The 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Lens from Zeiss is a standard focal length premium lens optimized for full-format DSLR camera sensors. A wide maximum aperture combined with Zeiss’ renowned optical glass and T* lens coating allow the 55mm f/1.4 to transmit an impressive degree of detail and color rendition even in low light situations. A floating element design equips the lens for consistent image quality, minimal aberration and field distortion throughout the focus range.
Complementing the premium optics of the 55mm f/1.4 Otus lens is a metal lens housing as evidence of a build quality that matches the lens’s imaging prowess. Additionally, an all-metal focusing mechanism with an extended rotation angle allows precise manual focusing from 20″ to infinity. Borrowing from their cinema lenses, Zeiss labels the focus scale with highly-visible yellow markings. The rubberized focus ring improves tactile feedback and helps to enable exact focus placement.
The Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens is a normal length prime lens designed specifically for use on APS-C-sized image sensors, and as such provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 48mm. This lens is compatible with Sony E and Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.
The Planar design of this lens is a highly successful optical construction that inherently corrects for most aberrations and distortion while offering high overall sharpness and image clarity. Additionally, Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to all lens surfaces to reduce reflections, lens flare, and ghosting to produce imagery with high contrast and color fidelity.
The physical construction of the lens features a metal lens barrel with rubberized control rings for high precision when working with manual focus. When working in autofocus modes, the focusing system of the lens offers smooth and reliable performance with high precision and control. A rigid metal bayonet mount ensures accurate alignment and a nearly circular nine-blade aperture works to produce an aesthetic out-of-focus highlight quality.
Fujifilm X and Sony E-mount Compatibility
The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount and Fuji X-Mount) is a wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for use on APS-C-sized image sensors, and as such provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 18mm. This lens is compatible with Sony E mirrorless and Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras and supports all camera functions, including autofocus and exposure control.
The Distagon design of this lens integrates a floating element design that includes two aspherical elements and three partial-dispersion elements to reduce aberrations and distortion to produce high image clarity, sharpness, and even brightness. Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have also been applied to all lens surfaces to improve light transmission and image contrast by minimizing surface reflections, lens flare, and ghosting.
The construction of the lens features a metal lens barrel with rubberized control rings for high precision when manually focusing. A rigid metal bayonet mount ensures accurate alignment and a nearly circular nine-blade aperture works to produce an aesthetic out-of-focus highlight quality.
Sony E Compatibility and Fujifilm X Compatibility
The Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 is an extremely compact (2.41 x 0.91″), lightweight (2.75 oz) prime lens with a versatile 35mm equivalent focal length of 41mm. It provides a 55.5° angle of view. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and is effective in low light situations and able to create a shallow depth of field. The lens stops down to f/16 in 1/3 EV stops.
Fast and precise autofocus is provided by a built-in, high-torque DC coreless motor and its single metal lens ring offers accurate manual focus capability. An aspherical lens element minimizes aberrations for sharp overall imaging and its 7 rounded-blade diaphragm brings with it a pleasing out-of-focus area. Fujinon’s HT-EBC lens coating reduces reflections at a wider wavelength and minimizes flares and ghosting. Its minimum focus distance is 13.4″
The Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body is a high performance X-mount camera that takes its place alongside the X-Pro1 and X-E1 as Fujifilm’s premiere mirrorless cameras and shares with them the handsome retro form factor, APS-C X-Trans sensor, Full HD 1080p Video, a host of high-end functions and access to the growing list of Fuji X-mount lenses. Where it differs from the others is in size (it is the most compact), its built-in Wi-Fi capability, its user-friendly interface and large tilt-able LCD monitor.
The X-M1 houses a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor which offers a unique color filter pixel array that eliminates its low pass filter and reduces moiré and false colors, resulting in exceptionally accurate color imaging, low noise and high resolution in the APS-C format. The EXR Processor II image processor enables high-performance speeds for both photo functions and Full HD 1080/30p video capture. In video mode, sound can be recorded through the built-in stereo microphone. ISO sensitivity can be extended to 25600 for clear imaging in low light and continuous shooting of 5.6 fps is achievable.
A large 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with 920k-dot resolution provides image composition and playback and its ability to flip up 90º and down 50º allows you to shoot at odd angles and adjust for glare and bright sun. Wi-Fi connectivity is supported on the X-M1 and allows for transfer of images to your Android or iOS mobile device. The Fujifilm Camera App allows you to browse the image contents of your camera from your mobile device and transfer up to 30 images at a time and the Photo Receiver App lets you immediately share images to a friend’s smartphone.
The X-M1 measures just 4.6″ wide and has a retro rangefinder form with simple control dials, a hot shoe mount and pop-up flash on its top plate. The main mode dial offers access to both its manual exposure modes, helpful scene modes and advanced features. A rubber thumb grip on the back provides a stable spot to hold the camera and places your thumb directly on a control dial for easy settings adjustment and one handed operation. A one-touch video record button is located just beneath the thumb grip as well. As mentioned, the X-M1 is compatible with all of the Fujifilm X-mount lenses and numerous others via the appropriate adapter.
16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and EXR Processor II
3.0″ 920k-Dot Tilt LCD Monitor
Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
Focal Plane Shutter
Film Simulation Modes
JPEG and RAW Capture
High Speed Contrast Autofocus
Built-in Flash and Hot Shoe Mount
Magnesium Alloy Body