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Tokina Announces Availability of the opera 50mm F1.4 FF, a Wide Prime Lens Compatible with Nikon & Canon Full-Frame DSLRs

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Christophe Anagnostopoulos

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Christophe Anagnostopoulos

This is an update to the previous blog, Tokina: opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a Premium Full-Frame Lens for High-End DSLR Cameras of Nikon & Canon: Dust and Moisture Sealing; Nikon Mount Model Has an Electric Diaphragm Mechanism.

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF (left) and lens hood (right)

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF (left) and lens hood (right)

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a wide prime lens.

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Ryosuke Takahashi

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Ryosuke Takahashi

opera 50mm F1.4 FF’s highlights include:

  • 3 lens elements molded from SD (Super-low Dispersion) glass and one aspherical glass element in the rear-focus lens group.
  • The lens incorporates a 9-blade, round-shaped diaphragm for natural bokeh.
  • Tokina also incorporates an electric diaphragm specific to the Nikon mount for more accurate and precise aperture control.
  • Fast and quite AF
  • Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F
Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Toshiya Ogawa

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Toshiya Ogawa

Main specifications of opera 50mm F1.4 FF
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Automatic Aperture: Yes
Manual Aperture Ring: No
Angle of View: 47°24′
Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.4m
Focusing Mode: Automatic
Manual Focusing Ring: Yes
Autofocus Switch: Switch
Focusing Type: Internal Focus
Sensor Size: Full Frame
Filter Size: 72mm
Multi-coating: Yes

Construction
Construction E/G: 15 Elements in 9 Groups
Aperture Blades: 9
Electrical Contacts: Yes

Additional info
Dimensions: 80×107.5 mm
Weight: 950g
Lens Hood: BH-726
Package: Carton Box, Front Lens Cap, Instructions Manual, Lens Hood, Rear Lens Cap, Warranty Sheet

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF with Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF with Canon EOS 5D Mark III

NEWS RELEASE

New Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF

Sep 21, 2018

About opera Series

With the debut of 50mm F1.4 FF Tokina is launching a new series of next generation, premium full-frame lenses for high-end DSLR cameras called “opera” series. The new series is designed to perfectly match recent high-resolution full-frame DSLR cameras that demand the highest quality optical designs. Building on the award winning heritage of Tokina’s AT-X line of lenses, the new opera series will offer an ever-expanding, premium line of Full-frame lenses that meet the growing demands of high-performance DSLR cameras.

In modern society the word “opera” is commonly used to indicate stage art works that combine drama, music and dance. 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” that is still used in contemporary language meaning “great literary, artistic or intellectual work” (e.g. “magnum opus”, “opera magna”). We chose the name opera for our new premium full-frame DSLR lens series with the idea that it will help the photographer in creating real “works of art”.

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Toshiya Ogawa

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Toshiya Ogawa

Product overview

The 50mm F1.4 FF is the debut premium lens in Tokina’s new opera series for high-performance full-frame DSLR cameras. The lens incorporates Tokina’s latest advancements in optical engineering and electronic design to meet the demands of today’s DSLR technology. With advanced features like ring-shaped ultrasonic motors for fast and quiet operation, Tokina’s new ELR lens coating technology, and advanced weather sealing technology, the new 50mm F1.4 FF opera lens will be a go-to lens in many camera bags.

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Ryosuke Takahashi

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF: Photo by Ryosuke Takahashi

Estimated time of arrival: November, 2018

EAN code: 4961607 634608 (for Canon EF mount full frame)
EAN code: 4961607 634615 (for Nikon F mount full frame)

ABOUT TOKINA

As a part of Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd., Tokina has an optical manufacturing tradition that dates back to 1950s. Tokina specializes in high-quality lenses for today’s digital single lens reflex (DSLR) and mirrorless cameras.


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