Tag Archives: Touit 2.8/12

Toni Ahvenainen created a yearlong personal photography project to find his own way of seeing the world through the viewfinder. To complete this project he persistently carried his camera everywhere for a full year and reflected his identity as a photographer through various subjects.
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Underwater photography is about more than just a waterproof housing. But with the right equipment and appropriate know-how you can create fascinating images.


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Kevin Palmer has been diving with his camera for more than 30 years. He loves the oceans’ blue vastness and fascinating animal kingdom, every bit as much as he loves the people whose lives are so closely intertwined with the sea. His motifs are as diverse as the oceans are deep.


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At this year’s photokina we will show the most beautiful photos taken by ZEISS fans from all over the world in our digital gallery. For that purpose we asked you to send us your best ZEISS photos. Not only will they be shown at our booth but one chosen photographer will travel to Cologne to visit photokina and see the photos at first hand. And we received many great submissions!


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Objects in the public domain and their geometric impact are the focus of Barry Tse’s photography. He uses the large angular field of the ZEISS Touit 2.8/12 to present each motif and its surroundings with equal impact.


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Douglas Kurn has been photographing with a single reflex system and ZEISS lenses for years. Then he conducted an experiment:
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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

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Christian Dandyk likes to work with compact system cameras. And he appreciates the excellent imaging quality of ZEISS Touit lenses. He also feels the new Sony Alpha 7R with full-frame sensor can be easily combined with Touit lenses, which are optimized for APS-C sensors. 

Touit 2.8/12 with the Sony Alpha 7R
Touit 2.8/12 with the Sony Alpha 7R

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The new building in the Ecole Poly Federale de Lausanne is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture. Berlin photographer and physicist Peter Fauland embarked on a photographic tour of discovery, accompanied by his Touit 2.8/12.

Like a UFO that has just landed" – this is the description that springs to mind the first time you set eyes on the Rolex Learning Center on the campus of the Ecole Poly Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). The interconnected complex of buildings was opened in 2010 and extends over an area of 88,000 square meters (980,000 square feet). Despite its size, the structure radiates a sense of lightness and movement: the roof and floor run parallel to one another in the shape of a wave. The building is intended to serve as a laboratory for new forms of learning. For Berlin photographer Peter Fauland, it became a laboratory for photographic experimentation: "I've been fascinated by the Rolex Learning Center for some time now. A few weeks ago, I finally saw the building in its complete form and knew right away that it had to be the venue for my next workshop. At the same time, I thought that this masterpiece of modern architecture would be the perfect setting for a photo series with the Touit 2.8/12."

X-Pro1, Touit 2.8/12, f/18, 1/100, ISO 200
West view, EPFL Rolex Learning Center
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Touit wins EISA Award: first place for wide-angle lens 2.8/12

The Touit family has received a special honor: the Touit 2.8/12 is “European Compact System Lens of the Year 2013-2014”. An international panel of experts from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) concluded that this new camera lens from ZEISS was the best lens for compact system cameras (CSC) in 2013. The decisive criterion for the jury was the lens’s combination of innovative technologies and high-quality performance and design features.

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