Zeiss Touit F2.8 50mm E-Mount - Sony

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.

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Zeiss Touit F2.8 50mm E-Mount - Sony

 


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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.


Features

Planar Design

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.

1:1 Macro Capability

The ZEISS 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 ZEISS 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

Richly saturated and vivid colours are a must in the creation of lasting impressions. However, stray light within an optical system leads to a lightening of the image that is particularly noticeable in the shadows. This reduces image contrast, with the result that exposures lack contrast and appear faded. To avoid this, ZEISS combines various specially developed technologies to reduce the undesirable effects of 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’).


Technical specifications

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  • 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

Zeiss Touit F2.8 50mm E-Mount - Sony reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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10.0
Size and weight
10.0
Value for money
7.8
Overall rating
8.6
Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
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7 out of 10

Danny

Kent GB Professional photographer
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Perfect size for the A6000 and a great partner for the A7R with the 90G macro.
Not found any yet, but grip could be better.
Confirmed purchase: 12 July 2016
Published on: 01 August 2016
8 out of 10

Sally

Oswestry GB Keen amateur
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It's a relatively small macro lens (for my small Sony 6000) so I can keep the weight down, really important with my bad back. Also the image quality compares well with the macro lens on my Sony 65.
It's not very flexible - to get any reasonable depth of field, for instance to photograph a single geranium flower, you need to have a high f number, 14 being the absolute minimum, which reduces the speed in less than ideal light conditions. The macro on my Sony 65 is much easier to use.
Confirmed purchase: 07 July 2016
Published on: 22 July 2016
10 out of 10

Melvin

Haddenham Bucks GB Experienced amateur
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This is a brilliant product it's expensive but like everything in life you only get what you pay for.
For me a image stabiliser would be good.
Confirmed purchase: 01 June 2016
Published on: 13 June 2016

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