The Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens for Sony E-mount cameras will finally go on sale on May 27, while the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens has been released today.
Zeiss introduced a Touit series lens, the 50mm f/2.8 Macro, at the end of January 2014. The optic has been designed for Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras with APS-C image sensors.
The Germany-based company has promised that the lens will go on sale by the end of March 2014. However, only the Fuji X version has showed up on the market, while the E-mount model has been left out in the cold.
Additionally, Olympus introduced the M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 lens along with the OM-D E-M10 camera around the same period. Many months later, both the 25mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.8 will begin shipping soon, courtesy of retailer B&H Photo Video.
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 lens back in stock at B&H Photo Video
The Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 lens is aimed at Micro Four Thirds cameras. B&H Photo Video has announced that the optic has become available for purchase once again today on May 21.
This means that the lens will begin shipping and should reach customers’ homes in the following hours. Limited stocks were available at many retailers weeks ago, but they have been emptied rather quickly.
The good thing is that the digital imaging shop is now claiming that there should be plenty of Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lenses for everybody. The product’s price has been set at $399.
Nevertheless, Amazon seems to have multiple units in stock at the same price as B&H. It is worth noting that the 25mm lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 50mm when mounted on Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens for E-mount cameras release date set for May 27
Meanwhile, the Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens release date is May 27 at B&H Photo Video. This optic has never been released for Sony E-mount cameras before, although Fujifilm X-mount users have been luckier.
Zeiss’ latest lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors can be pre-ordered for a little under $1,000. As stated above, the store will begin shipping it as of May 27, meaning that potential buyers will not have to wait much longer to get their hands on this product.
The Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 lens provides a 35mm equivalent of 75mm when mounted on Sony as well as Fujifilm APS-C-sized cameras.