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ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens for FUJIFILM X

BH #ZE1228TX • MFR #2030-527
ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-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 FUJIFILM X-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 FUJIFILM X-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 FUJIFILM X-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 MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View99°
Minimum Focus Distance7.09" / 18 cm
Maximum 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
Weight9.52 oz / 270 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.95 x 5.4 x 4.75"

ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Reviews

ZEISS Touit 12mm f/2.8 Objektvs priek FUJIFILM X

By Juris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely superb

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-22

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!

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-05

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

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-06

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.

Unacceptably Soft

By robert
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

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

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-25

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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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
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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.
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What firmware version is installed on this lens?
Asked by: James W.
Our stock is updated with the latest firmware.
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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
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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
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Does this item come with an international warranty, or for the US only?
Asked by: Anonymous
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