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Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

A compact standard lens with autofocus, especially designed and constructed for compact system cameras like the Sony Nex and Fujifilm X Series cameras. A lens that makes it so easy to spontaneously capture your special moments and preserve them in perfect pictures.

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

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    D&P Multimedia Broadcast Video Production Show 2016

    05/23/2016 - 05/24/2016
    United Kingdom, Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport, Northwood Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland

    Horizonte Zingst

    06/02/2016 - 06/06/2016
    Germany, Zingst

    The Media Production Show 2016

    06/09/2016 - 06/10/2016
    United Kingdom, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1 0QH

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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:
    www.sony.com

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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

    Touit 1.8/32

    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

    Touit 1.8/32

    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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    Everyday scenes from Asia – out and about in Seoul
    Gear | 2014-06-26 05:40:04 |

    Everyday scenes from Asia – out and about in Seoul

    Bus stop with girl waiting, Seoul High-res photo on Flickr”One night last summer as I was coming home from work on the bus, it was raining really ...

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    Face to face
    Gear | 2014-05-02 05:49:05 |

    Face to face

    Consalvo de Costa has a constant companion: the ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 on a compact system camera (X-Pro 1). Portraits are his passion and he is always on the lookout for interesting faces. Sometimes he approaches strangers in a bar, or accompanies colleagues to their sports ...

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    State-of-the-art in performance, design and technology
    Gear | 2013-08-20 07:03:48 |

    State-of-the-art in performance, design and technology

    The Touit family has received a special honor: the Touit 2.8/12 is “European Compact System Lens of the Year 2013-2014”. An international panel of experts from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) concluded that this new camera lens from ZEISS was the best lens for compact system cameras ...

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    A secret observer in the rain – Christian Dandyk’s street and travel photography
    Gear | 2013-07-01 10:49:58 |

    A secret observer in the rain – Christian Dandyk’s street and travel photography

    For his own day-to-day work, only ZEISS lenses meet these requirements. With their help, he can contrast sharpness and blur in his street and travel photography. He places particular emphasis on achieving an aesthetic and well-balanced bokeh.For Christian Dandyk, his photograph of the year 2012 is the ...

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    Looking back on the ZEISS Challenge: Touit in Bangkok
    Live | 2013-06-21 10:54:13 |

    Looking back on the ZEISS Challenge: Touit in Bangkok

    In eight photo votings the ZEISS community decided on their favorite photos taken by two teams of photographers in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. Days full of excitement, emotion and fun, but also unforeseen situations, lie behind us which offered us many new insights into Thai culture and travel photography. ...

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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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    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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    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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    Awards

    iF product design award 2013

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

    American Photo Editor's Choice

    red dot design award 2013

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

    TIPA AWARD 2014

    Foto Hits Profi-Tipp

    ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

     

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