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ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8M Macro Lens for FUJIFILM X

BH #ZE5028TMX • MFR #2030-681
ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8M Macro Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
A clever short telephoto, the FUJIFILM X-mount ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8M is a 75mm-equivalent prime suitable for both portraiture as well as close-up shooting. As a macro lens, it features a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification ratio and a minimum focusing distance of 5.9" for working with nearby subjects. Its advanced Planar optical design includes two aspherical elements and two 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 50mm f/2.8 Macro Overview

A clever short telephoto, the FUJIFILM X-mount ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8M is a 75mm-equivalent prime suitable for both portraiture as well as close-up shooting. As a macro lens, it features a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification ratio and a minimum focusing distance of 5.9" for working with nearby subjects. Its advanced Planar optical design includes two aspherical elements and two 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.

Short telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 5.9" to suit working with close-up subjects.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in available-light conditions and also contributes a relatively smaller, lighter form factor.
Planar optical design affords high sharpness and consistent performance throughout the focusing range to suit photographing at a wide range of imaging scales.
The optical design utilizes two 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.
DC autofocus motor delivers quick and quiet focusing performance to suit both stills and video shooting applications.

ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Specs

Focal Length50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View31°
Minimum Focus Distance5.91" / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.95 x 3.58" / 75 x 91 mm
Weight10.23 oz / 290 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.95 x 5.4 x 4.7"

ZEISS Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Reviews

Outstanding images

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

I am not really sure why these Zeiss lenses aren't more popular. In my experience, both this lens and the 32mm one give me the most beautiful images both in terms of sharpness as well as color, I guess it's what is referred to as the Zeiss look. The other Fuji lenses I have, including the 90mm f2, just simply don't match the image quality I get with these. They are bit slower to focus sometimes, but otherwise I absolutely love them and they have become my go to lenses for almost everything I do.

Amazing

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-11

I originally gave 4 stars 5 years ago: after using this since then, I think this is is quite an amazing lens. For macro, I only use the electronic shutter, which eliminates shutter shock. While the manual focus is by wire, I thinks it’s quite good, especially when compared to the Fuji’s. What really sets it apart, though, is the hypnotically beautiful bokeh. I love this lens!

does not live up to zeiss legacy

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

The entire line of zeiss touit lenses are a waste of money. the aperture will seize after minor use and it costs basically the price of a new lens to get it repaired by their service center... even if it's under warranty. build quality gets zero stars. avoid.

does not live up to zeiss legacy

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

The entire series of touit lenses is a waste of money. As a long time Zeiss professional user I was excited for these lenses to come out for the apsc format but they disapoint in every way. The image quality is mediocre. The autofocus is basically unuseable. the build quality is atrocious and cheap feeling. The aperture on my touit lens siezed after a year of use. So much for lenses being a lifetime investment. Avoid the touit series... and all modern zeiss lenses for that matter.

Sharp macro with Zeiss quality

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-05

I've only given this lens a short test, but really like what I see so far. It is sharp and produces good results. As someone new to macro, I have to get used to paying much greater attention to depth of field, but it's easy to evaluate that, especially since I use this with my Fujifilm X-T2 which has a great EVF -- what you see is what you get. I'd read that one downside was the slowness of the autofocus, but I feel it focuses reasonably fast. Even so, I'll try to use manual focus more. The Zeiss reputation for quality is another factor I considered here, and indeed, this lens is solidly made and the optics are terrific. It feels solid and well constructed. Only one downside -- it does not have image stabilization built into the lens, but that's something I can work around, mostly. All in all, I'm very pleased.

Excellent lens

By Allan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-22

Just as one would expect of a Zeiss lens, the 50mm macro performs magnificently whether in a close focus mode, I.e. macro, or focusing on a farther subject. It is a great portrait lens. One thing, though: the focus is slow at times and it may hunt/struggle a little when going from infinity to macro or vice versa. Not a big deal really, this not an ideal lens for sports or moving bullets. In summary it’s a worthy addition to my Fuji lenses.

What's Not to Like?

By Vincent
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-30

Light weight, quiet fast focusing, terrific color rendering and sharpness. Does justice to Fuji Film simulations. If you want more than that in this focal length range, you will be hard pressed to find it

Limited Macro Subject Usefulness

By Peter
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-26

I purchased this lens to be used on a Sony a6000 to photograph insects and flowers. I've found it's usefulness for those purposes is limited by extremely shallow depth of field in the usable f-stop range The sharpness is good, on a par with but not superior to Sony-Zeiss lenses I have used. Focusing is often rather slow and the lens continuously hunts for focus while the camera is turned on. Construction and materials are superb and the lens is very light weight.

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Does the lens you are selling have the latest software so it does not have to be sent back Zeiss to be updated?
Asked by: Neil S.
As far as we know yes it does come with the latest firmware. Unfortunately we do not have access to our inventory to inspect the lens prior to shipping them out.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does the Zeis Touit 50mm Macro come with a lens hood?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does
Answered by: Michael J. A.
Date published: 2019-02-11

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why I have sound noise when using manual focus in video mode ? Can someone help me. Thank you
Asked by: Cidoiu V.
This is one of the (several) disappointments about this otherwise excellent lens: manual focus is not truly manual , it is fly-by-wire in the sense that turning the focus ring does not transmit movement directly to the internal parts, instead, this triggers the motor and the motor imparts movement internally. This is why focusing by hand still makes the noise: you're hearing that robust motor mentioned in the other reply because it's being switched on to adjust focus. This lens is not usable for video unless you're not capturing audio at the same time. Don't even try it, you'll just end up pulling your hair out in post... To be fair, Zeiss should put that in bold letters at the top of the product description.
Answered by: JEAN-PHILIPPE G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I'm looking for a macro lens for my Nex-6.Is there a difference between a true Macro lens, and this lens, which offers 1:1 Macro capability? Is there anything that the Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens will do that this lens will not?(For example, I read somewhere that a true macro will have a flat focus plane, rather than a curved focus plane. Is the focus plane of this lens flat or curved?)
Asked by: Jeff S.
As far as I know this is the best Macro Lens that you will find for E-mount cameras, I have not tried the Sony Macro, but from what I had read the quality in the lens of the Zies is superior. 1:1 Macro capability means it will photograph a ruler, at max magnification and good focus, to match the sensor size (the proper macro lenses have 1:1 capability). I am not sure if it is curved focus plane or flat. There should not be any macro job that you could do on the Sony 30mm that you wont be able to do on the Touit. Great Lens, wont regret it.
Answered by: Alberto D.
Date published: 2021-07-19

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How would this be on a Sony a7s? I have a Sony 50mm macro A mount, but have to use an adapter, and it is noisy focusing.Also what is the close-focus distance?
Asked by: Anonymous
The ZEISS Touit 2.8/50M is designed for APS-C sensors, but can be used successfully on the full frame A7 cameras. The camera will automatically crop the image, providing an angle of view equivalent to a 75mm lens. The close focus specs on the lens are located on the ZEISS website and is 6.02 from the image plane. <a href= http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/touit/touit2850m.html target= _blank >http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/touit/touit2850m.html</a>
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28
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