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New Zeiss 50mm f2.8 Touit Mirrorless lens (NEX, Fuji) for $1000 - with full size samples available!, January 30, 2014
Zeiss continues to build up their Touit mirrorless system lenses with the announcement of the new 50mm f2.8 APS-C for the Sony NEX e-mount and the Fuji X system. Details on the lens, along with the cutout diagram and sample... Continue

Fuji officially releases new X System Lens Roadmap, January 6, 2014
Fuji has officially announced a new lens roadmap for their X system. The roadmap covers the whole of 2014 with four zoom lenses and one high speed wide prime shown as coming up. The first to come out will be... Continue

Zeiss planning 85mm f1.4 Otus lens, December 12, 2013
In a Facebook Q&A session, Zeiss revealed that they are planning to release a 85mm f1.4 Otus lens in 2014. According to the Facebook answer-er, this will be the first Otus lens to be released in 2014. Details via Pop... Continue

Zeiss shows 50mm f2.8 macro Touit "mirrorless" lens at Photo Plus Expo, October 25, 2013
Zeiss has shown at the 2013 PDN Photo Plus Expo in New York a new 50mm f2.8 macro Touit lens for mirrorless camera systems. Two pictures of the lens are waiting for you at Photoscala.de. Also computer translated. It makes... Continue

New Deals to celebrate PDN: 20% off Zeiss Touit primes and GX7 with 20mm II pancake, Fuji X-System rebates return for 3 days, and More, October 24, 2013
A new wave of online specials have been launched to celebrate the start of the PDN Trade Show in New York. The star of the discounts so far is a 20% off discount on the Zeiss Touit prime lenses at... Continue

Six new Sony Zeiss Full Frame lenses: five E-mount and one A-mount [updated], October 15, 2013
In addition to the new cameras, Sony announced six new 35mm full frame lenses. Four zooms and two primes. Five of them are E-mount (three zoom and two primes) and the other is a big iron workhorse SLR lens. They... Continue

New Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 SLR lens for Professionals for $4,000 (with 29 samples), October 7, 2013
Zeiss is launching today a new line of high-end SLR manual focus lenses for professionals, offering "no compromises image quality". The first lens in this group is of course a normal prime, the new Otus 55mm f1.4 Distagon T*. Details... Continue

New Lens Announcement: Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, September 8, 2013
Zeiss has a new lens announcement, they have revealed a new video lens, the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9. A mock up of this new lens will be shown later this month at the 2013 IBC trade show in Amsterdaaaaam. Early... Continue

Hands-on reports with new Sony NEX-5T and new NEX Sony and Zeiss lenses, September 3, 2013
We already rounded up the previews of the curiosity that is the new new Sony a3000 iLCe-3000, now let us round-up the previews and hands-onsies of the other new Sony NEX products announced last week. We group these by product.... Continue

New Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS NEX E-mount lens, August 26, 2013
The Sony-Zeiss alliance had another child today, its name is Sony Zeiss Vario Tessar T* 16-70mm f4 ZA OSS, another new NEX E-mount APS-C zoom lens. Its "equivalency" is around 24-105mm eq. OSS for optical image stabilization. Minimum aperture is... Continue

Zeiss explains why they decided to become just "Zeiss", dropping Carl from their name, July 1, 2013
Two weeks ago, Fotointern.ch spotted a name change on the face of Zeiss Touit lenses. The Carl disappeared, the lenses were just "Zeiss", not "Carl Zeiss". Fast forward to late last week, and Zeiss has made it official. This is... Continue

The Carl Zeiss name is replaced by just Zeiss on the Touits, June 16, 2013
Fotointern.ch (computer-translated) made an interesting observation. Carl is gone! "Carl" from the "Carl Zeiss" is absent from the Zeiss Touit lenses. It is just Zeiss. However, some of the early production lenses still have the "Carl Zeiss" name on them.... Continue

Zeiss Touits: Full Size Samples with 12/2.8 and 32/1.8 in both NEX and Fuji X, May 15, 2013
More Zeiss action! ePhotozine Japan has published hands-on reports with lots of real-world JPEG samples taken with the Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 and the Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8. Samples are available from both NEX (NEX-7) and Fuji X (X-Pro1, X-E1)... Continue

First wave of Zeiss Touits (12mm f2.8) expected on June 3 in 2013, May 14, 2013
The first wave of the new Zeiss Touits is expected to arrive on June 3rd 2013 with the 12mm f2.8 lens at B&H Photo. This for both the Fuji X and the Sony NEX mirrorless camera systems. Meanwhile, the 32mm... Continue

Zeiss Touits: lab test, hands-on video, samples of Fuji X Touits, and more [updated], May 11, 2013
More Zeiss Touits action! DSLR Magazine just published their testing report including their lab test charts and graphs for the Fuji X mount! You can also read it computer translated. Also included are two side-by-side scenes taken with the Zeiss... Continue

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