|Introduction | ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 Sony E vs competition | ZEISS Touit 2.8/12mm vs competition | Conclusion|
ZEISS already have one prime lens in Sony’s NEX line-up, albeit made under license for them, but at Photokina in September, the optics firm announced its intention to produce AF lenses in both Sony NEX and Fuji X mounts. The first of these lenses in the series, dubbed Touit by the maker, are an ultra-wide Distagon 2.8/12 (18mm equivalent) and a standard-type Planar 1.8/32 (50mm equivalent). Read on to see how well these two new lenses perform on the Sony NEX-7.
As third-party lens makers, ZEISS already make lenses with mounts to fit Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and supply designs to Sony for their Alpha DSLRs and NEX mirrorless models, so it’s not really surprising to see the maker expanding with lenses of their own for mirrorless cameras. The first two lenses unveiled, which incidentally feature AF, are the Touit 2.8/12 (18mm equivalent) and Touit 1.8/32 (50mm equivalent). Priced at $1,250 and $1,000 respectively, both lenses are available with mounts for the APS-C format Sony NEX and Fujifilm X series cameras. ZEISS have stated they have no intention to offer lenses for the smaller MFT format cameras.