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ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

As far as the eye can see.

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 ZEISS Touit® 2.8/12 wide-angle lens will soon become a firm favourite, particularly for landscapes and architectural photography. Its unique ZEISS 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 ZEISS Touit 2.8/12, conceived specifically for APS-C cameras of the Sony Alpha series with E-Mount and Fujifilm X Series, are engineered for extreme precision and a long service life. And finally, its strong and rigid metal bayonet mount makes it an absolutely dependable companion for many years to come.

Product Feature IconsE MountX MountAPS-C SensorAuto FocusT* CoatingDistortion Free
  • Features

    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 achieve maximum compatibility on APS-C cameras of the Sony Alpha series with E-Mount (AF in video mode) we highly recommend using the latest Sony firmware.

    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.

    Aspherical design

    The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire 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 and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.

    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.

    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.

  • Data

    Lens Design

    ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

    Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.

    Distagon Design

    Lens with aspheric optical surface

    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

    "Floating elements" design

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    Technical Specifications

    ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

    Performance Focal length 12 mm
    Aperture range f/2.8 – f/22
    Camera mount Sony E-Mount* | Fujifilm X-Mount*
    Format compatibility APS-C
    Focusing range 0,18 m (7.01") – ∞
    Free working distance 0,10 m (3.94") – ∞
    Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 99° / 89° / 66°
    Diameter of image field 28 mm (1.11")
    Coverage at close range (MOD)** 220 x 144 mm (8.66 x 5.67")
    Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 9
    Lens elements | groups 11 / 8
    Flange focal distance E: 18 mm (0.71") | X: 18 mm (0.70")
    Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 62 mm (2.42")
    Features Autofocus +
    Image Stabilization
    Physical Filter thread M67 x 0.75
    Rotation angle of focusing ring 270°
    Diameter max. E: 88 mm (3.46") | X: 88 mm (3.46")
    Diameter of focusing ring E: 65 mm (2.56") | X: 65 mm (2.56")
    Length (with lens caps) E: 81 mm (3.19") | X: 86 mm (3.39")
    Length (without lens caps) E: 68 mm (2.68") | X: 68 mm (2.68")
    Weight E: 260 g (0.57 lbs) | X: 270 g (0.60 lbs)

    *) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

    **) Referring to 24x36 mm format

    ***) Referring to APS-C format

  • Pictures

    Your pictures made with our lens

    ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

    Every day, thousands of impressive images are captured and every shot tells a different story, as you can see in these images below, all made with this ZEISS lens. The objective of the ZEISS Flickr Group is to gather the best of your images together and show them to the world.

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  • Accessories
    ZEISS Accessories - Filter

    Filter

    Accessories

    These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
    More details about the ZEISS T* UV and POL Filters
    ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

    Cleaning Products

    Accessories

    From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

    More details about the ZEISS Cleaning Products
    ZEISS Accessories - Camera Strap

    Camera Strap

    Accessories

    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

    More details about the ZEISS Camera Strap
  • Stories

    Stories on Lenspire

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  • Community

    Community Comments

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    Our site is visited by people from around the world. To provide a common basis for discussion, we ask to write your comments in English. Observance of netiquette is for us a matter of course.


  • Awards & Reviews

    Awards

    ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

     

    Reviews

    ZEISS Touit 2.8/12

    ephotozine.com
    "Famed for the quality of their lenses for 35mm and medium format cameras, Zeiss has branched out into creating lenses..."

    ephotozine.com

    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..."

    aboutphotography.blogspot.com

    briansmith.com
    "The promise of mirror-less cameras is lightweight and compact size compared to their bulkier heavier DSLR brethren..."

    briansmith.com

    fstoppers.com
    "Carl Zeiss (Now just named Zeiss) has always been considered the premium brand for lenses in the photography industry..."

    fstoppers.com

    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..."

    fotocarenyc.blogspot.com

    diglloyd.com
    "It appears that one can get very useful ~15.4mm equivalent field of view on the full frame Sony A7R with the Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon..."

    diglloyd.com
  • Downloads
    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS Mirrorless Lenses

    Brochure

    ZEISS Mirrorless Lenses
    Downloads: Datasheet ZEISS Touit Lenses

    Technical Datasheets

    ZEISS Touit Lenses
    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS Camera Lenses Product Overview

    Brochure

    ZEISS Camera Lenses Product Overview
    Downloads: ZEISS Touit Lenses Firmware

    Firmware

    ZEISS Touit Lenses
  • Registration
    ZEISS Product Registration - Photo Lenses

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