ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E

BH #ZE1228TE • MFR #2030-526
ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Affording an especially broad, 18mm equivalent field of view, the Sony E-mount Touit 12mm f/2.8 from ZEISS is a prime wide-angle lens well-suited for landscape, architecture, and interior shooting. A sophisticated Distagon optical design includes two aspherical elements and three low dispersion elements, which help to control a variety of aberrations, distortion, and color fringing in order to produce sharp, well-corrected imagery. A floating elements system is used, too, to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range. Individual elements also receive a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, suiting both photo and video use, this lens incorporates a DC autofocus motor to deliver especially fast, quiet, and precise focusing performance.
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ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Overview

Affording an especially broad, 18mm equivalent field of view, the Sony E-mount Touit 12mm f/2.8 from ZEISS is a prime wide-angle lens well-suited for landscape, architecture, and interior shooting. A sophisticated Distagon optical design includes two aspherical elements and three low dispersion elements, which help to control a variety of aberrations, distortion, and color fringing in order to produce sharp, well-corrected imagery. A floating elements system is used, too, to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range. Individual elements also receive a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, suiting both photo and video use, this lens incorporates a DC autofocus motor to deliver especially fast, quiet, and precise focusing performance.

Wide-angle prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 18mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in available-light conditions and is also ideal for astrophotography use.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
The optical design utilizes three anomalous partial dispersion elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
Two aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 7.1" to infinity.
DC autofocus motor delivers quick and quiet focusing performance to suit both stills and video shooting applications.

ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View99°
Minimum Focus Distance7.09" / 18 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.11x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.46 x 2.68" / 88 x 68 mm
Weight9.17 oz / 260 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.515 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 5.35 x 4.85"
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How well would this lens be expected to perform for shooting the milky way? I am currently shooting with the kit 18-35mm lens and am looking to take get better image quality when shooting at night than i can achieve with the kit lense. Is there a compatible Nex7 lens that would be recommended before this one? I don't mind if it would require an adapter, just looking for a good night photography lens with a reasonable price.
Asked by: Anonymous
In this focal range and price range I would say this is the best you could opt for to give you improved image quality over your 18-35mm kit lens. Sony offers a 16mm f2.8 lens but it would not give you the same field of view as this lens would, and the optical quality of this Zeiss lens is much greater than the Sony 16mm option.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this lens work on the new FF Sony E-mount cameras?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount) can be used on the full frame Sony E mount cameras, though the cameras will crop down to an APS-C size sensor mode. This lens is not designed to cover a full frame sensor.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What firmware version is installed on this lens?
Asked by: James W.
Our stock is updated with the latest firmware.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-04-15

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If I use this on my Sony Fs700 will it be cropped since the Fs700 is a super 35? I'm debating on buying it but not sure about its ability to perform in terms of video.
Asked by: Alex
There shouldnt be vignetting, no. Super 35 is roughly the same size as APS-C.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Anybody know if the lenses in the B&H stock have the newest firmware?
Asked by: Robert
Our stock is updated with the latest firmware.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-11-05

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Does this item come with an international warranty, or for the US only?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens comes with a 2-year USA limited warranty. If you are outside of the United States, please check with the manufacturer locally, to see if they will honor the USA warranty. This is entirely up to the discretion of the manufacture in question and out of the control of B&H.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can this lens be used on a full frame sensor?

Can this lens be used on a full frame sensor?
Asked by: larry
The ZEISS Touit lens will work on any Sony E mount camera. If the camera uses a FF sensor, the camera will recognize the lens is designed for APS-C sensors and will automatically crop the image. This feature can be turned off and the user can crop the image manually.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2019-03-19

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With the lack of focus marking points on this lens, is there a focus distance indicator on the XE-1 and XE-2? Primarily concerned about being able to manual focus and use infinity focus for night shots.
Asked by: Anonymous
Now there is, due to updates to the lens on the Zeiss website. You can update the lens and acquire this as well as faster autofocus and PDAF recognition for newer bodies.
Answered by: Andrew P.
Date published: 2019-08-31
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