According to latest reports the new Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens will start shipping by the end of October with a price around $1,100. This is a basic conversion from the 126,900 yen price in Japan which makes it around $1,100 including tax. Usually the US pricing will become lower and stand at $1,000 (check US pricing at B&H).
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.
Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens specifications:
- Full frame DSLR lens
- Available for Canon and Nikon mounts
- Ultrasonic motor adopted
- Electromagnetic iris system for Nikon
- The direction of rotation of the focus ring is the same as that of a genuine lens for both Canon and Nikon
- Maximum aperture: f/1.4
- Ring-shaped ultrasonic AF motor
- Electric diaphragm mechanism
- Weather-sealed construction