Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF Lens for Canon and Nikon Full-frame DSLRs

February 28, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses | Comment |
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The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.

Kenko Tokina Press Release (translated)

An interchangeable lens for full size single lens reflex camera "opera 50 mm F1.4 FF" announced

Kenko · Tokiner Co., Ltd. (President: Toru Yamanaka) announces "opera 50 mm F1.4 FF" as an interchangeable lens for full size single lens reflex camera. 

Item nameSuggested retail priceRelease date
opera 50 mm F1.4 FF Nikon FTo be determinedScheduled to be released in the summer of 2018
opera 50 mm F1.4 FF Canon EFTo be determinedScheduled to be released in the summer of 2018

Features

Tokiner's new series 'opera' is a new series of high-end lenses for full size single lens reflex. 
"Opera 50 mm F1.4 FF" corresponds to full size machine (FF = full format), AF drive is ring type ultrasonic motor. We have sealed everywhere, and we realized the dustproof and drip-proof specification as a lens. For Tokinar lens first, electromagnetic diaphragm was adopted for Nikon mount. The rotation direction of the focus ring is set for each Nikon and Canon.

What is Tokina opera series

Recent digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR) have remarkable image quality and performance improvement. In order to fully demonstrate the performance of full-frame high-end digital single lens reflex cameras equipped with the latest technologies including high pixel sensors, it is necessary to shoot with lenses optimized for that purpose. A new generation premium lens specifically developed for such a new generation full frame SLR camera, it is 'opera (opera)' series. 

In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, we will expand the Tokina opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.

Although the term 'opera' is often used as a genre of the stage synthesis art in modern times, it is originally the word that means "work" "work" in Italian. 

The 'Opera' of the performing arts is what this word was generated, omitting what was originally called 'Opera musicale'. Also, the etymology of 'Opera' can be traced back to 'Opus' in Latin, and even now 'Magnum opus' and 'Opera Magna' are sometimes used in terms of 'masterpiece' and 'masterpiece'. We decided to adopt it as a series name of premium lens for single lens reflex cameras with the meaning of "lens to create work" "masterpiece" in the word 'opera'.

Reference exhibit on CP + 2018

"Opera 50 mm F1.4 FF" will be exhibited at Kenko · Tokiner booth of CP + 2018 to be held at Pacifico Yokohama from tomorrow.



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