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Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Full Frame DSLR Lens Announced

Available for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, the new Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens is now officially announced. US pricing is not yet available and you can check the price at B&H. Shipping is scheduled to start in Summer 2018.


  • EF-Mount & F-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
  • Ring-Shaped Ultrasonic AF Motor
  • Electric Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Press Release:


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.


About opera series

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.

In 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

Mounts: Nikon F, Canon EF
Sensor size: full frame format

About sales release:
Sales release: summer 2018

A prototype of Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF will be displayed at CP+2018 Kenko Tokina booth location: Exhibition Hall(1F), booth # G-57

Via: Tokina

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