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Wie finde ich eigentlich…..das Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm? | Mehrdad Abedi

Wie finde ich eigentlich…..das Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm? | Mehrdad Abedi | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Für diejenigen unter Euch, die das erste Mal auf meinem Blog gelandet sind: Ihr werdet hier keine großartig reproduzierbaren Aufbauten mit mtf Charts, Verzeichnungen und Verkrümmungstests etc. zu sehen/lesen bekommen, sondern nur (m)eine persönliche Meinung eines Fotografen, der seine Objektive benutzt und sich auf sie verlassen will/muss. Für die technischen Details gibt es viele andere gute Seiten. Auch gleich zu Anfang will ich vorausschicken, dass ich das Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 wie auch die anderen beiden Touits von Zeiss Deutschland netterweise zu Testzwecken zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen habe. Das heisst, es wandert am Ende auch wieder zurück zu Zeiss Deutschland. An dieser Stelle hatte ich schon meinen Dank an Zeiss Deutschland bekundet. Es fließt also weder in die eine noch in die andere Richtung Geld. Das Touit 12mm ist ja in Bezug auf die Brennweite recht nah an dem Fujinon xf14mm f2.8 dran. Und auch wenn ich hier im Grunde keinen direkten Vergleich dieser beiden Objektive suche, so werde ich immer wieder das Fujinon vergleichsweise heranbemühen und es am Ende natürlich auch in meine persönliche Bewertung mit einfließen lassen. Aber jetzt erst einmal der Reihe nach.........

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Zeiss Touit 12mm | Fuiji X-Pro 1 | Tewfic El-Sawy

Zeiss Touit 12mm | Fuiji X-Pro 1 | Tewfic El-Sawy | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Well, I succumbed. I've been think about another prime lens for my Fuji X-Pro1 for quite some time, and having the XF 18mm f2.0 "pancake", I just couldn't make up my mind between the XF 35mm f1.4, the XF 23mm f1.4 or the XF 27mm f2.8. I tossed around the pros and cons of various Fujifilm X Mount Lenses, and finally decided on the Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit.  It’s a solid, all glass lens that feels well made, and while it's manufactured in Japan (as if that is a downside), it feels 'German Zeiss'. It's essentially an 18mm f2.8 equivalent on the Fuji X-Pro1 1.5x crop sensor. And it's hand-built........

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Choosing between the Fuji 10-24mm f/4 zoom or Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 and Fuji 14mm f/2.8 primes | Tom Grill

Choosing between the Fuji 10-24mm f/4 zoom or Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 and Fuji 14mm f/2.8 primes | Tom Grill | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

A recent comment made on this blog posed a question that had been troubling me as well, particularly because I am currently in the process of assembling a travel kit for a two week trip to Spain and Portugal. It has to do with making a decision between the Fuji 10-24mm f/4 zoom and a single prime wide angle lens, such as the Zeiss Touit 12mm or Fuji 14mm, both with faster f/2.8 apertures.......

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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 (Fujifilm) - Review | PhotoZone

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 (Fujifilm) - Review | PhotoZone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

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Ultra-wide angle lenses are never really perfect. However, within its scope the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 delivers pretty impressive results. The center quality is great and the border and corner quality are good to very good at mainstream settings. The very low lateral CAs contribute to the high sharpness perception. Distortions and vignetting are usually auto-corrected either by the camera or your favorite RAW converter so you don't have to worry about these aspects from a normal user perspective. However, when looking at the naked raw files, you can spot a few issues. The raw distortions are actually still quite fine at 2% - this is a normal value for such a prime lens and lower than on most conventional zoom lenses for sure. However, the raw vignetting is very high especially at max. aperture. Overall we liked the build quality - and looks - of the Zeiss lens. The incorporated materials are obviously of high quality. However, the implementation of the aperture ring may not be perfect - while it provides distinctive "clicks" you tend to change the setting by (un-)mounting because it turns too easily. Just like on the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 we weren't totally convinced by the AF but it does an Okay job in terms of AF speed and the generated noise level is quite low. As mentioned we still used an old X-E1 for the test so the AF performance is probably a much lesser issue on the X-E2 and X-T1 anyway. A key question is, of course, how the Zeiss lens performs compared to its nearest rival - the Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R. The Fuji lens is slightly sharper in the image corners at medium apertures but then it's also not quite as wide. These two extra millimeters can make quite a difference. To phrase it differently: the diagonal view angle the Zeiss lens reaches 99 degrees vs 89 degrees for the Fuji lens. Thus if you are after an even more dramatic perspective in your images, the Zeiss may be the more interesting choice.......

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X-Pro1 vs Yellow Stone Cave | Vincent C. Wong

X-Pro1 vs Yellow Stone Cave | Vincent C. Wong | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you’ll noticed that I have started using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 a lot more frequently than before. Even though I’ve owned the camera for over 7 months now… it wasn’t until the past 3 months that it has become my camera of choice. A worthy replacement for my Canon 5D MkII. So what kick-start this camera revolution? It all boils down to the camera’s performance in “low-light”… and I mean really low-light (as in a cave). Sure, in the current technological environment I’d say every camera performs well under good light (even my iPhone 5). However, it’s only when a camera has a special ability to capture details, textures etc… under the most challenging of lights will it earn my trust. It was a risk. One that paid off big time for me … I brought the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (with the Carl Zeiss 12mm lens) into a environment that “makes or breaks”… the Yellow Stone Cave in Hunan China. The Yellow Stone Cave is one of the most intriguing cave network in the world – in fact it’s the biggest in the world and only about one tenth of the whole cave is open to visitors. This is where I challenged the X-Pro1 to the “low-light” test.....

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Zeiss Touit 12 vs. Fuji 14 vs. Zeiss ZE 21 | Mortten Byskov

Zeiss Touit 12 vs. Fuji 14 vs. Zeiss ZE 21 | Mortten Byskov | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Since 2005 I have used a Canon EF 16-35 2.8L USM as my only wide angle lens. I have been very happy with this lens, using it on a 20D, 5D, 5D Mark II and now on the 5D Mark III. The 16-35 is a good performer and very versatile. So why even consider other options. Well first of all; Who wouldn't want a new lens if it performs better and fits into a kit and budget. The lens makers have released plenty of options since 2005 with a list too long to mention here. I have rented the EF 35 1.4L and EF 24 1.4L II a few times and have been happy with these as well but not found enough reason to permanently add them to my kit. Adding to the mix I started shooting the APS-C format Fujifilm X-Pro1 about 18 months ago and have been very pleased having the option to travel lighter and still maintain great image quality. The question now, as I am sure many other photographers are asking them selves, do I build on the Fuji system or should I mainly stick with my full frame SLR option when it comes to wide angle lenses? The Fuji XF 14mm 2.8 R came out in the beginning of the year and many positive reviews have rolled in since. About a week ago I had a chance to try it out and I also took the Zeiss Distagon 12mm 2.8 T* out for a quick spin. Please note this is not a pixel peeping analyses but just a quick take......

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The Exhibition at the old Hospital and the Zeiss Touit 12mm for X-Pro1 | David Brommer

The Exhibition at the old Hospital and the Zeiss Touit 12mm for X-Pro1 | David Brommer | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I’ll be honest, I’m not that much of a super wide guy. My preferred focal length is just a little wider than normal view. The 28mm to 35mm is pretty perfect for me. Back in May, I got two lenses from Zeiss to try out, the 35 1.8 and 12mm 2.8 Touit lenses. I walked with the 35 1.8 around NYC for a few weeks testing the lens before I passed it on to Gabe from Ruinism and wrote about it on my “Part 1” of the Zeiss Touit tests which can be found here in this earlier blog. I then began to shoot with the 12mm and actually had trouble making images I was excited about. It wasn’t that the gorgeous lens was anything less than a great optic, it was I who had issue with the lens. For those who follow my blog, its not just words, the images have to back up what I’m saying. The environments that I was testing the lens in were just not coexisting and the lens wasn’t working for me. Well, all that changed yesterday when I took the 12mm and mounted it on my trusty Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the aim of checking out some exhibitions at the Cortona On the Move Photo Festival in Italy. All of the images are shot using the 12mm 2.8 at ISO Auto 1600, color shots are Velvia Film Sim Mode unless I chose the B&W Y mode (I used film sim bracketing so I was able to capture it all).....

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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 vs Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 R | Jordan Steele

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 vs Fujinon 14mm f/2.8 R | Jordan Steele | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

 

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 of the very best ultra-wide lenses for any system, and the very best ultra-wide I had used to date.  However, if there’s one company that is known for outstanding wide-angle design, it’s Zeiss.  Their 21mm f/2.8 for full frame cameras (originally for the Contax/Yashica mount, later re-released for Canon and Nikon) is widely considered the best wide-angle lens ever made.  Their recent 15mm f/2.8 is also extremely highly regarded.

I have the Touit 12mm in hand for a week for review.  In addition to that full review, I wanted to pit the Zeiss 12mm against Fuji’s 14mm.  Obviously, if you have a preference in focal length, that will likely be more important than some of the optical differences here…if you really need the wider field of view offered by the Zeiss, then that should be your route.  I personally find, for a prime lens, the slightly longer focal length of the 14 is slightly more usable day-to-day, but when you need the width, you need the width....

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Zeiss Touit Lens Field Test: 12mm F2.8 & 32mm F1.8 | Chris Niccolls - TheCameraStoreTV

 

Being big fans of the Zeiss DSLR lens line, we were excited when we heard about the new Touit lenses for mirrorless cameras. So TCSTV's Chris Niccolls went to document the destruction from the Calgary flooding with these new optics.....

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Jorge Moro's comment, July 2, 2013 7:35 PM
Maybe Ok for A Sony, quite unacceptable for Fuji. Besides, the 14mm, better quality, and only 2mm less, is about $400 cheaper!
Jorge Moro's comment, July 2, 2013 7:35 PM
sorry, I think Zeiss shot themselves in the foot with these lenses
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Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 with FUJIFILM X-E1 | Photo Yodobashi

Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 with FUJIFILM X-E1  | Photo Yodobashi | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Sample shots with Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 and FUJIFILM X-E1

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Objetivos Carl Zeiss Touit para CSC | DSLR Magazine

Objetivos Carl Zeiss Touit para CSC | DSLR Magazine | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

El planteamiento de estos Touit, en versiones Planar T* 32 mm f/1,8 y Distagon T* 12 mm f/2,8 –equivalentes respectivamente a 48 mm y 18 mm de focal en ángulo de cobertura– es en más de un aspecto, atrevido, y especialmente en lo que se refiere a la montura X, ya que Fujifilm ofrece para sus cámaras una línea muy completa de ópticas de también muy alta calidad, que incluye las referencias Fujinon 35 mm f/1,4 y 14 mm f/2,8 (con equivalencias de 52,5 mm y 21 mm respectivamente). A notar que aunque la nueva serie de objetivos Carl Zeiss recibe el nombre genérico de "Touit" por el de lo simpáticos loros tropicales, conservan la clasificación tradicional adicional de "Planar" y "Distagon", y por supuesto la de "T*" por los multirevestimientos antirreflejos. No lo es tanto para el caso de las Sony NEX, para las que en este momento, como ópticas “prime” podría citarse únicamente al Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 24 mm f/1,8 ZA (equivalente a un 36 mm). Para esta montura, las nuevas focales con equivalencias de 18 mm y 48 mm parecen aportaciones muy interesantes, sobre todo si se tiene en cuenta que Carl Zeiss es la que aporta de forma nativa ópticas “prime” para Sony. Ahora bien, sin indagamos un poco más en los Touit para la montura X de Fujifilm, encontraremos datos adicionales dignos de consideración. El primero es que –en focales cortas– cada milímetro cuenta, y puede haber más diferencia de cobertura de la que pueda suponerse entre los 52,5 mm y 21 mm equivalentes de los Fujinon y los 48 mm y –especialmente– los 18 mm equivalentes de los Touit. Para ello, nada más práctico que las imágenes comparativas que ofrecemos, tomadas bajo condiciones de control muy estrictas.....

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