.

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                              5.0

                              Great lens, even for IR

                              By Mlessa

                              from Bethesda, Maryland

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                                Exceptional lens, a true Zeiss ! I'm using it with a Fuji X-E1 converted to infra-red. It gives wonderful color and contrast and does not have hot spots at any aperture.

                                It gives beautiful color in the X-Pro. I would recommend it for all uses !

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                                5.0

                                Perfection

                                By grubba

                                from Raleigh, NC

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Fujifilm X-Mount):

                                  Perfect says it all. I just moved from DSLR to mirrorless and couldn't be happier with this lens.

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