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Lens review

Carl Zeiss Touit 12 mm f/2.8

30 August 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • high quality casing made mostly of metal,
  • great resolution in the frame centre,
  • good resolution on the edge of the frame,
  • negligible chromatic aberration,
  • spherical aberration corrected in a right way,
  • slight astigmatism,
  • efficient autofocus.

Cons:

  • distinct coma at the maximum relative aperture,
  • high vignetting,
  • work against bright light could have been better.

The Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 is a well made lens and its parameters make it fill the gap in the Sony NEX and Fujifilm X systems. It would be difficult to have any real objections to a lens which provides an angle of view of almost 100 degrees and useful images across the frame already up from the maximum relative aperture.


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You can only hope Zeiss won’t stop after producing the 2.8/12 and 1.8/32 models; we do hope it will present other mirrorless instruments in the near future. We also count on the fact that, as a part of an offer-enlarging strategy, sooner or later Zeiss will produce lenses with Samsung NX and Canon M mounts so they will fit other APS-C sensor systems as well.