Tokina Opera 50 mm f / 1.4 FF is a new full-frame lens, which is characterized by high image quality. Its optical design is to ensure high detail, and the glass is equipped with AF.
Tokina Opera 50 mm f / 1.4 FF is a classic "fifty" with bright light. Aperture open to f / 1.4 provides high brightness of the image, and hence – nice bokeh. We do not know much about the structure – what its optics are. We only know that a full-frame model is to be the beginning of the premium series. This series will contain the highest quality lenses that ensure good quality even on a wide hole. Technologies used in the most modern digital matrices entail the need for changes in the design and production of optics. The Tokina Opera series responds to these growing expectations. Tokina decided to name the new series of lenses from the premium segment Opera, hoping that it will be a kind of inspiration for photographers, and the products of this series will allow to create outstanding works of art. – we read in the manufacturer's communication.
Tokina Opera or Sigma Art
The autofocus drive will be equipped with an annular ultrasonic motor. This will ensure quiet operation, so the lens will work during filming. The glass will be sealed, which will ensure resistance to water and dust. It is worth noting that for the first time in Tokina's history lenses with Nikon mounts will have an electronic mechanism that controls the aperture. The market will also feature models with Canon mount.Looking at Tokina's movement, it's hard not to get the impression that he wants to compete with Sigma. The Sigma Art series introduced by this second manufacturer is very popular. So it looks like Tokina is preparing her answer. The producer initiates a series that aims to conquer the hearts of demanding, professional photographers. Time will tell if it will work, because Sigma has shaped her position quite well. Recently, her new models have gained the Sony mount. The new Tokina lens is a very popular focal length and we can find such lenses on the market quite a lot. That is why the key issue will not only be the quality, but also the price.
When Tokina Opera goes on sale
We do not know the prices of new glass yet. We know, however, that it will go to stores this summer . So we have to wait for the information about how much we will have to pay for it. We are still waiting for details of the specification, because we know relatively little yet.