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.
- E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Two Aspherical Elements
ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Overview
ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Specs
|Focal Length||12mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18mm)|
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||99°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.09" / 18 cm|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.46 x 2.68" / 88 x 68 mm|
|Weight||9.17 oz / 260 g|
|Package Weight||1.515 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.1 x 5.35 x 4.85"|
ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Reviews
ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Objektvs priek FUJIFILM X
I really like the lens. Good resolution, good color reproduction. A small flaw is very easy to move the diaphragm ring, be careful not to accidentally change the diaphragm.
Does not live up to zeiss legacy
I am a long time Zeiss enthusiast and professional user. The entire touit series does not live up the the historical standard set by Zeiss. My 12mm 2.8 Zeiss lens seized its aperture after less than a year of use. When I sent it in the repair service providers falsely claim it’s an impact damage and wouldn’t repair it under warranty. It costs half the price of a new lens to get repaired. I find this unacceptable and will not be paying for the repair. The modern lenses Zeiss is putting out are not of the quality they once were. If minor use is going to put a lens like this into the repair shop I will no longer be a customer of their new products
Does not live up to Zeiss legacy
I am a long time Zeiss enthusiast and professional user. The entire touit series does not live up the the historical standard set by Zeiss. My 12mm 2.8 e mount Zeiss lens seized its aperture after less than a year of use. When I sent it in the repair service providers falsely claim it’s an impact damage and wouldn’t repair it under warranty. It costs half the price of a new lens to get repaired. I find this unacceptable and will not be paying for the repair. The modern lenses Zeiss is putting out are not of the quality they once were. If minor use is going to put a lens like this into the repair shop I will no longer be a customer of their new products
A joy to use and superb results. Solid build quality. Zeiss optics render crisp color and sharp details. Optically corrected with very low distortion. Far better than the Fuji 8-16mm which shows massive distortion requiring destructive digital correction in camera or in post process.
After using for 5 years, still loving it!
Super sharp ultra-wide lens with great contrast and color! Have made many images with it over 5 years and it is my go to lens for interiors.
It easily allows me to photograph a whole core box close up
Photographing 24 x 14 inch core boxes of rock is great. I use a Quadrapod copy stand and can lower the lens to about 8 inches above the target and easily capture 24 x14 inch drill core boxes. The Zeiss lens is high enough resolution to allow the little APS-C format sensor to capture enough information so I can digitally blow up the rock imagery enough to recognize changes in rock type and chemical alteration. The 5 meg limit makes uploads for comparison of detail impossible. Sorry.
Wanted to love this lens as the focal length is useful for my landscape and architectural photography, and also because of my trust in the Zeiss brand. But after many simple home focus tests at various scenes and apertures, this lens was soft throughout and couldn't even compete in IQ when compared with Fuji's 16mm/2.8 at equivalent crop sizes. It's going back to B&H for a refund. I'll likely look at Fuji's 10-24 zoom as a more appropriate option.
Audible focus motor
An excellent lens for image quality.The deal-breaker for me was the quite audible focus motor. Quiet enough for landscapes and outdoor use, but I work in extremely restrictive environments where TOTAL SILENCE is absolutely necessary and maintained, where even very quiet noises such those as the Touit focusing motor produces can be heard as clearly as a gunshot. For this reason I returned the lens. Bummer, because it is otherwise a terrific piece of kit!
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