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Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens announced for full frame DSLRs

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Tokina has introduced the Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for full frame DSLR cameras. A prototype of Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF will be displayed at CP+2018 Kenko Tokina booth

The Nikon F and Canon EF mount Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a fast standard-length prime designed to achieve high optical performance. Dust and weather resistant optic features an ultrasonic motor, a focus ring that rotates the same direction as that of a genuine Canon or Nikon lens. The lens has an electromagnetic iris system for Nikon shooters.

Its f/1.4 maximum aperture allows for effective low-light shooting, even handheld. It’s also able to achieve a very narrow depth of field when shooting at f/1.4, creating a dramatic separation between your subject and background.

US pricing is not yet available, but the Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is scheduled to be released from Summer 2018. Here is the full press release:

New Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF, A Premium Full-Frame lens for High-End DSLR Cameras

FEBRUARY 28, 2018 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF , a premium Full Frame lens for high-end DSLR cameras.

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens announced for full frame DSLRs


With the debut of opera 50mm F1.4 FF we are launching a new series of next generation premium full-frame lenses for high-end DSLR cameras called “opera” series.

Opera series is designed to perfectly match recent high-spec full-frame DSLR cameras, which keep requiring high quality optics to be used with. In addition to originally high-valued Tokina AT-X series, this new opera series is positioned as top premium series of full-frame size lenses and will be further expanded with other lenses of related specifications and performance.

n modern society the word “opera” is commonly used to express general genres of stage art. In Italian it means work or work of art. As an omitted art genre definition opera comes from “opera musicale” that means a piece of music work. In Latin opera comes from “opus” and in contemporary language “magnum opus”, “opera magna” still has a meaning of “great literary, artistic or intellectual work”. We chose the name “opera” for a new premium full-frame DSLR lens series thinking of a lens that will help photographer in creating real “work of art”.

About the product

The debuting premium full-frame lens for high-end DSLR cameras in opera series is 50mm F1.4 FF (FF – Full-Frame). Designed for full-frame format DSLR cameras, opera 50mm F1.4 FF adopts a ring-shaped ultrasonic motor for autofocus drive module. Weather sealing prevents from dust and moisture to come inside the lens body. For the first time in Tokina line up Nikon mount model incorporates an electric diaphragm mechanism. The direction of the focus ring rotation fits the genuine Nikon and Canon lens.

Mounts: Nikon F, Canon EF
Sensor size: full frame format
Sales release: summer 2018

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