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Carl Zeiss just released detailed technical specification of the new Zeiss Lens for the Fuji X Mount (Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji X-E1). While an exact release date is not set yet, we expect them to be available in June 2013. Since there's a lot of information scattered all over the Internet, we're going to do our best to collect them here.
The Zeiss lens is now available for pre-order. Shipping June 2013.
We were very exited to hear that Zeiss is going to release an autofocus lens for the X-Mount. Since we have been using the Fuji X-E1 with Zeiss ZM lenses (Leica M Mount) for quite some time, we are satisfied with the performance of both camera and glass but were never quite happy with the manual focus on the Fuji.
|Touit 1.8/32||XF35mmF1.4 R||Touit 2.8/12||XF14mmF2.8 R|
|Retail Price||Euro 799||Euro 579||Euro 1099||Euro 800|
|Avaliability||~ June 2013||Available||~ June 2013||Available|
|Brand||Carl Zeiss||Fujifilm||Carl Zeiss||Fujifilm|
|Focal length||32 mm||35 mm||12 mm||14 mm|
|Equivalent on Sensor||48 mm||52.5||18 mm||21 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.8 – f/22||f/1.4 – f/16||f/2.8 – f/22||f/2.8 – f/22|
|Aperture blades||9, rounded||7, rounded||9, rounded||7, rounded|
|Aperture stops||1/3EV||1/3EV (22 stops)||1/3EV||1/3EV (19 stops)|
|Focusing range||0,37 m – ∞||0,28 m – ∞||0,18 m – ∞||0,18 m – ∞|
|Number of elements / groups||8/5||8/6||11/8||10/7|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||48° / 40° / 29°||44.2°||99° / 89° / 66°||89°|
|Coverage at close range||214 x 142 mm||220 x 144 mm|
|Filter thread||M52 x 0,75||M52||M67 x 0,75||M58|
|Dimensions (with caps)||72 mm||54.9 mm||86 mm||58.4 mm|
|Diameter of focusing ring||65 mm||65 mm||86 mm||65 mm|
|Weight||210 g||187 g||270 g||233.8 g|
If you want to find out more about the lens, have a look at the following Zeiss PDF's:
The 32 mm Touit (Planar) is on the left, the 12 mm Touit (Distagon) on the right.
Unfortunately Carl Zeiss has not released any MTF curve yet. We'll be posting one as soon as they turn up.
"The Touit lenses feature a nine-blade iris that closes to create an almost perfectly circular aperture."
Here's what the Carl Zeiss team has to say about the built quality and material:
"The mirrorless system cameras are lighter and more compact than SLR cameras. With our new lenses for this camera system we are continue the development of our high quality lens concept while simultaneously aiming at a relatively light-weight design. For the mechanical components we looked for the best compromise between the quality of the material and the product's total weight. For this reason, we decided to use a combination of materials. For parts that do not require metal for accuracy, solidity or durability, we have incorporated lighter materials such as plastic." - Source
A retailer in brussels had the chance to test-drive the lens. You can find the images on his Facebook
The Touit 32 mm produces very soft, pleasant bokeh. - Source
The Touit 12 mm looks like a great wide angle lens for the Fuji. - Source
Cross section of the Touit 1.8/32. - Source
One of the first images shot with the Touit 1.8/32. - Source
Stay tuned, we're going to post some more images soon