Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M macro lens for the Fujifilm X-Mount | Photo Madd

This is an early first impressions review of the new Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M macro lens along with a series of images I have taken in the first couple of days. The build quality of this lens is fantastic.  It comes presented in a beautiful box and although it’s only something minor that will be kept in the cupboard, it is all part of the experience when you are buying a lens at this price and makes you feel like you have purchased something special.  It actually reminded me that Fujifilm used to present the early X-Series products in really nicely thought out quality boxes, something that sadly appears to have been dropped in recent models of cameras and lenses. The smooth barrel and rubber rings are quite a departure from the design of other Zeiss lenses, well any lens really!  I knew I would like it as I have previously hired the 12mm Touit and really liked the feel of that lens. The aperture ring is nice and tight and unlike the 12mm lens it doesn’t get knocked as easily and stays solidly in position.  Aperture values are notched nicely at 1/3rd stops. The focussing ring is wide and well placed. The fly-by-wire focussing takes a bit of getting used to if you have previously had the fully manual Zeiss lenses but is fine once you get used to it ……..

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Zeiss Touit 50mm F2.8

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