Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens Summary

Brand: Zeiss

Also Known As: Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Fujifilm X, Sony E

Release Date: 2012-09-18

MSRP Price: $1250

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Manufacturer Link: Product Page

Lens Description: With an angle of view of 99 degrees, the Touit 2.8/12 wide-angle lens will soon become a firm favourite, particularly for landscapes and architectural photography. Its unique T* multicoating guarantees maximum transmission and outstanding absorption of extraneous light. The result: breathtaking image quality from edge to edge and corner to corner of the entire image field. What’s more, all moving parts of the Touit 2.8/12, conceived specifically for Sony NEX and Fujifilm X Series cameras, are engineered for extreme precision and a long working life. And finally, its strong and rigid metal bayonet mount makes it an absolutely dependable companion for many years to come.

Photography Life Review Summary: The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 is a well-rounded lens that has great build quality and solid optical characteristics. Although it is not as sharp as the Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 R, the 2mm difference in focal length results in 10° wider angle of view, which can be a pretty big deal in the field. While there are plenty of third-party lens choices available from brands such as Samyang and Venus Optics for both Fujifilm X and Sony E mounts, none of those lenses have autofocus capabilities, which makes the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 stand out from the rest. Read the full Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Review by Photography Life.

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length12mm
Mount TypeFujifilm X, Sony E
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)Sony NEX (APS-C), Fuji X (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:9
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)99°
Optical Information
Lens Elements11
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades9
Special Glass Elements3 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements2
T* Anti-Reflective CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.18m
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-On
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions82 x 86mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2 Diagram

MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2 MTF Chart

Image Samples

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Image Sample #11 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Image Sample #12

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Image Sample #13 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Image Sample #15

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Image Sample #5 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Image Sample #2

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