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ZEISS Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E

BH #ZE3218TE • MFR #2030-678
ZEISS Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 48mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Planar Optical Design
Representing a normal field of view, the Sony E-mount Touit 32mm f/1.8 from ZEISS is a 48mm-equivalent prime characterized by its refined design and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for low-light performance and depth of field control. The Planar optical concept is a tested design that yields consistently high sharpness throughout the focusing range with even illumination throughout the aperture range. Also, a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. 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 32mm f/1.8 Overview

Representing a normal field of view, the Sony E-mount Touit 32mm f/1.8 from ZEISS is a 48mm-equivalent prime characterized by its refined design and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for low-light performance and depth of field control. The Planar optical concept is a tested design that yields consistently high sharpness throughout the focusing range with even illumination throughout the aperture range. Also, a ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Additionally, suiting both photo and video use, this lens incorporates a DC autofocus motor to deliver especially fast, quiet, and precise focusing performance.

Normal-length prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 48mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture affords greater control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
Planar optical design affords high sharpness and consistent performance throughout the focusing range to suit photographing at a wide range of imaging scales.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
DC autofocus motor delivers quick and quiet focusing performance to suit both stills and video shooting applications.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

ZEISS Touit 32mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length32mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 48mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View48°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design8 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.95 x 2.36" / 75 x 60 mm
Weight7.05 oz / 200 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.39 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 5.5 x 4.65"

ZEISS Touit 32mm f/1.8 Reviews

Flippin beautiful

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

I read all the blogs and reviews of folks comparing this to more affordable lenses, but I had been wanting to try Zeiss for a long time. This thing produces some of the most beautiful bokeh I've ever seen. So gorgeous and magical that I almost don't want anything in the plane of focus. Is it a great value lens? Absolutely not. Is it better than it's Fuji/Tokina/sigma counterparts? Depends on your preferences. Does it have unique character that is evident in the photo? Definitely.

Excellent

By Adi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

Great quality lens, decent bokeh.

What an excellent Zeiss lens!

By Jeffrey E.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

Every characteristic is very positive.. I has some of that Zeiss look, and rez, colors, contrast, etc., are excellent.

does not live up the the zeiss legacy

By Mitchel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-09

My zeiss touit 32mm lens suffered from worse CA and color fringing than any other lens I owned in the similar focal range. The touit line of lenses are cheaply made and break at the slightest use. So much for lenses being a lifetime investment. You're lucky if you get a year of use out of it before the aperture siezes or the focus gives out.

Does not live up to Zeiss legacy

By Mitchel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-09

My zeiss touit 32mm lens suffered from worse CA and color fringing than any other lens I owned in the similar focal range. The touit line of lenses are cheaply made and break at the slightest use. So much for lenses being a lifetime investment. You're lucky if you get a year of use out of it before the aperture siezes or the focus gives out.

Excellent

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-08

This is an excellent lens. I like the small size and it seems sturdy. Very sharp. B&H is replacing Amazon for me for photo equipment. Better to get this kind of stuff from a company that specializes.

Simply a must

By Emmanuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

I use Zeiss glass on every camera system I use. The 32mm Touit is considered by many the weakest lens in the Touit lineup which is a shame because it's a true gem. It reminds me of the old Zeiss Contax G lenses but with a modern approach. The lens lives n my Fujifilm cameras.

Love that Zeiss color!

By Jeanine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-08

I have some Fuji lenses (including the 23mm and 90mm f2) but decided to give this a try given the reputation of Zeiss lenses in general. I am so happy I did. This has become my most used lens almost from day one; I just simply get the most beautiful images in terms of color and sharpness. The Fuji lenses I have are very good but this lens simply has a quality to it, I am not getting out of those otherlenses. It is also super light despite being chunkier than the Fuji equivalents. Not always the fastest lens to focus, but that is not an issue for me.

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I don't see anywhere that it says the lens being sold is new. Is it new, sealed in the box and not a return or demo?
Asked by: Anonymous
All items in our inventory would be new, unless clearly stated otherwise on the item's page. And for the most part, no used or refurbished items will come up in a search unless you are specifically looking in our Used Department. That being said, this Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount) is a new lens.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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If I buy the lens today for my a6000, will it have the latest firmware or do I still have to send it to Zeiss? What's the latest firmware for the lens?
Asked by: Vincent O.
If that's the case then why would BH have this under the OVERVIEW?Supports Phase-Detection and Fast Hybrid AFThis lens has been updated with Version 02 firmware and supports the use of phase-detection AF and Fast Hybrid autofocus systems on Sony E-mount cameras.
Answered by: Vincent O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Would this lens be okay to use for portraits on a Sony A-6000?
Asked by: William
I just found an Amazon review from a customer that is using it with her A-6000. This is a tremendous lens, I've been using it with my NEX 6 and it takes phenomenal photos
Answered by: Gregory W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Hi, Does this lense work on the Sony NEX-5N?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is compatible with the NEX-5N camera.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Any UV Filters for this particular lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, if you regard the Accessories tab on this lens' product link, we have several recommended/compatible UV filters listed for you to select from.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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If used on a Sony A7, would this lens require the camera to be used in crop mode ?
Asked by: Anonymous
You have the choice. You can use the lens on the camera and keep the full-frame aspect but with vignetting, or you can assign the camera to crop its sensor and optimize itself for use with this APS-C lens.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will this lens work on an IR converted camera ...

Will this lens work on an IR converted camera without hotspots?
Asked by: Tom
The ZEISS Touit lenses are designed for the visible spectrum only and are not optimized for the spectrum between 700nm and 1000nm. Our recommendation is to rent the lens and test it on an IR modified Sony E or Fujifilm X camera before committing.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2020-12-07

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Is this lens compatible with Sony A7?
Asked by: D L.
This is designed for crop sensor cameras and will vignette on a Sony A7.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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