Well, it’s official, I’m now a Zeiss guy. Er, well, at least I’ve gotten a brief chance to use one of their highly-touted optics. Up for near-future review is the brand-new Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8, a fast “normal” lens for Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount mirrorless cameras. I wouldn’t even consider this post a “first-impressions”, as I typically write, because I have only shot with it for about 20 minutes so far. The weather today hasn’t exactly been kind for photography either; one minute the winds are blowing too hard to keep flowers still, the next it’s a torrential downpour, and the next the bright sun washes out any color. Not too happy about that.
Despite this, I can list with confidence three aspects of the lens that have already stood out: 1. The image quality is, so far, at least as good as my Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS, 2. Build quality is absolutely top-notch, and 3. Focusing is extremely noisy, a bit slow, and external (i.e. the center unit moves in and out to focus). No formal tests yet, just some quick photographs around the house. Take a look at the unboxing video below, and there’ll be more in an “actual” first impressions post soon!
And now for the video. Unfortunately, due to slow internet, this video will be viewable by about 6 a.m. EST:
That’s all for this quick look at the new Touit, guys and gals. Thanks for dropping by! Hopefully I can get my internet sped up soon so the accompanying videos to posts won’t bottleneck my workflow. 😉