Carl Zeiss Adds the Touit 2.8/50M, a macro lens for Sony and Fujifilm Mirrorless Cameras

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Compact camera system shooters are in for a treat this morning. Carl Zeiss just pulled the wraps on a new macro lens, the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M. Zeiss touts its new macro lens offers a magnification power of 1:1 to photograph objects in their original size in real-life. As a macro lens it will allow shooters to get up close with a 1.97 inch minimum focusing distance to capture all the tiny details not visible to the naked eye.

Alternatively, the lens affords an equivalent 75mm focal length on APS-C cameras. This low-powered telephoto lens could be perfect for tight portrait shots or even some landscape work. The lens works on both Sony E mount and Fujifilm X mount cameras including the brand new Fujifilm X-T1.

Inside, the lens features 14 elements in 11 groups. Like many other Zeiss lenses, the lens focuses without extending the barrel, thanks to a floating design in which individual internal glass elements move relative to each other. On the front, users will find a M52 filter thread as well as a mountable lens hood.

The Touit 2.8/50M in E and X mounts will be available worldwide in March for $999. We have even more images of the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M after the break plus sample pictures and specs so click past the break.

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