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Touit 2.8/50M

With its exceptional image performance up to a scale of 1:1, this macro lens is the ideal choice for extreme close ups. But it also comes into its own when shooting portraits or panoramas as a light tele-lens.

Touit 2.8/50M

A perfectionist with an eye for the details

Touit 2.8/50M

A perfectionist with an eye for the details

Touit 2.8/50M

A perfectionist with an eye for the details

Touit 2.8/50M

A perfectionist with an eye for the details

Touit 2.8/50M

A perfectionist with an eye for the details

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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 2.8/50M

    A perfectionist with an eye for the details

    The delicate structure of a petal, the tiny hairs on a cat’s fur or the seductive lines at the corner of the eyes – whenever a shot is all about the minute details, the ZEISS Touit® 2.8/50M will delight and inspire. It not only allows you to portray objects in their original size, but also provides for beautiful contrast between the pin sharp focus of the image and the softly sketched background thanks to its aperture of 2.8.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 50 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Focusing range 0,15 m (6.02 ″) – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 14/11
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 31° / 26° / 18°
    Coverage at close range 23,5 x 15,6 mm (0.93 x 0.61″)
    Filter thread M52 x 0,75
    Dimensions (with caps) E: 104 mm (4.09″)
    X: 108 mm (4.25″)
    Diameter of focusing ring E, X: 65 mm (2.56″)
    Weight E, X: 290 g (0.64 lbs)
    Camera mounts E-Mount
    X-Mount

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    Touit 2.8/50M

    Planar Design

    Touit 2.8/50M

    The famous symmetric lens design invented by Dr. Paul Rudolph at ZEISS in 1896. The Planar lens is the most successful camera lens design – and, by the way, the most plagiarized – ever created. It provides the lens designer with numerous means to correct aberrations extraordinarily well. And its performance is very constant over a wide range of imaging ratios, enabling such a versatile lens variety as the Makro-Planar lens.

    Makro Planar with 14 lens elements in 11 groups
    Lens with aspheric optical surface
    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
    "Floating Elements" design

    Features

    Touit 2.8/50M

    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.

    1:1 macro capability

    The Touit 2.8/50M lets you capture the smallest things and the tiniest details at their actual size. At its closest focusing distance, subjects sized 15x23 mm fill the frame with an impressive maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1. The imaging performance of the Touit 2.8/50M is just as exceptional at such short distances as it is at medium and long distances. Minimum distortion, outstanding correction of chromatic aberrations, minimal image field curvature and excellent correction of coma and astigmatism allow true-to-life reproduction of any subject, particularly in combination with the high resolving power of modern sensors.

    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.

     

    Excellent resolution and high contrast

    Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light.

    Floating Elements Design

    Today’s camera technologies and high-resolution sensors demand continuous improvement of lens performance. Thanks to the use of the latest floating element design principles, optical aberration effects in ZEISS lenses are reduced to a minimum throughout their entire focusing range. This is achieved by variation of the axial distance between individual lens elements or groups. This adjustment of the lens-to-lens distance is coupled to the distance setting to ensure correct compensation at all times. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex and they must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.

    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’).

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    Blog Articles

    Touit 2.8/50M

    Touit 2.8/50M – A new all-around lens, for close-up to infinity
    Gear | 2014-01-30 06:30:37 |

    Touit 2.8/50M – A new all-around lens, for close-up to infinity

    Touit 2.8/50M (E-mount), side view, without and with lens shadeCompact system cameras with APS-C sensors are one of the most interesting trends ...

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    Gear | 2013-05-31 08:35:01 |

    Creation of a new masterpiece – Manufacturing the new Touit lenses

    It won't be long before the new ZEISS Touit lenses for Sony NEX and Fujifilm X cameras hit the shelves. Find out how they are manufactured in this short video. ...

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    Touit: Elegant design for first-class image quality
    Gear | 2013-05-21 08:39:45 |

    Touit: Elegant design for first-class image quality

    “The production quality clearly exceeds that of most other products.” Our goal of translating the identity and strengths of ZEISS lenses into their appearance, haptics and the impression they create has been successfully achieved. The outstanding imaging performance and ergonomics of the ZEISS Touit ...

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    Touit: a new family of lenses for sophisticated users of compact system cameras
    Gear | 2013-05-16 09:00:07 |

    Touit: a new family of lenses for sophisticated users of compact system cameras

    In a few weeks, the first two members of the new ZEISS Touit family of lenses will be available at dealers. With the extreme wide angle Touit 2.8/12 lens and the standard Touit 1.8/32 lens, both for use on Fujifilm X and Sony NEX cameras, ...

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    Touit: How an extraordinary family of ZEISS lenses were developed
    Gear | 2013-05-08 09:15:29 |

    Touit: How an extraordinary family of ZEISS lenses were developed

    Four years ago, a new market segment emerged in photography: compact system cameras (CSC), which are equipped with interchangeable lenses. Ever since then, compact system cameras have been the camera segment with the highest growth rates. After initially observing how the market was developing, ZEISS ...

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    Reviews & Awards

    Touit 2.8/50M

    Reviews

    thephoblographer.com
    "We’re happy to say that the new 50mm f2.8 Touit lens is right now in the house and we’re currently underway with testing it..."
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    photographyblog.com
    "The ZEISS Touit Makro Planar 2.8/50mm T* is a new macro autofocus lens for Fujifilm XF and Sony NEX compact system..."
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    varietyoflight.com
    "What impressed me almost instantly was the build quality of this lens. It’s a very solid and all metal construction and both, manual focus and aperture dial are absolutely tight yet smooth to operate.."
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    Awards

    TIPA AWARD 2014

    Foto Hits 9/2014

     

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