Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 for Fujifilm X Series Cameras

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Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 for Fujifilm X Series
Thanks to the combination of one of the widest fields of view in APS-C format photography with fantastic imaging performance and light weight, this lens makes wide-angle photography even more fascinating.

With an angle of view of 99 degrees, the Touit 2.8/12 wide-angle lens will soon become a firm favourite, particularly for landscapes and architectural photography. Its unique T* multicoating guarantees maximum transmission and outstanding absorption of extraneous light. The result: breathtaking image quality from edge to edge and corner to corner of the entire image field. What's more, all moving parts of the Touit 2.8/12, conceived specifically for Fujifilm X Series cameras, are engineered for extreme precision and a long working life. And finally, its strong and rigid metal bayonet mount makes it an absolutely dependable companion for many years to come.



The Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Mirrorless is commonly used for Landscape photography, Travel and more.The Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Mirrorless is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Mirrorless: Easy to use and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Reliable (7),Easy to use (5),Lightweight (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape photography (8),Travel (5),Everyday (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (4),Professional (3)

Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Mirrorless Features

  • Innovative product design: The unmistakeable 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.
  • Aspherical design: The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout theentire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration
  • Floating Elements Design: 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.
  • Excellent resolution and high contrast:
  • Carl 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.

Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Mirrorless Specifications

Focal length
12mm
Aperture range
f/2.8 - f/22
Focusing range
0.59 ft / 0.18m to infinity
Elements/Groups
11/8
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.
99° / 89° / 66°
Coverage at close range
220 x 144 mm (8.66 x 5.67")
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (with Caps)
3.19 x 3.39" / 81mm x 86mm
Diameter of Focusing ring
2.56" / 65mm
Weight
0.57 lb / 270g
Mfr #
2030-527
SKU
ZIT1228FX

Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Mirrorless Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding lens

I use the Fuji X system which has several excellent prime lenses. I rented this lens for a trip, an though I have the Fuji XF 14, I purchased the Zeiss 12 as soon as I viewed the images from my trip. The lens has a quality that is hard to explain, but I could immediately distinguish the images that were shot with it from the ones shot with the Fuji lenses (the 14, the 35, and the 60). It has the Zeiss "look" , whatever that is. I also purchased the Zeiss 32. The build quality, etc. is superb

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I use the Fuji X system which has several excellent prime lenses. I rented this lens for a trip, an though I have the Fuji XF 14, I purchased the Zeiss 12 as soon as I viewed the images from my trip. The lens has a quality that is hard to explain, but I could immediately distinguish the images that were shot with it from the ones shot with the Fuji lenses (the 14, the 35, and the 60). It has the Zeiss "look" , whatever that is. I also purchased the Zeiss 32. The build quality, etc. is superb on both lenses and I expect they will last me a long time. I may or nay not keep the similar Fuji lenses, but even if I do I'll be using the Zeiss ones for most of my shooting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

disappointed

landscape and abstracts. optics and resolution are wonderful. bokeh superb! can you imagine a zeiss lens without a depth of field scale, especially wide angle? try all of the touits. the focusing ring may look elegant but it is hard to distinguish from the aperture ring and has no texture, only redeeming quality is it is inexpensive to manufacture. more hype than quality. as usual the lens caps, well purchase off market brand if you want it to work well. oh yes, overnight zeiss drops the pric

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landscape and abstracts. optics and resolution are wonderful. bokeh superb! can you imagine a zeiss lens without a depth of field scale, especially wide angle? try all of the touits. the focusing ring may look elegant but it is hard to distinguish from the aperture ring and has no texture, only redeeming quality is it is inexpensive to manufacture. more hype than quality. as usual the lens caps, well purchase off market brand if you want it to work well. oh yes, overnight zeiss drops the prices of two of its touits at a rate if it was a commodity or a stock you would be livid. there was a time when you could expect a good resale and zeiss was an investment.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

Worth the money

By

from Ontario, Canada  -  Semi-Professional

This lens has become my favorite go to lens for travel and day to day adventures outdoors on hikes,the picture quality it produces are stunning and sharp, what is great is the lens is very light and combined with the Fuji XT1 makes for a compact walk around combination, lens speed is great after all it is a wide angle lens. You will not be disappointed

 
3.0

Eh...

By

from Sacramento  -  Professional

Great optics, terrible auto focus and NOISY. Even manual focus is crazy loud. Just turning the manual focus ring causes the motors inside to click like they are trying to escape! No usable audio in our videos due to this. The Sony lenses, while optically inferior, are super quiet and don't hunt while auto focusing.

 
5.0

Great Landscape Lens

By

from Philly  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I bought this lens to use on my X-E2 and am very happy with its performance. I just traveled for two weeks and used only this lens and the 18-55mm kit lens with great results. That step up from 18mm to 12mm is really quite amazing. The lens has a very solid build and quick focus. Has a bit of noise when focusing but really not an issue. The price was a real deal at the time as it was part of the combo with the 32mm.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

disappointed

By

from albuquerque  -  Professional

landscape and abstracts. optics and resolution are wonderful. bokeh superb! can you imagine a zeiss lens without a depth of field scale, especially wide angle? try all of the touits. the focusing ring may look elegant but it is hard to distinguish from the aperture ring and has no texture, only redeeming quality is it is inexpensive to manufacture. more hype than quality. as usual the lens caps, well purchase off market brand if you want it to work well. oh yes, overnight zeiss drops the prices of two of its touits at a rate if it was a commodity or a stock you would be livid. there was a time when you could expect a good resale and zeiss was an investment.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding lens

By

from Raleigh, NC  -  Semi-Professional

I use the Fuji X system which has several excellent prime lenses. I rented this lens for a trip, an though I have the Fuji XF 14, I purchased the Zeiss 12 as soon as I viewed the images from my trip. The lens has a quality that is hard to explain, but I could immediately distinguish the images that were shot with it from the ones shot with the Fuji lenses (the 14, the 35, and the 60). It has the Zeiss "look" , whatever that is. I also purchased the Zeiss 32. The build quality, etc. is superb on both lenses and I expect they will last me a long time. I may or nay not keep the similar Fuji lenses, but even if I do I'll be using the Zeiss ones for most of my shooting.

 
4.0

Love This Lens!

By

from Chicago Area  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this camera (NEX7) and lens for personal/hobby photography and for my profession as a residential real estate agent. I mainly purchased it for real estate photography. I also have the SEL24f18z and at the moment I find this Touit 12mm much more forgiving than that lens. Shots with the sel24 seem to be hit or miss when it comes to clarity. The Touit 12mm just hits more often. The wide angle of this 12mm lens is perfect not just for my real estate stuff but even with the personal photos as I continue to develop my skills... use this lens and get right up in the face of the subject. The lens is noisy when focusing and it is constantly focusing. I can see this being an issue if you want to use it for video.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spectacular quality, great bokeh.

By

from Phoenix AZ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I usually shoot large format and own only the best German lens available. The Fuji system is my first step into the digital world so I decided to buy the best name in German lenses: Zeiss. The color rendition, contrast, bokeh, build quality and functioning on my Fuji XE-1 are perfect.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautifully made lens

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I do a lot of travel landscape photography and was looking for a wide quality lens. I'm impressed the last week I took shots of hillsides with fall foliage and ths lens has great resolution and color balance. Feels like it has no plastic parts. Pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unsure at first, glad I got this!

By

from Pullman WA  -  Professional

I was unsure of whether to get this lens at first, but I'm so glad I got it. It is SHARP!!! I love photographing landscapes, and usually use the Zeiss 24mm on the Nex-7, but found myself stiching a lot of panoramas. Then I got the Sony 16-50mm... way too much distortion, but a good lens to take to concerts with the NEX, since they don't like cameras with big lenses. I thought I wouldn't use the Touit 12mm much, but it's been a great lens! Very sharp corner to corner, no discernible distortion (I bet target shooters can find some, but since I like shooting real things...), very crisp and contrasty. My favorite thing is the flare control. With a lens so wide, you HAVE to have great flare control. I shoot a lot of stereographic panoramas with it (little planets), and it's PERFECT for that. Some of these will easily take 60-90 shots with the 24mm, but only 20-30 shots with this lens. Don't waste your time with a polarizer. With a lens this wide you will only get weird banding in the sky. Get a zeiss UV filter and go to town. I'm contemplating a Lee system for graduated filters next. Autofocus is SLOW with the Touits. I'm a manual focus shooter, but sometimes will use autofocus. Yeah... not with the Touits. Very slow and annoyingly loud. OK, you can hear it but other people can't... it's too loud for video anyway, even on manual, since it uses a motor. If you use external mic, though, go to town.

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Peter B  Do the Touit lenses for Fuji X mount have autofocus?
Andrew R  Yes, I believe the Zeiss Touit 12mm for Fujifilm X series does support autofocus.
sim loong t  is full frame lens? then how many mm at 35mm lens?
DARREL J  X- series are not full frame. A do not have this lens but all the new Zeiss x-tran lenses are top quality and very expensive.
sim loong t  is full frame lens? then how many mm at 35mm lens?
DARREL J  X- series are not full frame. A do not have this lens but all the new Zeiss x-tran lenses are top quality and very expensive.

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