After a good long wait, some time today I’ll be receiving the brand-new Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 for E-mount. I’ve been looking forward to this lens ever since catching wind of early rumors, and even more-so after finding it to be even cheaper than the Zeiss $1100 24mm f/1.8. After extended shooting with the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS, a lens I do like, I’ve found myself needing more sharpness and less lateral out-of-focus fringing at wider apertures. The Sony just isn’t cutting it on the resolution-monster NEX-7.
In steps the 32mm f/1.8, a lens Zeiss coins the “Magician of the Moment”. Sporting Zeiss’ proven “Planar” optical design, this lens may prove to be a powerful optical powerhouse in a compact design. I have extremely high hopes for this one. More to come soon. Depending on how much I can shoot with it day-of-arrival, I hope to have a hands-on video and/or some first impression photographs to share within the next couple days. Check back often or follow me by clicking the orange “Follow” button on the right of your screen.