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For optimum compatibility of Touit lenses on Sony NEX cameras we recommend to use the latest firmware (1.02 for NEX-5R/NEX-6 and 1.03 for NEX-7 or higher). The firmware can be downloaded from the Sony website:
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ZEISS Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

The best of two worlds. Just like a 50 mm lens in 35 mm photography, the ZEISS Touit® 1.8/32 offers the same angle of view as the human eye. However, optimised for use with APS-C format sensors, it is simultaneously a lens that is so light and compact that it can be taken along simply anywhere and everywhere you go. Whether you are shooting portraits, landscapes or spontaneous snapshots, you will never cease to be amazed by what a ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 can tease out of your camera. It is quite simply the ideal companion for capturing perspectives and colour- and lighting moods in perfect pictures.

Technical specifications:

Focal length 32 mm
Aperture range f/1.8 – f/22
Focusing range 0,30 m (0.98 ft) – ∞
Number of elements/groups 8/5
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 48° / 40° / 29°
Coverage at close range 214 x 142 mm (8.43 x 5.59″)
Filter thread M52 x 0,75
Dimensions (with caps) E: 72 mm (2.83″)
X: 76 mm (2.99″)
Diameter of focusing ring E, X: 65 mm (2.56″)
Weight E: 200 g (0.44 lbs)
X: 210 g (0.46 lbs)
Camera mounts E-Mount
X-Mount

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Planar Design

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The Planar lens type is the most successful – and the most frequently copied – lens design of all time. It offers lens calculators numerous opportunities for almost complete correction of all optical aberrations, and is therefore even today the basis for the design and construction of modern, high-performance lenses. Modification of this proven, six-lens, basic design can achieve significantly improved performance for use with today’s image sensors.

Planar with 8 lens elements in 5 groups

Features

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Innovative product design

Innovative product design to ensure superior handling and fulfil the most stringent aesthetic expectations. ZEISS lenses are among the winners of the several thousand products entered for prominent design awards. The unmistakeable new product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly integrated into the overall design. The metal bayonet mount guarantees extreme rigidity and rubberised setting rings enable precise manual control when needed. Flush-fitting, satinised surfaces visualise the optical and mechanical precision of each lens.

Full compatibility

The ZEISS Touit lenses are designed and constructed specifically for use on Sony NEX and FUJIFILM X Series cameras with APS-C sensors. The lenses are therefore fully-compatible and support all camera functions, including autofocus.

 

Ideal aperture characteristics

Photographers want to lead the viewer through their images. Planes with minimum depth of focus are often employed as creative elements. For instance, the background is kept intentionally out of focus to lead the viewer’s eye to the actual subject of the image. The Touit lenses feature a nine-blade iris that closes to create an almost perfectly circular aperture. The effect of this is the creation of a particularly harmonious effect in the out of focus areas of the image (‘Bokeh’).

Smooth and reliable autofocus

The design of the autofocus system demands an extremely precise movement of certain lens elements. As the mass of the elements or groups to be moved within the optical system differs, various motor types may be installed. The focusing system of the Touit lenses is designed to guarantee robust and smooth autofocusing without any need for compromises or limitations in their optical design.

Information: To reach the best compatibility on Sony NEX Cameras (AF in video mode) we highly recommend to use the latest Sony NEX firmware.

ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

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Blog Articles

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Touit: Elegant design for first-class image quality
News | 2013-05-21 14:05:38 |

Touit: Elegant design for first-class image quality

The new Touit lenses for compact system cameras express ZEISS’ creative philosophy from its recent design relaunch“Impressive precision work“ was how the jury of the iF gold aw ...

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News | 2013-05-08 16:03:06 |

Touit: How an extraordinary family of ZEISS lenses were developed

How was the new family of lenses for compact system cameras (CSC) created and which steps did the lenses have to go through until they were ripe for the market?Four years ago, a new market segment emerged in photography: compact system cameras (CSC), which are equipped with interchangeable le ...

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News | 2013-04-30 13:09:53 |

We reveal the best-kept secret about the new family of lenses for mirrorless systems cameras

There was a lot of excitement at photokina 2012 when we talked about a forthcoming new family of lenses for mirrorless system cameras. Soon, users of Sony NEX and ...

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News | 2013-03-01 14:23:46 |

Winners: Five prizes for ZEISS lenses at iF awards 2013

For more than 60 years the prestigious and internationally known iF design award has been given out. In this year’s edition, Carl Zeiss submitted three camera lenses and two cine lenses for the category ‘product des ...

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News | 2012-09-18 08:00:10 |

New family of lenses for mirrorless system cameras

With a bang, Carl Zeiss is introducing a new family of autofocus lenses for mirrorless system cameras at photokina 2012. Dr. Michael Pollmann, Consumer Lenses Product and Program Manager in the Carl Zeiss Camera Lenses Division, is addressing frequently asked questions in a Q&A. ...

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Reviews & Awards

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Reviews

ephotozine.com
"Famed for the quality of their lenses for 35mm and medium format cameras, Zeiss has branched out into creating lenses..."
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bhphotovideo.com
"Mirrorless cameras have a lot going for them. In reality, they have “little” going for them: they offer a compact and..."
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aboutphotography.blogspot.com
"The traditional method of shooting close-up photographs is with a macro lens mounted on the camera, and, no doubt about it..."
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fotocarenyc.blogspot.com
"Let me begin by saying I could have written this entire review in this one sentence: "The Zeiss Touit 12mm and 32mm are..."
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briansmith.com
"The promise of mirror-less cameras is lightweight and compact size compared to their bulkier heavier DSLR brethren..."
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fstoppers.com
"Carl Zeiss (Now just named Zeiss) has always been considered the premium brand for lenses in the photography industry..."
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Awards

iF product design award 2013

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

American Photo Editor's Choice


red dot design award 2013

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D


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ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D