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Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

A compact standard lens with autofocus, especially designed and constructed for compact system cameras like the Sony Nex and Fujifilm X Series cameras. A lens that makes it so easy to spontaneously capture your special moments and preserve them in perfect pictures.

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

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For optimum compatibility of Touit lenses on Sony NEX cameras we recommend to use the latest firmware (1.02 for NEX-5R/NEX-6 and 1.03 for NEX-7 or higher). The firmware can be downloaded from the Sony website:

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ZEISS Touit 1.8/32

Magician of the moment

The best of two worlds. Just like a 50 mm lens in 35 mm photography, the ZEISS Touit® 1.8/32 offers the same angle of view as the human eye. However, optimised for use with APS-C format sensors, it is simultaneously a lens that is so light and compact that it can be taken along simply anywhere and everywhere you go. Whether you are shooting portraits, landscapes or spontaneous snapshots, you will never cease to be amazed by what a ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 can tease out of your camera. It is quite simply the ideal companion for capturing perspectives and colour- and lighting moods in perfect pictures.

Technical specifications:

Focal length 32 mm
Aperture range f/1.8 – f/22
Focusing range 0,30 m (0.98 ft) – ∞
Number of elements/groups 8/5
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 48° / 40° / 29°
Coverage at close range 214 x 142 mm (8.43 x 5.59″)
Filter thread M52 x 0,75
Dimensions (with caps) E: 72 mm (2.83″)
X: 76 mm (2.99″)
Diameter of focusing ring E, X: 65 mm (2.56″)
Weight E: 200 g (0.44 lbs)
X: 210 g (0.46 lbs)
Camera mounts E-Mount

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Touit 1.8/32

Planar Design

Touit 1.8/32

The Planar lens type is the most successful – and the most frequently copied – lens design of all time. It offers lens calculators numerous opportunities for almost complete correction of all optical aberrations, and is therefore even today the basis for the design and construction of modern, high-performance lenses. Modification of this proven, six-lens, basic design can achieve significantly improved performance for use with today’s image sensors.

Planar with 8 lens elements in 5 groups


Touit 1.8/32

Innovative product design

Innovative product design to ensure superior handling and fulfil the most stringent aesthetic expectations. ZEISS lenses are among the winners of the several thousand products entered for prominent design awards. The unmistakeable new product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly integrated into the overall design. The metal bayonet mount guarantees extreme rigidity and rubberised setting rings enable precise manual control when needed. Flush-fitting, satinised surfaces visualise the optical and mechanical precision of each lens.

Full compatibility

The ZEISS Touit lenses are designed and constructed specifically for use on Sony NEX and FUJIFILM X Series cameras with APS-C sensors. The lenses are therefore fully-compatible and support all camera functions, including autofocus.


Ideal aperture characteristics

Photographers want to lead the viewer through their images. Planes with minimum depth of focus are often employed as creative elements. For instance, the background is kept intentionally out of focus to lead the viewer’s eye to the actual subject of the image. The Touit lenses feature a nine-blade iris that closes to create an almost perfectly circular aperture. The effect of this is the creation of a particularly harmonious effect in the out of focus areas of the image (‘Bokeh’).

Smooth and reliable autofocus

The design of the autofocus system demands an extremely precise movement of certain lens elements. As the mass of the elements or groups to be moved within the optical system differs, various motor types may be installed. The focusing system of the Touit lenses is designed to guarantee robust and smooth autofocusing without any need for compromises or limitations in their optical design.

Information: To reach the best compatibility on Sony NEX Cameras (AF in video mode) we highly recommend to use the latest Sony NEX firmware.

ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating

The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.

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Touit 1.8/32

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Blog Articles

Touit 1.8/32

#ZEISSTouit 2014 – and the winner is…
ZEISS Touit | 2014-06-27 14:46:20 |

#ZEISSTouit 2014 – and the winner is…

To mark the first birthday of the Touit lens family for compact system cameras, everyone in the ZEISS community had six weeks to submit their best picture taken with a Touit lens through the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses ...


Shoreline walks
ZEISS Touit | 2014-05-28 13:24:05 |

Shoreline walks

Douglas Kurn has been photographing with a single reflex system and ZEISS lenses for years.  Then he conducted an experiment: to try compact system cameras and a demo set of the ZEISS Touit family over a period of four weeks.“When I opened the suitcase, I felt a bit conflicted at first. I hel ...


Face to face
ZEISS Touit | 2014-05-02 13:46:43 |

Face to face

Consalvo de Costa has discovered the ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 and now uses it to create classic portraits in black and white.Consalvo de Costa has a constant companion: the ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 on a compact system camera (X-Pro 1). Portraits are his passio ...


ZEISS Touit | 2014-04-22 14:54:31 |

One year of Touit – show us your best image!

Participation until June 8, 2014 on the ZEISS community on FlickrHappy 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 ...


ZEISS Touit | 2014-03-21 16:28:58 |

Touit and ZM lenses on the Sony Alpha 7R – a good connection

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. Christian ...


Reviews & Awards

Touit 1.8/32


"Famed for the quality of their lenses for 35mm and medium format cameras, Zeiss has branched out into creating lenses..."

"Carl Zeiss (Now just named Zeiss) has always been considered the premium brand for lenses in the photography industry..."

"The traditional method of shooting close-up photographs is with a macro lens mounted on the camera, and, no doubt about it..."

"Let me begin by saying I could have written this entire review in this one sentence: "The Zeiss Touit 12mm and 32mm are..."

"The promise of mirror-less cameras is lightweight and compact size compared to their bulkier heavier DSLR brethren..."


iF product design award 2013

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D

American Photo Editor's Choice

red dot design award 2013

ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D


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ColorFoto Award - Canon 7D