Zeiss has introduced a new prime lens for Sony and Fujifilm mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors in the body of the Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro.
The mirrorless camera industry is doing pretty well and it is showing encouraging signs for the future. Zeiss has noticed this aspect therefore it has decided to launch a new lens for some mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
Photographers who will be very pleased to hear this news are those who own Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount cameras. Their APS-C sensor-powered shooters will soon get the chance to fit the new Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens, which provides a 1:1 magnification rate, thus the “macro” designation.
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens announced for Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras
This is the third Zeiss optic for E-mount and X-mount cameras, after the 32mm f/1.8 and 12mm f/2.8. The new 50mm f/2.8 Macro will provide a 35mm equivalent of 75mm.
It should not be used only for macro photography, says the company. Its focal length and wide aperture will allow owners to use it as a portrait lens, too.
Another important aspect in favor of portrait photography is the image quality, which is said to be very high, making the company’s fans very proud. Although it does not have the widest aperture out there, Zeiss claims that the bokeh is “harmonious and balanced”.
An interesting design trait consists of its floating elements, which means that it does not matter where the focus point is set, as the image quality will remain “exceptional” regardless of the settings chosen by the users.
Expect this lens in March for a price under $1,000
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens is made out of 14 elements in 11 groups. It can focus at a distance of 15 centimeters / 5.91 inches.
The Fujifilm model is more “featured” than the Sony one because it comes with an aperture ring, that goes from the f/2.8 maximum to the f/22 minimum. However, neither version offers image stabilization, therefore owners will have to rely more on their steady hands.
The optic measures 2.56-inches in diameter and 3.58-inches in length. On the other hand, the filter thread is sized at 52mm. As expected, Zeiss will provide a lens hood in the package.
Sony E and Fujifilm X photographers will be able to purchase the Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens as of this March for a price of $999.