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Carl Zeiss Touit 12 mm f/2.8

30 August 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Autofocus

So far the Zeiss company offered lenses with an autofocus only for Sony cameras; all other instruments mounted to Canon, Nikon, Pentax, so with M or M42 mounts, were always manual. Now the situation changed a bit and the owners of mirrorless Fujifilm cameras can enjoy the automatic focusing mode of Zeiss lenses as well.

During the work of the autofocus you can hear quiet, not bothersome whirr. The speed is very good – the Fujifilm X-E1, with the newest firmware, makes the lens run though the whole scale in about 0.5 of a second which is a very good result.

A significant depth of field, stemming from the parameters of the lens, wasn’t any challenge for the focusing mechanism; as a result the X-E1 camera and the Touit 2.8/12 lens in studio conditions didn’t have even one miss.


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There was also no trace of front or back focus tendency – it can be seen perfectly well in the photo below.

Carl Zeiss Touit 12 mm f/2.8 - Autofocus