Tag Archive: Zeiss

Nov 10

Review: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon T*

Zeiss has been making waves the past few years, and their two lines in the full-frame Sony E-Mount have largely been well received.  Today I’m looking at the wide-angle member of the autofocus 25mm f/2 Batis.  This lens is a new optical formula based on the Distagon design, rather than the Biogon design that is …

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May 12

Review: Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon T*

Sony’s been fleshing out their full frame FE lens lineup for E-Mount fairly quickly over the past year and a half, as the total FE system is now up to 11 native AF lenses.  One of the newest lenses to hit the street is aimed squarely at the professional and enthusiast with the no-compromises Zeiss …

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Feb 02

Review: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar T* (Fuji X-Mount)

Last year, Zeiss released its brand new line of lenses dedicated to APS-C mirrorless cameras.   Here, I’ll be reviewing the ‘normal’ lens in that release, the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar T*.  While the version of the lens I reviewed was for Fujifilm X-Mount, the optics and internals should be identical between this and …

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Jan 28

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 vs. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Since Carl Zeiss AG first released their line of Touit lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji X-mount, there has been much debate, especially among Fuji owners, as to whether the pricey Zeiss lenses are worth their premium over the excellent options from the OEMs.  Last year, I did a faceoff between the Fuji XF 14mm …

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Dec 27

Review: Carl Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar T* ZA

With the introduction of Sony’s A7 and A7r mirrorless cameras, the E-Mount gains new life, but also some new complications.  Existing E-Mount lenses are designed to cover an APS-C image circle, and as such, a new line of lenses is required to cover the full-frame image sensors in these new Sony flagships.  When the cameras …

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Jul 11

Review: Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon (Fuji X-Mount)


Carl Zeiss, AG has been one of the premier optics companies for over 150 years. The name is synonymous with optical quality, and their lenses carry high expectations. The majority of interchangeable lenses made by Zeiss have been manual focus lenses, from their extremely highly regarded Contax line of the 70s and 80s to the …

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Jul 07

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 vs Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 R

Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 (left), Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 (right)

With the release of Zeiss lenses for Fuji and Sony’s NEX, many owners of Fuji’s X system have been wondering whether the new Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon is worth the nearly $400 price premium over Fuji’s already outstanding 14mm f/2.8.  I reviewed the 14mm f/2.8 last month, and I’ve found it to be one …

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