ZEISS Touit

Participation until June 8, 2014 on the ZEISS community on Flickr

Happy Birthday, Touit! We are celebrating the first birthday of our lens family for compact system cameras with APS-C sensor – a great reason to see what sort of great application images you have created so far. Until June 8, you have the possibility to submit the best image that you have taken with a Touit lens on our Flickr group. Afterwards, a prominent jury consisting of ZEISS experts as well as the four participants of last year’s "The ZEISS Challenge: Touit in Bangkok" will select the winning image.

The Touit family, E-mount

The Touit family, E-mount

Do you still remember? The ZEISS Challenge: Touit in Bangkok” was the highlight to mark the start of sales last year. Laura, Mac, Muga and David got the chance to put the new Touit lenses through their paces in Bangkok. Now it’s your turn – which challenge have you mastered with your Touit?

"We are very eager to see what our many Touit fans submit. We’re really looking forward to it,” said Martin Dominicus, Head of Marketing of ZEISS Camera Lenses. "Designing a new lens family and bringing it to market is exciting and a lot of work at the same time. Seeing the results that creative photographers achieve with the lenses is the reward for all our work."

Procedure

1. If you still don’t have an account with Flickr, create one here:  http://www.flickr.com/signup/
(Note: For new members, it may happen due to technical reasons at Flickr that pictures are added to the group with a delay.)
2. Join the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/carlzeisslenses
3. Tag the picture according to the given tags for lens and topic.
For example: "Touit 2.8/12", "Touit 1.8/32" or "Touit 2.8/50M", "Portrait"
A list of official Carl Zeiss tags can be found here:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/carlzeisslenses
4. Tag the image that you want to submit with this tag as well: "ZEISSTouit2014"
5. Load the picture on the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group.

Important! Only pictures that meet these conditions can be part of the contest:

  • The picture has the correct tag for the lens that was used ("Touit 2.8/12", "Touit 1.8/32" or "Touit 2.8/50M")
  • The picture also has the tag "ZEISSTouit2014".
  • The picture was uploaded by the photographer in the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group and accepted by our administrators in the pool.
  • The photographer has loaded only ONE picture with the tag "ZEISSTouit2014". We want participants to select their best image by themselves and submit this one only. If you submit more than one image, we cannot consider any of the images.
  • The picture was added to the group before June 8, 2014.

Here are the conditions of participation.

The jury

Up to and including Sunday June 8, 2014, pictures can be submitted on Flickr. After that, a jury consisting of ZEISS employees and professional photographers will select the best images and choose the winner. The jury will look in particular for pictures that are consciously composed and play with photographic stylistic elements. Pictures that are consciously composed and in which one can recognize a story will receive the highest number of points. The winning image will receive a brand-new Touit lens of the photographer’s choice.

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22 Comments

  1. I think this is a GREAT idea! I loved my Touit 2.8/12 the past 10 months, and I can’t wait until I finally receive my Touit 2.8/50M which I pre-ordered in January. Those are just so inspiring to use, I can’t get enough.

    One question to the contest: Is it allowed to add the Tag “ZEISSTouit2014″ to an image which was entered into the ZEISS Flickr group last year? Because the conditions state the photo must be entered to the group after April 22. So do I have to remove my image from the group pool and re-enter it in order to participate to the contest?

    Thanks for an answer and for this unique opportunity!

    Hannes

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    1. ZEISS Camera Lenses

      Post author

      Hi Hannes,

      Thanks for your comment and great that you like our birthday celebration! :)

      Concerning your question: if the photo that you already submitted to our Flickr group is the one that you would like to see in the contest, we kindly ask you to resubmit it with the corresponding tag “ZEISSTouit2014″. If you do so, everything should be fine :)

      Thanks and best regards,
      Your ZEISS Lenses Team

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  2. Hi

    I have some week ago uploaded my Touit picture for the competition and put it in the Flickr Zeiss group and also tagged it according to the description above.
    However it doesn’t show up here; https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/zeisstouit2014/ (here you should be able to see all pictures tagged with “zeisstouit2014″)
    Do you have any idea about what have gone wrong?

    All the best
    bo

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    1. ZEISS Camera Lenses

      Post author

      Dear Bo!
      Thank you for participating!
      You are right, your image should show up in the mentioned link and in the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group (https://www.flickr.com/groups/carlzeisslenses/).
      Would you mind sending us the direct link to your tagged image? We will check the tags, give you feedback and ask you to upload it again then. We are looking forward to see and receive your image!
      Thank you very much and best regards
      ZEISS Lenses Team

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  3. Hi again.
    Just an idea.
    Look under “Why aren’t my photos appearing in searches or groups” here on the Flickr Help pages https://www.flickr.com/help/with/photos/ .
    “If your account is new, first you need to upload at least 5 public photos. After that minimum has been reached, then it shouldn’t take more than a few days until your photos appear in searches, groups, etc. To make sure your photos show in searches, remember to add accurate tags and descriptions.”
    I right now have fewer than 5 pictures on Flickr in a fairly new account; the account is seven days old.
    If you by clicking the link https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/zeisstouit2014/ under the hood is using the search function my problem make sense.

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  4. ZEISS Camera Lenses

    Post author

    Dear Bo!
    Your contribution in fact is correctly tagged. Would you mind uploading the image again to our group? We will be on the lookout and approve your image to see if it will be shown in the group. If it will not be showed in the group there must be a restriction by Flickr as you mentioned above.
    Let’s see… :)
    Thank you and best regards
    your ZEISS Lenses Team

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  5. Dear ZEISS Lenses Team
    I have since last week five pictures in my Flickr account, so that’s enough to be searchable and public according to the Flickr Help post above.
    I have removed my pic from the “OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group” (but not removed it completely from my Flickr account) and after that put it back in the “OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group”.
    I can see my pic in the “OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group” when I am logged in, but I can NOT see my pic in the “OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group” when I’m NOT logged in.
    I can never see my pic in the search for the tag “ZEISSTouit2014″ (same bad result logged in or not).

    Best regards
    bo

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    1. ZEISS Camera Lenses

      Post author

      Hi Patrick,

      Your image is tagged correctly. Everything’s fine. Thanks for contributing :)

      Best regards,
      Your ZEISS Lenses Team

      Reply
    1. ZEISS Camera Lenses

      Post author

      Dear Jaques!
      Thank you very much and good luck!
      Best regards
      your ZEISS Lenses Team

      Reply
    1. ZEISS Camera Lenses

      Post author

      Dear James!
      Thank your for your submission! And don’t worry: everything is fine and your image can be found in the contest pool. The reason for the delay is the necessary manual approval of every image.
      Good luck and best regards
      your ZEISS Lenses Team

      Reply
  6. Dear Zeiss Lenses Team

    When do you expect to publish the name of the winner of the Touit competition? I guess all competitors daily are checking the lens blog for the result :)

    Best regards
    Bo

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    1. ZEISS Camera Lenses

      Post author

      Dear Bo!
      Thank you very much for your message. We are currently in the process of informing the winner and will soon let you all know about the results. To be more specific: the winner will be announced officially next week. :)
      Best regards
      ZEISS Lenses Team

      Reply
  7. robe(roblasco1)

    good morning, when it will be released voncitore competition touit thanks and where it will be published

    Reply

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