The Zeiss Touit E 12mm f/2.8 is a high quality wide angle lens designed for Sony NEX cameras and camcorders. Key features include:
- Wide Angle E-Mount Lens: With 35mm focal length equivalent to 18mm after sensor-crop, the Touit 12mm is a great option for landscape and architectural photography. It features full electronic compatibility with the camera, including autofocus, exposure control, and EXIF data.
- Optical Design: Based on the classic Distagon design, the Touit 12mm features a floating element construction utilizing two aspherical and three partial dispersion elements. This provides images with low chromatic aberrations and distortion, yet offers increased sharpness and even illumination. Each element has the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings to help minimize reflections and boost image clarity and microcontrast. A nine-blade, nearly circular aperture renders out-of-focus highlights.
- Durable Build: The Touit line of lenses are constructed with durable metal barrels that feature rubberized control rings for a improved manual focus performance over most available E-mount lenses. Its all-metal bayonet mount ensures a solid camera / lens connection.
This is an expensive lens, but the best wide-angle lens available for NEX. That doesn’t make it perfect, though. The corners are a bit distorted and soft even when you stop down a bit. It’s still better than anything else available and superbly sharp across most of the field. But if you were hoping this would be like the Zeiss 21mm for SLRs, you’ll be a bit disappointed by the corners.
Also, for videographers, note that this lens is ‘fly-by-wire’ focusing. The manual focus ring simply actuates the electric focusing motor, so you can’t focus without power, and the focusing motor will be audible on sound tracks made with in-camera microphones.
- Filter Size
- 0.57 lb
- Minimum Focusing Distance
- Maximum Magnification
- Angle of view
- Aperture Blades
- 9 curved
- Aspherical Elements
- ED Elements
- Sony Alpha
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