Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zeiss Touit Press Event Coverage

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Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Touit with the Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6

Here's what we learned from the Zeiss Touit Lens press event yesterday.

  • Zeiss sees the Compact System Camera on an upward trend while the DSLR market peaking.
  • More Touit lenses will be announced within 12-24 months.
  • The 50mm f/2.8 macro will be announced this fall.
  • The lenses are much lighter than they appear.
  • The focus ring is well damped.
  • The lenses are designed to work with the latest NEX firmware.
  • The 12mm Distagon and the 32mm Planar will be available early June.
  • The 12mm and 32mm MTF charts are posted below.


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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens MTF Chart



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Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens MTF Chart


Thank you Richard, Nicole, and Tobias!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Zeiss Touit Lenses Explained by Dr. Pollmann

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Compact Lens for a Compact NEX System


Dr. Michael Pollmann Carl Zeiss Program Manager discusses the Touit Lens Line.


Here is Dr. Pollmann of Carl Zeiss discussing the Touit lens concept. The Touit autofocus lenses are designed for NEX cameras as was the Zeiss 24mm Sonnar. With the introduction of the Touit line, NEX owners have access to Zeiss' legendary lens designs, Distagon, Planar, and Sonnar. The first Touit lenses will be available around June.

Inner Workings of a Zeiss Touit Lens



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Monday, May 6, 2013

Keukenhof Tulips by H. Stanbury and NEX-7

Here are H. Stanbury photos from Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe during the spring tulip bulb display. He used his Sony NEX-7 with the 18-55mm OSS lens and a Vivitar 24mm f/2.8 in Minolta mount for the photos.

Keukenhof by H. Stanbury

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sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm

You can see the complete Keukenhof gallery at flickr.

Thanks flickrdelusions!