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    Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    Does anyone know whether the 12mm Touit has the same issues as other wide angles on the NEX 7?

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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    Quote Originally Posted by jfirneno View Post
    Does anyone know whether the 12mm Touit has the same issues as other wide angles on the NEX 7?

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    No color cast from my short experience with the 12mm. This was on the 7 with the original firmware. It's recommended to be a 1.02. Adobe is still working on the lens profile.

    I enjoyed shooting with the lens even if it was a hectic outing.

    Sony Alpha NEX Cameras and E Mount Lenses: Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens in Istanbul Not Constantinople

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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    jfirneno, I think there are many of us waiting for the answer you are seeking. A highly used technical oriented site on the web has a few who have used the 12mm on the NEX 7 and they are saying it is a GREAT 14mm lens after they crop the soft corners away (they have not mentioned any color shift issues). IMO soft corners are worse than color shift issues because the color shift can be reasonably fixed with a added step or two in PP but the soft corners can only be fixed by cropping them away.

    I am in a sit and wait and see mode. $1250 is too much for me to take chances with. I can wait........

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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    Ken and Jim:

    Thanks for the information. I figured lenses designed by Zeiss specifically for the NEX system had the best chance of avoiding the problems observed with other wide angle lenses.

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    Last edited by ken_vs_ryu; 17th June 2013 at 08:04.

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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    I now have a Touit 12mm for my NEX 7. While I am yet to master this lens, much wider than what I owned heretofore, I can confirm that there is no colour shift IMHO.

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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    Ken and Philber:

    Thanks much for the info! Very glad to hear that there's a very good wide angle available for the NEX 7.

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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    No color shift that I can see.

    Also, I really don't consider the corners soft. At least, they're not softer than any other lens wider than 35mm that I've used on the Nex-7.


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    Re: Question about new Zeiss 12mm WA

    Taylor:
    Thanks for the sample. Boy, it's amazing how fast these new lenses are getting into the hands of folks. This is definitely a good site for up to the minute info on new stuff.

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