Zeiss Touit Lenses

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 6,588
Re: Replacement price

liquid stereo wrote:

Al Valentino wrote:

liquid stereo wrote:

Al Valentino wrote:

Zeiss is officially launching its new lens line starting with the 12 f/2.8 and 35 f/1.8, called 'Touit'...

From Zeiss, - Touit is pronounced like the English “do it.” Touit stands for good visibility, agility, mobility and diversity, qualities which also aptly describe the new ZEISS lenses for mirrorless camera systems. The name Touit comes from the band-tailed parrots.  This bird is very small and agile, and its plumage is deep green. The Touit parrots live in Latin America and the Caribbean in a wide range of different habitats, from damp-tropical island regions to lowland rainforests to thorn-bush savannas and even high in the Andes Mountains at altitudes of up to over 20,000 feet.

Link to Zeiss blog

Brochure link does not include MTF charts (strange)

Couldn't find pricing 


$900 for 32/1.8

$1250 for 12/2.8

$45 for lens hoods.

I'm eager to see how the AF performs!

is it me, or is charging extra for hood with a premium lens a bit shameless?

I suspect it's the price of a replacement.

i am now pretty sure, not 100% sure, the hood is not included with lens. If correct, this annoys me. I always use a hood, rarely a filter, for protection against flare, and banging as it is an excellenr shock absorber and also helps when shooting in light rain or powerfull waterfalls were mist is a problem. A premium product should include the hood.

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