Very first impressions of the Zeiss 50mm Touit lens and some shots

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by pniev, May 23, 2014.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    After leaving photography aside for a while, I picked up the Zeiss 50mm Touit lens for my Fuji X-T1 this week. I thought it would better fit my needs than the Fuji 56mm. The first thought that crossed my mind was how light the lens feels. It definitely does not feel like a typical Zeiss or Fuji lens. I read somewhere that manual focusing might be difficult because of the sensitivity of the rotation ring but everything worked smoothly. In fact, manual focusing is a pleasure with this lens. And a big advantage is that the lens hunts less than the Fuji 60mm. AF is also accurate. It doesn't have image stabilization so shooting macro w/o tripod is tricky.

    The biggest question is of course: Do I like the results. Frankly, I am not sure yet. A Zeiss lens like the 135mm APO lens is superior. The DP3 Sigma too. And I am inclined to conclude that the bokeh of the Fuji 56mm is also better. But I will have to wait drawing conclusions until I've made some portrait shots.

    Here are some initial shots (sorry, no portrait yet):

    XT100569 par phn, on ipernity

    XT100576 par phn, on ipernity

    XT100581 par phn, on ipernity

    XT100598 par phn, on ipernity

    And this one is for BB:
    XT100570 par phn, on ipernity
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Love the crispness on the first photo!
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