Carl Zeiss Announced a New 50mm f/2.8 for E-Mount & X-Mount
Fan of the E-Mount or already an owner of the pretty sweet Fuji X-mount systems? Then you might like this: Zeiss just announced a 50mm f/2.8 macro lens for both mounts that sports the styling of the Zeiss lenses we’ve come to love over the years. It will be available at the end of March for $999.
From the Zeiss blog: “This new ZEISS macro lens offers a magnification power of 1:1, with which the photographed motif appears in its original size on the camera sensor. As a result, the lens makes it possible to visualize details which would otherwise not be seen with the naked eye. The new Touit 2.8/50M follows in very imposing footsteps: ZEISS macro lenses with a magnification power of 1:2 – such as the Makro-Planar T* 2/100 and the Makro-Planar T* 2/50 – have already garnered an excellent reputation in the market for SLR lenses.”
You can see what the lens is capable of producing, as Zeiss has already published sample images to their Flickr: