Patrick Müller writing nonsense since 2021

The Carl Zeiss Touit 32/1.8 for Fuji: Some impressions

I have tried this lens for a few months and so before having it leave the house I'd like to give a few impressions of it.

First of all: the optics of this lens are really nice and so is the built quality, there is really nothing bad I can say here. The only exception maybe that the aperture-ring on mine was a little too smooth for my taste. The images I took with this lens were absolutely sharp, so there are no complaints on that front.
Of course my comparison was with some of the more recent Fujifilm lenses and so I was somewhat disappointed by the autofocus on this lens: it's clearly audible and not as fast as say my 50/2 or 23/2. Having said that: this lens is quite a bit older then those and also was part of the first line of Zeiss AF lenses. What eventually prompted to sell the lens again was much more that I didn't end up using it as much as I thought I might.

So while this was propably I really great lens when it came out I would now rather consider the 35/1.4 or the 35/2 from Fujifilm if you are looking for an equivalent to the classic 50mm normal lens. Personally I don't think I'll replace it with a new "normal lens" right away as I didn't end up using it as much as say the 50 on my Leica.